Republican gubernatorial candidate Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli finally announced his choice for Lt. Governor this week, longtime Trenton insider and former State Senator Diane Allen. The rollout was a little bumpy, with Allen repeatedly pressed to explain whether she agrees with Ciattarelli’s extreme conservative positions on issues like LGBTQ inclusion, vaccine mandates in public schools for diseases like measles and mumps, and more. In fact, when asked directly for her views on these issues, Allen said: I’m not sure exactly where Jack stands on a lot of things. 

Read our full statement here.

Gov. Murphy Update

At an unrelated bill signing this week, Governor Murphy was confronted by anti-vaccine protesters apparently unhappy with his aggressive efforts to get residents vaccinated. The Governor said what we’re all thinking, and in the process went viral with a clip of him confronting the protesters generating millions of views online. 

We’re proud to stand with Governor Murphy against the anti-science, anti-vaccine forces that are making it harder to defeat this pandemic and get back to normal life. Great work Governor Murphy!

President Biden Update

While many Republicans continue to denigrate the men and women of the U.S. Capitol Police who were on the front lines of the January 6th Insurrection, President Biden and Democrats are celebrating the sacrifices that these brave officers made to protect our democracy. This week the President signed a bill awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to these officers as a token of our nation’s thanks for their heroism. 

Thank you,

— Chairman LeRoy J. Jones, Jr.