Democrat,


Last night our New Jersey Democratic State Committee voted for a new Executive Board led by my successor and friend, Chairman LeRoy Jones of Essex County. I have tremendous confidence in Chairman Jones and his team and I know that our party is in good hands, and I congratulate him on beginning what I’m sure will be a successful tenure as NJDSC Chairman. Read more about Chairman Jones and our party’s new leadership team here.

Leading our Democratic Party has been the privilege and honor of my career in public service and I would like to thank the DSC members and Democratic leaders around the state for their support over the years as we accomplished so many great things together. 

I will not be going away and I look forward to continuing to serve as Chairman of the Passaic County Democrats and to keep contributing to the success of our party however I can. This is a critical year for our state and we need all hands on deck to help re-elect Governor Murphy and expand our majority in the State Senate and Assembly. 

Finally, I want to say thank you to all the New Jersey Democrats who have helped our party succeed so much over the last eight years. Whether you donated to our party or our candidates, came to our events, attended one of our trainings, shared our content with your networks or simply voted for Democratic candidates, you have made a difference in the direction of New Jersey, and we could not do it without your support. 

Thank you, 

Chairman John Currie 


P.S. — I would like to wish you a happy Juneteenth as our state celebrates this incredibly meaningful holiday for the first time. Read more here to learn about how New Jersey is marking the occasion and the history behind the day.

Democrat,


The Primary Election is over and we now know who the Republican nominee facing off with Governor Murphy will be — longtime Trenton insider, Trump fan and Christie collaborator Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli. Read our new blog post laying out five things to know about Republican Ciattarelli, from his embrace of Trump’s election lies to his extreme conservative positions on critical issues.

GOV. MURPHY UPDATE

Governor Murphy and his team are continuing the state’s incredibly successful vaccine distribution campaign, which is now recognized as one of the best in the nation. Over 5.5 million residents have now received at least their first shot, which ranks sixth among all states. This tremendous progress is helping us all get closer to returning to our normal lives as businesses reopen, public events start to be scheduled again and families and friends are reunited after so much time apart. 

For up to date information regarding new cases and directives regarding coronavirus, or information on vaccine registration and signup, visit the state’s dedicated COVID-19 Information Hub or follow Governor Murphy’s official pages on social media. You can also reach the state’s Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545. 

Twitter: @GovMurphy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/governorphilmurphy/

PRESIDENT BIDEN UPDATE 

While New Jersey and the country as a whole are making enormous strides in defeating COVID-19, the same cannot be said about many other countries where access to lifesaving vaccines is currently not possible. President Biden announced this week that his administration would provide 500 million doses to countries around the world to help them begin their own vaccine programs. This is not only the moral choice, it’s also a smart investment as eradicating the pandemic across the globe is the only way to ensure that it never rises again in our own communities. 

Thank you, 

Chairman John Currie 

Democrat,

The Great Trump-off of 2021, also known as the Republican Primary for Governor, rages on towards Election Day on Tuesday. The candidates are continuing to cozy up to the most extreme elements of the Republican Party, with the latest example coming this week when Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli embraced the anti-vaccine movement by promoting one of its most prominent backers in the state. 

No matter which candidate prevails, the result will be clear — a Trump Republican will be running against Governor Murphy, and we need to do everything we can to rally behind our Governor. 

GOV. MURPHY UPDATE

New Jersey continues to make tremendous progress in the fight against COVID-19, and today Governor Murphy has lifted additional restrictions on indoor gatherings as vaccination rates rise and cases fall. This follows the lifting of the state’s indoor mask mandate one week ago and marks our continued success in beating back the pandemic as we get closer to the Summer. 

Recognizing that progress, the state legislature passed a bill this week to officially end the state’s public health emergency, one year and three months since it was originally enacted. The bill, which Governor Murphy plans to sign today, will maintain some of the executive powers that have helped keep residents safe while returning to a more normal management of state government. 

For up to date information regarding new cases and directives regarding coronavirus, or information on vaccine registration and signup, visit the state’s dedicated COVID-19 Information Hub or follow Governor Murphy’s official pages on social media. You can also reach the state’s Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545. 

Twitter: @GovMurphy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/governorphilmurphy/

PRESIDENT BIDEN UPDATE 

The Biden administration continues to make unmistakable progress on ending the COVID-19 crisis and getting our economy back on track. Vaccine numbers are progressing across the country and jobs are being filled as demand for sectors impacted by the pandemic returns. We’ve come a long way since January when President Biden took office and we’re grateful for his steady, competent leadership.

Thank you, 

Chairman John Currie 

Democrat,


Earlier this week two of the Republicans vying for their party’s nomination to take on Governor Phil Murphy held a debate that essentially boiled down to one question — who is the Trumpiest? Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and businessman Hirsh Singh traded barbs all night about who is the bigger right winger, who thinks Donald Trump really won the 2020 election, who would roll back gun safety laws faster, who would attack a woman’s right to choose more savagely and much more. Unfortunately, this sad spectacle was an accurate representation of where the New Jersey Republican Party is today, with a new poll saying that 71% of GOP voters don’t believe that Joe Biden won the 2020 election.

There was one winner of the debate — Governor Murphy, who is leading our state forward while his Republican opponents continue to appeal only to the far right. 

GOV. MURPHY UPDATE

With Memorial Day Weekend and the unofficial start of summer upon us, New Jersey is reaching a major milestone today with Governor Murphy officially dropping the state’s indoor mask mandate in most circumstances. As the Governor says, the incredible progress our state has made in vaccinations and in reducing the number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations has made this moment possible. 

For up to date information regarding new cases and directives regarding coronavirus, or information on vaccine registration and signup, visit the state’s dedicated COVID-19 Information Hub or follow Governor Murphy’s official pages on social media. You can also reach the state’s Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545. 

Twitter: @GovMurphy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/governorphilmurphy/

PRESIDENT BIDEN UPDATE 

We all know that economic health is impossible without public health, and with more than 50% of the country now vaccinated the Biden administration is starting to see real results on reviving the American economy. Job growth is picking up, with wages also rising as employers compete for workers by offering higher pay and better benefits. It’s all part of President Biden’s economic plan, and it’s working. 

Thank you, 

Chairman John Currie 

Democrat,

Since he switched parties and decided to go all in with Donald Trump, Rep. Jeff Van Drew has continued to drift further and further out of the mainstream and towards the extreme right wing. That continued this week when he voted no on a bipartisan bill to create an independent commission to study the horrific events of January 6th, when an angry mob spurred on by Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol. Read our full statement on Van Drew’s disgraceful vote here.

Even Rep. Chris Smith, who is one of the most conservative members of the House of Representatives, did the right thing and joined dozens of Republicans and every Democrat in voting to establish the commission. Van Drew’s no vote is another disgrace and all the more reason why he must be defeated next year. Join our “Traitor Van Drew” campaign here to stand up for our democracy. 

GOV. MURPHY UPDATE

With the Supreme Court threatening women’s reproductive rights with a pending case that could weaken Roe v. Wade, states are mobilizing to codify abortion rights to ensure that women’s right to choose is protected. Here in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy has made his support for women’s reproductive rights 100% clear and he is working to pass the Reproductive Freedom Act to ensure that women in our state continue to have access to these critical health care services regardless of what the Supreme Court does. Yesterday, the Governor was joined by legislators and advocates on a video roundtable organized by Planned Parenthood of NJ to discuss the urgent need to pass the bill. 

For up to date information regarding new cases and directives regarding coronavirus, or information on vaccine registration and signup, visit the state’s dedicated COVID-19 Information Hub or follow Governor Murphy’s official pages on social media. You can also reach the state’s Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545. 

Twitter: @GovMurphy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/governorphilmurphy/

PRESIDENT BIDEN UPDATE 

President Biden got behind the wheel this week to help showcase the new Ford F-150 Lightning, the American car icon’s first fully electric pickup truck. The President used the event to highlight the need to pass the American Jobs Plan to invest in electric vehicles and other forward-looking initiatives that will create millions of jobs and also help fight climate change. 

Thank you, 

Chairman John Currie

Democrat,

Governor Murphy’s re-election campaign is kicking into high gear with the primary election only a few more weeks away, releasing its first television ad and starting a major push towards informing the state about all the progress that has been made with the Governor’s leadership. With the Republican Party still wrestling with its future as a “Trump Party,” Governor Murphy is focused on the real issues that our state cares about, like recovering from the pandemic, getting small businesses going again and much more. 

GOV. MURPHY UPDATE

With the Pfizer vaccine now approved for use in children ages 12-15, Governor Murphy and public health leaders throughout the state are working to offer vaccinations to this new population group to continue the fight against COVID-19. New cases and hospitalizations are both dropping rapidly as more and more residents get vaccinated and the state is still pushing towards its goal of vaccinating 70% of the state’s population by June 30. 

For up to date information regarding new cases and directives regarding coronavirus, or information on vaccine registration and signup, visit the state’s dedicated COVID-19 Information Hub or follow Governor Murphy’s official pages on social media. You can also reach the state’s Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545. 

Twitter: @GovMurphy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/governorphilmurphy/

PRESIDENT BIDEN UPDATE 

After a cyberattack left the nation’s gasoline supply disrupted, President Biden’s administration has taken decisive action to alleviate any shortages and make sure that peoples’ lives are not disrupted. The Biden administration’s whole-of-government approach involved mobilizing enough fuel reserves to provide gasoline for five million vehicles starting this weekend. Read more about the President’s actions here. 

Just like how his leadership is helping us get through COVID-19, President Biden continues to show what it means to have a competent, effective President in the Oval Office who is working to solve problems, not create them. 

Thank you, 

Chairman John Currie 

Democrat,

The Primary Election is around the corner and the political campaign season is heating up. Now is a perfect time to start organizing voters around the state to help re-elect our Governor, Phil Murphy, and Democrats up and down the ticket. The Murphy for Governor campaign will hold its Digital Organizing Kickoff event this weekend, with special guest appearances by Governor Murphy, First Lady Tammy Murphy, and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver. Sign up here to join the event and get started organizing towards victory in November!

GOV. MURPHY UPDATE

A new poll from Monmouth University confirms what we’ve known all along — that New Jersey residents overwhelmingly support Governor Murphy’s handling of COVID-19 and approve of the job he’s doing leading our state. A whopping 66% of respondents say the Governor did a good job handling COVID-19, which is a strong reflection on his steady, honest and consistent leadership that has been displayed since the start of the pandemic. 

Governor Murphy also announced the state’s new “Shot and a Beer” program this week, where dozens of local breweries will offer a free beer to anyone who gets vaccinated in the month of May. These kinds of innovative, outside the box programs will help the state meet its vaccine goal and defeat COVID-19 once and for all. 

For up to date information regarding new cases and directives regarding coronavirus, or information on vaccine registration and signup, visit the state’s dedicated COVID-19 Information Hub or follow Governor Murphy’s official pages on social media. You can also reach the state’s Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545. 

Twitter: @GovMurphy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/governorphilmurphy/

PRESIDENT BIDEN UPDATE 

The Biden administration is continuing to push Congress to enact the American Jobs Plan, sweeping legislation that would pump $2 trillion directly into our economy by investing in our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. As President Biden points out, America’s roads, bridges, water systems and many other essential items are seriously lacking and now is the time to make this aggressive plan a reality and put our country back to work. 

Thank you, 

Chairman John Currie

Democrat,

As our country continues to grapple with issues like racial justice and police reform, we need our elected leaders to step up and lead these difficult conversations now more than ever. Just last week, Mayor Ras J. Baraka of Newark convened a conversation with some of the state’s highest ranking Black elected officials in response to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict.” 

You can watch this powerful, candid discussion here: 

https://www.facebook.com/CityofNewark/videos/607350373555751

GOV. MURPHY UPDATE

Governor Murphy just announced yet another major milestone in the state’s vaccination campaign, with over 3 million residents now fully vaccinated. We are well on our way to meeting Governor Murphy’s ambitious vaccination goals and to getting our state opened back up in a safe, responsible way.

For up to date information regarding new cases and directives regarding coronavirus, or information on vaccine registration and signup, visit the state’s dedicated COVID-19 Information Hub or follow Governor Murphy’s official pages on social media. You can also reach the state’s Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545. 

Twitter: @GovMurphy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/governorphilmurphy/

PRESIDENT BIDEN UPDATE 

President Biden made his first joint address to Congress this week where he celebrated the incredible progress his administration has made to combat the pandemic and support working families. The President also pushed for more congressional action on vital priorities like investing in our infrastructure and providing support to families. And he did it sitting beside two women serving in the positions of Vice President and Speaker of the House, something that has never before happened in our nation’s history. 

Watch highlights from the President’s address here. 

Thank you, 

Chairman John Currie

Democrat,

Republican gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli has two major problems hovering over his campaign, and their names are Donald Trump and Chris Christie. As The Record’s Charlie Stile outlines in his latest column, Ciattarelli is being forced to reckon with his past and current support for the former president and governor, both of whom remain incredibly unpopular with New Jersey voters.

Read our new blog post breaking down Ciattarelli’s “Double Trouble” and how his ties with Trump and Christie will devastate his campaign. 

GOV. MURPHY UPDATE

With today being Earth Day, it’s a great opportunity to highlight one of Governor Murphy’s most impactful green initiatives and something that will transform an entire region of our state with green jobs and new opportunities. The New Jersey Wind Port will create approximately 1,500 permanent jobs once it is operational as well as numerous union construction jobs and generate enough clean electricity to power 3.2 million homes.

For up to date information regarding new cases and directives regarding coronavirus, or information on vaccine registration and signup, visit the state’s dedicated COVID-19 Information Hub or follow Governor Murphy’s official pages on social media. You can also reach the state’s Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545. 

Twitter: @GovMurphy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/governorphilmurphy/

PRESIDENT BIDEN UPDATE

President Biden announced another milestone in the country’s vaccination efforts, with 200 million doses now administered. More than 50% of Americans have now received at least one vaccine dose, and New Jersey is leading the way as one of only eight states where that number is over 60%.

Thank you, 

Chairman John Currie

Democrat,

“Undying” Trump supporter and turncoat Jeff Van Drew continues to make headlines, this time by endorsing his fellow “Stop the Steal” enthusiast Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli for Governor. This perfect pairing illustrates just how far the Republican Party has fallen, when the Republican frontrunner for his party’s nomination for governor is willingly accepting the support of a politician in Van Drew who has seemingly reversed himself on every position he’s taken since going to Washington.

At NJDSC we are already working to defeat Van Drew next year, along with grassroots Democrats in South Jersey and throughout the state who know how important it is to beat him. You can join the fight here by choosing your least favorite Van Drew moment, from opposing the COVID-19 relief act to siding with radical Marjorie Taylor-Green to suppressing our right to vote. 

GOV. MURPHY UPDATE

With two more tragic mass shootings happening this week alone, the urgent need to enact more stringent gun safety laws has never been more clear, both nationally and here in New Jersey. Governor Murphy is answering that call by proposing a sweeping new package of gun safety reforms that will make our state the toughest on guns in the country. President Biden himself is praising the governor for his quick action, thanking him for “stepping up and taking action to save lives.”

For up to date information regarding new cases and directives regarding coronavirus, or information on vaccine registration and signup, visit the state’s dedicated COVID-19 Information Hub or follow Governor Murphy’s official pages on social media. You can also reach the state’s Vaccine Call Center at 1-855-568-0545. 

Twitter: @GovMurphy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/governorphilmurphy/

PRESIDENT BIDEN UPDATE 

With the 20th anniversary of 9/11 approaching, President Biden just announced that he will soon pull all U.S. forces out of Afghanistan. This decisive action shows the President’s willingness to move on from the past and embrace a better future for our nation and the world. 

Thank you, 

Chairman John Currie