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** MONDAY ADVISORY ** Assembly Speaker Coughlin to Announce Legislative Package to Address Hunger in NJ

As part of his commitment to fight hunger in New Jersey, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin on Monday will announce a series of proposals to address food insecurity and tackle hunger in the state.

“Tomorrow I will be in East Brunswick picking fruit that will be donated to a community food bank because I want to highlight the need that exists in New Jersey. This might be a difficult concept for some to comprehend and relate to, but food insecurity is a real issue for nearly one million New Jerseyans. There are people, children who go to bed hungry. In a state as wealthy as New Jersey, this is unacceptable,” said Speaker Coughlin. “I made fighting hunger one of my top priorities because I believe that everyone has a right to the most basic necessities. I will continue to not only raise awareness about food insecurity in the state, but put forth legislative measures to help address it.”

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Coughlin Statement on Bergen County Sheriff Saudino: "He has disgraced his position and his community."

Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) issued the following statement regarding Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino:

"The racial, homophobic and hateful slurs heard on the tape are abhorrent and beyond unacceptable.

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** MEDIA ADVISORY - Saturday, September 22 **

Speaker Coughlin to Participate in NJ Gleaning Week - Welcomes Volunteers

Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) will host an event Saturday to participate in New Jersey Gleaning Week. All produce collected will be donated to M.C.F.O.O.D.S., a community food bank in Middlesex County.

Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers' fields after being commercially harvested in an effort to reduce waste.

"One of my top priorities as Speaker has been to address hunger in the state, which is a real issue," said Speaker Coughlin. "New Jersey is one of the wealthiest states in the nation, yet about 12 percent of New Jersey residents go to bed hungry. That's about 1 of every 8 residents..."

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Speaker Coughlin’s Announcement of New Anti-Discrimination/Anti-Harassment Policy: What They’re Saying

Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) announced a resolution to implement a new, comprehensive anti-discrimination/anti-harassment policy, designed to create a work environment as safe and welcoming as possible. The move is receiving across-the-board praise from a wide array of legal, political and social groups and organizations.

Here’s what they’re saying:

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Speaker Coughlin Sets Landmark Anti-Discrimination, Anti-Harassment Policy for New Jersey General Assembly, Measure to Move Next Voting Session

Strengthening protections for New Jersey General Assembly employees, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin announced Wednesday a resolution detailing its Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy will be considered and voted on by the full body Thursday, September 27 during the voting session. The legislation underscores the commitment to providing its members, employees and third parties with a work environment free from all forms of discrimination and harassment.

Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex): “The time to have in place a comprehensive anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policy that applies to everyone connected in any way to the General Assembly is long overdue. This new mandate illustrates that we fully recognize there must be zero tolerance for any form of harassment or discrimination. Every legislator and every staff member deserves a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace. This measure represents the most rigorous policy possible.”

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Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin today announced the appointment of Kevin McArdle as the new communications director for the New Jersey Assembly Majority Office

Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin today announced the appointment of Kevin McArdle as the new communications director for the New Jersey Assembly Majority Office.

“I’m proud to have someone on our team with the expertise, intelligence and professionalism that Kevin possesses,” said Speaker Coughlin (D-Middlesex). “He will be an asset to our outstanding communications team and also to our caucus, as we continue to promote an agenda of affordability for middle-class families in New Jersey.”

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***Media Advisory- Thursday, Sept. 20***

Fighting for Consumers: Trenton Water Works Oversight, Preventing Power Outages, Increasing Energy Assistance Revenue & Requiring Certified Notice of Utility Termination

Also: BPU Representatives to Testify before Assembly Telecommunications Panel on Report Concerning Utility Response and Restoration of Winter Storm Power Outages;

Housing Chairman Wimberly to Hold Second Hearing on Affordable Housing at Kean University, Foc on Foreclosure For More             
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