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Local 108 President Charles Hall Makes Case for Early Voting in New Jersey

April 3, 2013

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. Chair Charles N. Hall, Jr. was a guest on the Mark Riley show (1600 AM WWRL New York) to discuss the impact of early voting in New Jersey.

Hall stated “Working Families United for New Jersey, Inc. recognizes the importance of early voting as a means of expanding participation in the democratic process for all New Jersey citizens. Early voting in New Jersey would ensure people working two or more jobs, single parents taking care of their children, residents who fall ill, senior citizens who may be limited in access to transportation, and students balancing school responsibilities and perhaps a part-time job would be able to schedule voting as part of their day”.

Chairman Hall also gave the example of how a natural disaster such as Hurricane Sandy could impact an election, noting that 250,000 less people voted in the last presidential cycle.

Hall, in responding to radio host Mark Riley, “You’re right. This is a no-brainer, giving citizens an expanded opportunity to vote is what the Democratic process is all about. It’s not about politics; it’s about the people participating in the process.”

Hall also talked about the importance of voter registration, voting in favor of the minimum wage ballot initiative and the passage of comprehensive immigration reform.

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