“Welcoming” Chris Christie to Maryland

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Charly Carter says Maryland doesn’t need New Jersey-style toxic politics.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan hosted a fundraiser in Annapolis for his buddy New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s presidential bid. We figured if these two titanic enemies of working families could get together in bi-statesmanship, so could we.

Maryland and New Jersey Working Families held a protest outside the $1,000 per plate fundraiser,urging Gov. Hogan not to emulate Gov. Christie’s actions as governor. Since Christie took office, New Jersey lags the nation in job creation but leads it in foreclosures. He has broken his promises to protect retirement security for public workers, provide tax relief to the middle-class and fully fund our public schools – all while the state’s wealthiest residents and corporations enjoy big tax breaks.

Christie has also pledged to veto earned sick days legislation in New Jersey, an issue that will be a leading topic in the upcoming Maryland General Assembly session.

Previews: Washington Post, Capital Gazette, MarylandReporter.com, WBAL-TV

Coverage: Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Capital Gazette, Fox TV, WJZ, Politicker NJ.

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Communities United’s John Comer talks about voter disenfranchisement in New Jersey and Maryland.

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New Jersey Working Families Alliance’s Analilia Mejia talks to the media about the effect that Chris Christie’s terrible policies have had on New Jersey’s working families.

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New Jersey Working Families Alliance’s Analilia Mejia.

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Fighting for working families in Maryland and New Jersey!

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