Today, as Chris Christie appeared before the legislature in Trenton to discuss the annual budget, the Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee John Currie slammed the governor for apparently funding a multi-million dollar drug addiction advertisement campaign featuring himself with monies meant to feed women and infant children.

 

(Trenton) — Today, as Chris Christie appeared before the legislature in Trenton to discuss the annual budget, the Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee John Currie slammed the governor for apparently funding a multi-million dollar drug addiction advertisement campaign featuring himself with monies meant to feed women and infant children.

 

“The governor has zero credibility talking about budgetary matters. But it is shocking that he — quite literally — has been promoting himself by taking food out of the mouths of women and children. He continues to treat the public treasury as though it exists for him to promote himself, and that’s not right. He’s cost our state millions already,” said Chairman Currie.

 

“Most everyone agrees that addiction is a growing concern that must be addressed, but the way to do it is not by secretly skimming funds from programs targeted at New Jersey’s most vulnerable families,” Currie added.

 

Yesterday, a news report exposed the governor for paying for television and radio advertisements in which he is featured with money from the state’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. That program provides low-income families with resources for food and heath care.

 

SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN CAUCUS TOUTS DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION PRESENCE

July 22, 2016 at 11:41pm

 

Today, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee’s South Asian American Caucus (SAAC) is highlighting its members that are serving as delegates and volunteers at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25-28, where the party is expected to approve a national platform and nominate Hillary Clinton as its presidential nominee.

 

(TRENTON) — Today, the New Jersey Democratic State Committee’s South Asian American Caucus (SAAC) is highlighting its members that are serving as delegates and volunteers at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 25-28, where the party is expected to approve a national platform and nominate Hillary Clinton as its presidential nominee.

 

Among the pledged delegates from the New Jersey South Asian community are Dr. Khyati Joshi, the current SAAC Co-chair, who will be supporting the nomination of Hillary Clinton and Peter Jacob, the Democratic nominee in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional District.

 

“We are proud that the political activism of New Jersey’s South Asian American community — and our South Asian American Caucus in particular — is being showcased on the national stage. It is critical to our success that we remain involved in the electoral process, and we will be looking to make a meaningful contribution to the Convention,” said Dr. Joshi.

 

Members of SAAC will also be serving as convention volunteers. Notably. Rajiv Parikh, who serves as Counsel for the New Jersey Democratic State Committee, will continue to provide legal guidance to the state party’s executive leadership. And SAAC’s Hudson County Director, Amit Jani, will be serving as a liaison to Asian American Pacific Islander media at the Wells Fargo Center, where the convention proceedings will take place.

 

“With over 3.4 million South Asian American across the country, it is important that our community has a voice during this historic event,” said SAAC Co-chair Satish Poondi. “And I am glad to see members of New Jersey’s South Asian American community working to unify the party behind Hillary Clinton and for our shared vision for the future — one that continues to break down barriers for everyday Americans while preserving the hard-earned progress made by President Barack Obama.”

 

New Jersey currently has the third largest South Asian population in the United States, with over 350,000 South Asians residing in the state. It also has one of the most diverse populations within the South Asian community, including residents of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan descent.

 

ABOUT THE SOUTH ASIAN AMERICAN CAUCUS

 

The South Asian American Caucus is a statewide platform within New Jersey’s Democratic State Committee to discuss issues important to the South Asian community and to support and elevate members of our community interested in pursuing elected office. The leadership of the South Asian American Caucus believes in the core democratic values of equal opportunity and economic justice, as well as the rights of women, minorities and immigrants to participate fully and equally in the promise of the United States.

 

Media Contact: Amit Jani, <tel:201-864-0600>

 

CHAIRMAN CURRIE: GOV. CHRISTIE ENCOURAGES BAD BEHAVIOR BY CONDONING PLAGIARISM

July 19, 2016 at 5:05pm

 

Today, the Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee John Currie slammed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for dismissing the blatant plagiarism of Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, during her speech at last night’s Republican convention. Christie is scheduled to address Republican delegates this evening but, it is worth noting that Mrs. Trump’s plagiarism would have been punishable violation at Christie’s own alma mater, the University of Delaware.

 

(Trenton) — Today, the Chairman of the New Jersey Democratic State Committee John Currie slammed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for dismissing the blatant plagiarism of Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, during her speech at last night’s Republican convention.

“I find his attitude — that there is one set of rules for Chris Christie and his friends, and another for the rest of us — both offensive and irresponsible. It is a real problem — one for which New Jersey pays a price,” said Chairman Currie. “It sends the wrong message to New Jersey school children and their families when he condones bad behavior, and I think it is directly related to the fact that felony conspiracies were hatched and implemented by several of his closest advisors. New Jersey deserves a governor who will not turn the other cheek just to serve his personal political ambitions. We’re better than that.”

Notably, the well-documented plagiarism of Michele Obama’s 2008 convention speech by Melania Trump would not have been allowed at Chris Christie’s alma mater. The University of Delaware defines plagiarism as “the inclusion of someone else’s words… as one’s own,” and lists it first among academic violations in its official Code of Conduct, a violation of which may also “constitute a violation of city, state, or federal law and vice versa.”

Curiously, the next offense listed in the University’s policy is “fabrication” — another irresponsible behavior that Chris Christie frequently engages in.

###