Election Center 2020 - Health Professionals & Allied Employees

Election Center 2020

On Tuesday, November 2, 2021 voters in New Jersey will go to the polls to elect the Governor, the State Legislators; Senators (40 seats) and Assemblypersons (80 seats), County Commissioners and local candidates.

HPAE members, who faced unprecedented health and safety concerns battling COVID-19 in their healthcare facilities, want to know and understand how New Jersey will move forward. HPAE has endorsed candidates who have been on the side of health care workers and patients and who have committed to protecting the interests of patients and workers over the financial interests of large healthcare corporations. It is up to each of us to participate in the very important 2021 general election when registered voters will cast their vote to elect our next Governor, State Senate and Assembly members, county and local elected.

Among the issues and votes HPAE members examined were support or opposition of:

  • S1083 / A2439: establishes minimum registered professional nurse staffing standards for hospitals and ambulatory surgery facilities and certain DHS facilities.
  • S2991/A4803: requires the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management to establish a process to evaluate and approve personal protective equipment (PPE) for use during public health emergencies and requires NJ to create PPE stockpiles for the State.
  • Requiring healthcare facilities to produce and implement a pandemic preparedness plan that is reviewed and approved by NJ regulators.

Throughout this election season we hope you will visit Election Center 2021, where you can learn more about:

  • Candidates:
  • Labor Volunteers: Due to Covid-19 our GOTV program has not yet been determined. Watch for updates and opportunities to sign-up to support our 2020 candidates to urge union members to support pro-labor endorsed candidates

To check your voter registration status or to register to vote go to: https://njaflcio.org/cope/



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