Didi Quinones pledged support 2018-06-08 23:28:53 -0400
Once, Americans could complete a course of free public education, which prepared one to get a 40-hour per week job that paid enough to have a really good life & retire at 60.
That is gone now -- as people struggle to make ends meet with two or three jobs -- but Americans can take it back!
Lisa McCormick is one of us!
Lisa McCormick is one of the top Democratic primary vote earners in recent history.
As the only challenger in the New Jersey Democratic primary for US senator, McCormick garnered one of the highest primary vote totals in the last 25 years on a budget of only about $5,000.
Lisa McCormick joins Bob Menendez, Jim McGreevey, Phil Murphy, Cory Booker, Jon Corzine, Frank Lautenberg, Robert Torricelli, and Barbara Buono among the nine New Jersey Democrats who got the most primary election votes in the last 25 years. So when people say the incumbent was weak last June, they are just exposing their ignorance about how strong Lisa McCormick's people-powered campaign was (and how strong 'we the people' remain today).
McCormick stood up against Wall Street billionaires trying to buy control over the Democratic Party. She fought corrupt insiders who rob millions from taxpayers through no-bid contracts and other crooked deals. Lisa wants to represent the interests of working, middle-class families who entrust her with power. She was the only Democrat in New Jersey to challenge the US Senator indicted by the Obama administration and 'severely admonished' by the US Senate Ethics Committee.
Lisa McCormick is running for office because the challenges facing working families in today’s economy are not being solved by the existing political establishment. The quality of living has precipitously declined during the 25 years, as unfair elections, broken political systems & legalized bribery have manifested as inequality in society and despair among the populace. But it does not have to be that way.
Lisa has won key victories as a progressive activist fighting for justice and advocating smart & honest policies, like breaking up big banks, stopping corporate tax dodgers, Medicare for all and expanding free public education. She knows that persistence is required and she it willing to go the distance.
Most importantly, Lisa McCormick will work to eliminate the corrupt influence of dirty money in politics with an affordable system of fair & clean elections. Eliminating political payoffs is the only way to put on a public agenda items such as state-funded child care, paid family leave, universal health insurance, free tuition at public colleges and universities.
A lifelong New Jersey resident, Lisa McCormick is a mother, a community news publisher and accomplished equestrian athlete.
Before she acquired her own business, Lisa McCormick worked with such companies as Merck, Schering Plough, Seton Hall, Unz & Co., Hewlett Packard, Chanel, Fortis, and EDS. She also worked with the president of Dataflex Corporation and served as an administrative operations manager at Investment Partners, a local clearing firm. McCormick studied Industrial Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), earned a certificate in office administration from Cittone Institute and graduated from John P. Stevens High School in Edison Township.
The measure of human character is not how many times you get knocked down. What counts is whether you get back up. Lisa McCormick suffered some terrible injuries, but she is someone who has conquered adversity.
After a 2008 auto collision caused her to have disk replacement surgery in 2010, two-and-a-half years later Lisa McCormick endured a second accident in which she fractured two vertebrae, also known as the backbone or spine. Today, she remains on the mend but vigorously pursues a healthy regimen of yoga, ice skating, horseback riding and other physical exercise.
A little thing like an electoral defeat is not stopping a fighter like Lisa McCormick, so she is applying one of the principal lessons learned from horseback riding, which she started at the age of nine: That is when you get bucked off, you get up and hop right back into the saddle! We are asking volunteers and donors from all over to help as we work to let voters know about Lisa's candidacy in Union County, New Jersey in 2019!
Lisa McCormick is someone with transformational political talent, the tenacity to forge ahead despite overwhelming opposition. She is running in pursuit of almost universally desired goals, the restoration of democratic equality in America, the eradication of rampant corruption and the restoration of the American Dream. If you would like to help advance this campaign, please make a donation to Lisa McCormick and sign up to volunteer in support of this people-powered crusade.