Healthcare workers across New Jersey celebrate election victories
After one of the most consequential elections in American history, with the fate of democracy itself seemingly in the balance, HPAE is sending out congratulations to endorsed candidates who are the declared winners in national, state and local races of these Midterm Elections.
HPAE President Debbie White, RN, demands that election workers be given the necessary support and space to finish counting the votes in the remaining, as yet undecided, races.
Healthcare workers knocked on doors to call upon union members to support candidates who have had their back throughout the pandemic and continue to advocate on their behalf for improved working conditions. HPAE congratulates the following declared winners in NJ:
- CD 1 Congress Donald Norcross
- CD 3 Congress Andy Kim
- CD 5 Congress Josh Gottheimer
- CD 6 Congress Frank Pallone, Jr.
- CD 8 Congress Robert Menendez
- CD 9 Congress Bill Pascrell, Jr.
- CD 10 Congress Donald Payne
- CD 11 Congress Rebecca “Mikie” Sherrill
- CD 12 Congress Bonnie Watson Coleman
HPAE also congratulates Anthony Talerico, Jr. on his re-election as mayor of Eatontown, NJ.
The union endorsed Talerico because, as an oncology nurse, he understands intimately the challenges health care workers face on the job. He advocates for workplace violence prevention and supports Safe Staffing in healthcare settings. Ultimately, he understands the importance of workers having a voice on the job.
Rep. Tom Malinowski lost the race to represent the 7th Congressional District to Republican Tom Kean Jr. Malinowski was a staunch advocate for working people, especially health care workers, during his four years representing this district in Congress.
“Electing strong allies means our work confronting the challenges of the health care sector—including the current staffing crisis, workplace violence and ensuring workers have a voice in the workplace—is only a first step,” Debbie White said. “We must now work with these leaders to pass new laws and enforce existing laws that allow workers to safely care for their patients.”
For more information, contact: Michael Allen, (646) 436-7556