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New Jersey US House District 1

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  • Claire H. Gustafson
    (Rep)

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    Donald W. Norcross
    (Dem)

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What on-going role do you envision for the federal government in combating the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing for future pandemics?

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What, if any steps, should our nation take to reform our health care policies?

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Twitter @donnorcross4nj
Website www.donaldnorcrossforcongress.com
Qualifications/Experience Former NJ State Senator, NJ State Assemblyman, and President of the South Jersey AFL-CIO.
The COVID pandemic and the resulting economic crisis has impacted everyone in South Jersey. The current Administration has failed to address the pandemic appropriately and help reduce its spread, which would have saved lives and allowed us to build back our economy sooner. I’ll continue to push for additional relief to protect the health of frontline workers and all Americans, help our neighbors that are struggling during this extraordinary time, and safely reopen child care centers, schools and businesses so our nation can recover. We must also reengage with our partners across the world to invest in effective treatments, develop a vaccine and help prevent future outbreaks.
My top three priorities are jobs, education and security, and if reelected, I will continue to fight for good jobs with higher wages and quality health care, great schools and affordable higher education, and a strong nation with safe neighborhoods. I've spent my entire career fighting for working families, and now more than ever, we need effective advocates in Congress to represent our values. There are over 200 lawyers in Congress... and only one electrician. My career path and life experiences differ from most members of Congress. I completed a skilled apprenticeship  and worked as an IBEW electrician before representing thousands of local workers as the head of the South Jersey AFL-CIO. I was once a single dad who struggled to find child care and at times I had to rely on unemployment. These experiences prepared me to fight for South Jersey’s working families, and it’s an honor to work on their behalf each and every day.
First and foremost, we must effectively deal with the threat of COVID in order to safely reopen the economy. In addition, our state and local governments need additional federal resources to properly respond to the public health crisis and keep our brave first responders on the job. I will continue to fight for much-needed relief for American workers, families and small businesses. Moving forward, I’m committed to rebuilding our infrastructure and investing in manufacturing and clean energy jobs in our region to set us up for sustainable growth and a prosperous future.
We must fulfill the promise of the Affordable Care Act to increase access to high-quality, affordable health care. I’ll continue to fight in Congress to protect South Jersey residents with pre-existing conditions and lower the cost of prescription drugs through negotiation and increased transparency and competition.
I’ve supported and voted for several pieces of legislation — including the John Lewis Voting Rights Act of 2020, the For The People Act and the Election Security Research Act — to improve election security, modernize our voting systems, ensure equal access to the ballot box and reform campaign finance. These bills, and many others, are being blocked by Senate Leader Mitch McConnell, which is why we need new leaders there who are committed to keeping our elections and our democracy secure.