The Hudson County Democratic Organization has scheduled an early voting rally with Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn on Sunday afternoon.
By John Heinis / Hudson County See
The event will take place on Sunday, October 24 at 4:00 p.m. at Courtney Fricchione Park, 179 West Side Ave. in Jersey City.
Early voting begins tomorrow and will continue until Halloween. Jersey City locations will be at the Pershing Field Community Center, Jersey City Town Hall, Hank Gallo Community Center, and the Moose Lodge at 60 West Side Ave.
“We are delighted that Governor Murphy and Representative Clyburn are joining us for this important event as we work to ensure that residents of Hudson County know they now have the opportunity to vote early. This election is a critical time for the Democratic Party in our state, and we must do everything possible to re-elect Governor Murphy and the voting Democrats, ”OHCHR President Amy DeGise said in a statement.
“Now more than ever, we need elected leaders who have proven their ability to get things done, as we continue to recover from Covid, get New Jersey vaccinated and get back to work. I encourage anyone who can attend on Sunday to do so, and make sure you talk to your friends and family about the possibility of making a plan for voting early! “
Clyburn represents South Carolina’s 6th Congressional District and has served in the House since 1993. As Majority Whip, he is the third House Democrat.
A former educator and activist, Clyburn also helped secure President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 Democratic primary.
He endorsed then-candidate Biden three days before the South Carolina primary, where his subsequent victory ended up being a turning point in the campaign.
Murphy will face Republican nominee Jack Ciattarelli in the Nov. 2 gubernatorial contest, holding a lead of six and four points respectively in the last two polls.
The Jersey Journal, the official Hudson County newspaper, asked local voters not to participate in the governor’s race, a topic Murph declined to discuss earlier today.