BlueWave NJ Endorses Bob Menendez for Re-election to the U.S. Senate
BlueWave cites Senator’s ‘extensive record of service to NJ’
New Brunswick, NJ – The Menendez for Senate Campaign today announced that Blue Wave NJ, a respected grassroots organization representing thousands of committed New Jersey volunteers and organizers, has endorsed Bob Menendez for reelection to the U.S. Senate. Blue Wave NJ works to protect and improve the rights, opportunities, and quality of life of all people through direct advocacy, public education on critical issues, and community mobilization efforts.
“We are running a true, grassroots campaign from the bottom up, relying on the passion and energy of real, everyday New Jerseyans who understand what’s at stake in this election and why it’s never mattered more,” said Sen. Menendez. “I am grateful to have the strong support of BlueWave NJ, an organization that fights as hard as I do for the values we hold dear: access to quality, affordable health care; equal rights and justice; the ability to graduate from college without being under a mountain of debt; protecting the environment; and making sure our streets and neighborhoods are safe. Together, we will fight to uphold New Jersey values, move our state forward and improve the lives of hardworking families.”
“Throughout his public career, Senator Menendez has been a consistent and productive voice for values and policies that promote equity and protect human rights. He is one of the strongest supporters of women rights in Congress; reintroducing the equal rights amendment year after year and cosponsoring equal pay legislation; efforts recognized with a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood. He is a champion for inclusion and justice, pushing to expand the Voting Rights Act and reform the criminal justice system. Menendez has been a leader against the President’s cruel immigration policies backing the Keep Families Together Act and the REUNITE Act. On the environment, the Senator introduced legislation to permanently ban drilling and exploration in the Atlantic Ocean and force corporate polluters to pay for their environmental damage,” said BlueWave NJ President Marcia Marley. “Now more than ever, we need Menendez’s experience, intelligence and prodigious knowledge in the Senate.”
Bob Menendez has been New Jersey’s champion for progressive values in the United States Senate. After writing New Jersey’s first hate crimes law as a state legislator, he has fought his entire career for equal rights and opportunity under the law. He has stood up for women’s, LGBTQ, voter, worker and civil rights, and co-authored the Affordable Care Act, which gave access to health care to nearly a million New Jerseyans who didn’t have coverage, protected 3.8 million New Jerseyans with pre-existing conditions, and led to the expansion of federally-qualified health centers throughout the state and country. The Senator has long fought for common sense gun safety laws, to make education more affordable, to increase protections for consumers, safeguard our environment, and uphold women’s reproductive rights.