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September 28, 2021

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ELECTION 2021

Seeking Info to Prep for Election Day on November 2?
Find personalized voting information for your district at 411.org!

UPCOMING EVENTS
Watch the 1st Gubernatorial debate of 2021
Tuesday, September 28@ 7 PM via Live Stream with NJ.com!
Click here for how, when & where to watch online.

Election Conversations with NJ Spotlight
The 2021 gubernatorial election season in New Jersey promises to bring increased attention to key topics affecting the state's future. To reveal facts and insights crucial to voters and assist in determining the stakes and impact of the election, NJ Spotlight News will host a series of virtual conversations covering issues of importance around the state. Free. Registration Required.
Topics include,

Social Justice & Immigration: Wednesday, October 6th, 12 noon - 1:15pm
Climate Change & Clean Energy: Thursday, October 7th, 12 noon - 1:15pm

LOCAL & REGIONAL UPDATES
Did You Know? Eligible New Jersey Voters must be registered by October 12, to Vote on November 2, 2021. Get Registered here!

New machines, new times to vote. Major changes in November election, NJ Spotlight: "Next month, the state will open its first true statewide early voting period, with voters able to cast ballots in person on machines... Those polling stations must be up and running from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays from Oct. 23 through Oct. 31."

New Jersey offers wage subsidies, signing bonuses in bid to fill jobs, NJ Monitor: "The new program, dubbed 'Return and Earn,' makes businesses with fewer than 100 employees eligible to receive up to $10,000 from the state in wage and job-training subsidies per eligible employee and prospective employees at those businesses eligible for a $500 signing bonus on their first paycheck."

NATIONAL UPDATES
Senate Republicans block funding bill, leaving government at the edge of a shutdown, WHYY: "The federal government is on the brink of a partial shutdown after Senate Republicans blocked debate on legislation that would have simultaneously funded the government and suspended the nation’s borrowing limit."

For Transgender Youth, Stigma Is Just One Barrier to Health Care, NY Times:
"Many obstacles prevent young transgender people from getting the health care they need, according to a recent study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics; these include stigma and discrimination from the health care system as well as legal, economic and social obstacles to obtaining gender-affirming care."

Housing Vouchers in Economic Recovery Bill Would Sharply Cut Homelessness, Housing Instability, CBPP: "...the vouchers — which we estimate would assist 1.7 million people when fully phased in... — would do more than any other housing policy in the legislation to reduce homelessness and other hardship for people who struggle most to afford a home."

PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Development Manager, League of Women Voters of New Jersey (Trenton, NJ)

Family Partner & Site Supervisor Cortland, Ironbound Community Corporation of Newark (Newark, NJ)

Research & Analytics Assistant, Work for America
(Philadelphia, PA or Washington D.C.)

Associate I - Philadelphia Research and Policy Initiative, Pew
(Philadelphia, PA)

RELEVANT ACADEMIC ARTICLES
Introduction to Special Topic on Anticarceral Feminisms: Imagining a World Without Prisons, by Patricia O’Brien, Mimi Kim, Elizabeth Beck, Rupaleem Bhuyan

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