CWA Endorses Phil Murphy for New Jersey Governor

CWA has enthusiastically endorsed Phil Murphy, former United States Ambassador to Germany and a progressive, for New Jersey Governor in the Democratic Primary. According to CWA Locals and members, Murphy is the best candidate – because he shares their progressive values and fights for New Jersey's middle-class and working families. The New Jersey gubernatorial election is next year.

"After eight years of New Jersey going backwards and staring down the barrel of President Trump, we need leaders who will look out for working families now more than ever," said Dennis Trainor, CWA District 1 Vice-President. "Phil Murphy is not beholden to the political bosses, and he'll make New Jersey a leader in the fight for economic and social justice. Most of all, we share Phil Murphy’s progressive agenda – when it comes to jobs, services, fully-funded pensions and a healthy respect for all this state’s families."

"This campaign is about bringing strong, progressive leadership to rebuild New Jersey's battered middle class with an economy that works for all of us." said Murphy. "CWA has been at the forefront in the fight for the progressive values we share, from better wages and workplace protections to a government that lives up to its promises and works for the people. We have built a broad coalition committed to reversing the damage Chris Christie has done and I am honored to have CWA join our fight for a fair and just New Jersey."

CWA Locals unanimously supported Phil Murphy via a fair, transparent, democratic process and substantive vetting by elected Local Presidents, the chairs of Legislative Political Action Teams, and then a review by the District 1 Vice President. CWA members appreciated how Phil Murphy is organizing his vision around a working families agenda.


CWAers in New Jersey endorsed Phil Murphy for governor.