I feel it is imperative to reach out to the people of New Jersey, specifically South Jersey (Burlington and Ocean counties) and strongly urge that you support and vote for Congressman Andy Kim on November 3rd in the 2020 United States House of Representatives elections.
In my opinion (and based on his words, hard work, and accomplishments) Andy Kim has done a superior job with his more-than-competent, cogent, and calm leadership.
Andy Kim is in an extremely tight race to hold on to his seat in Congress, and he needs all the help they can get to keep his position as a Congressman.
I’m on Andy Kim’s emailing list and he and his staffers have been doing an excellent job in keeping his constituents informed about the current COVID-19 coronavirus crisis (and other important news).
He’s doing his utmost to keep New Jerseyans safe, healthy, apprised of new developments, and armed with the facts (based on science and math!).
Andy Kim is a thoughtful voice of reason amid the socio-political (and other) madness we are now experiencing, and one of the few politicians actually getting things done; making progress, moving forward, always with a serious, but positive attitude.
You can support him by sharing my message and/or by signing up to receive his emails (daily updates with critical information), and/or by sharing his messages.
To support his grassroots campaign (no Super-PAC money here!), you can donate what you can through the ActBlue payment platform – or more quickly, via PayPal if you’re a member.
Here’s the link to ActBlue where you can donate to Andy Kim’s campaign:
Any little bit you can chip in is a big help! And of course voting for Andy Kim in the November US election is a must!
It doesn’t matter whether you are a Democrat or Republican or other political affiliation. Andy Kim is working for all New Jerseyans and isn’t afraid to reach across the aisle and push bipartisan measures if it means helping the public (that means you and me!!) out.
I’m adding a sample email (from back in March 2020) from Andy Kim and his staffers so you can see how clear and detailed his is about what he/they are working on and the information he’s releasing:
“Representative Andy Kim
Congressman Andy Kim – Serving the 3rd District of New Jersey
March 30, 2020
Congressman Kim - Coronavirus Update - March 30
NJ COVID-19 UPDATE as of 3.29.20 at 2pm :
• Number of positive/negative cases in NJ: 13,386/22,216
• Change from yesterday: +2,316
• Number of positive cases in Burlington County: 115
• Number of positive cases in Ocean County: 759
• Number of fatalities in NJ: 142
Visit NJ COVID-19 information hub for the most up to date information and resources in one place. New Jerseyans can also call 211 with COVID-19 questions or text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information.
CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) ACT RESOURCES
• Congressman Kim released this statement in support of passage of H.R.748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, which passed the House and was signed by President Trump on Friday.
o Fact Sheet on Small Business Provisions
o Fact Sheet and FAQ on Unemployment Compensation Provisions
o Overview of Oversight and Accountability Provisions
HELP IS AVAILABLE:
There are over 40,000 job openings posted on the NJ jobs portal. If you’re looking for work? Visit: jobs.covid19.nj.gov OR looking to hire? Visit:jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake .
If you’re a NJ small business owner :
• NJ EDA announced more than $75M in COVID-19 grants, loans and support for financial institutions to help NJ businesses (see attached);
• visit: cv.business.nj.gov for a newly launched “eligibility wizard” for emergency assistance help;
• click here for Frequently Asked Questions ; and
• click here for SBA resources .
Additional resources from the CDC are available below for:
• Pregnant Women & Children
• People Who are Sick
• Businesses & Employers
• Healthcare Professionals
As always, please don’t hesitate to contact my office if we can be of additional assistance.
DAILY STATEWIDE UPDATE 3.30.20 :
• Governor Murphy formally requested a full FEMA cost share waiver for all COVID-19 response and recovery activities;
• Guidance on blood donation and delaying the state’s income tax filing deadline are forthcoming TODAY;
• Yesterday, Congressman Kim updated constituents about the most recent COVID-19 numbers across NJ, thanked frontline workers, and encouraged job seekers and small business owners to use the newly launched jobs portal and eligibility wizard;
• Yesterday, Governor Murphy reiterated the urgent need for ventilators on This Week (to date, NJ has received and distributed 90 ventilators);
o To date, NJ has received and distributed more than 700,000 pieces of PPE to hospitals around the state;
o Health care facilities are now required to report daily on their PPE, ventilators, and bed capacity ;
o NJ launched a website (https://covid19.nj.gov/ppedonations ) to donate PPE; and
o REMINDER : all townships, municipalities, police, fire, EMS, local elected officials, home health care providers and private health employers should submit their urgent PPE needs to their county OEM to then be relayed up to the state OEM.
• Testing sites and capacity:
o Friday, Congressman Kim led the entire bipartisan NJ delegation in calling on FEMA to establish a third federally-backed COVID-19 testing site in NJ; and
o Burlington and Ocean counties’ test sites will be open today. Preregistration is required for Burlington county residents only at (609) 726-7097 and with a doctor’s order for Ocean county (more information is available here ).
As always, please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you, your staff or any constituent is in need of assistance.
Member of Congress
And here is the latest email from July 9th, so you can follow the current situation and info:
Congressman Kim - Coronavirus Update – July 9
NJ COVID-19 Cases Update (as of 7/8 at 2pm)
- +335 NEW cases statewide – daily tests completed: +17,715
- Total (cumulative) positives/total tests completed: 174,039 / 1,577,848
- NEW daily fatalities/total fatalities: +53 / 13,476
- +12 NEW cases in Burlington County – total positives/fatalities: 5,306 / 403
- 28 Long Term Care facilities with outbreaks
- +19 NEW cases in Ocean County – total positives/fatalities: 9,753 / 918
- 50 Long Term Care facilities with outbreaks
Updates from the State and Congressman Kim
- Yesterday, Governor Murphy announced that masks would be required outdoorswhen social distancing is not possible;
- Yesterday, NJ MVC announced that agencies will NOW open six days/week due to extremely high customer volumes. License, registration, and inspection expiration dates are extended until 7/31 or later and online services are available 24/7 athttp://NJMVC.gov ;
- Yesterday, Governor Murphy amended his executive order on outdoor dining to allow fixed roofs so long as two open sides remain ;
- **ALERT** NJ Department of Community Affairs COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program will provide temporary rental assistance to low and middle-income households that have had a substantial loss of income due to the Coronavirus crisis. The enrollment window was extended to July 17 for this program. Demand has been very high. More information is available here . Pre-applications are REQUIRED and can be submitted here . Please NOTE: pre-applications do NOT guarantee placement.
What’s the Latest on Unemployment , Tax Filings & Direct Payments?
NJ recently announced it would begin providing 20-weeks of extended unemployment benefits to NJ workers who have exhausted their state and federal jobless benefits.
- Constituents can dial 856-507-2340 to file a claim or follow up on their existing claim. If you’re having trouble getting through, please keep trying. Claims will be backdated while NJ works to improve the system and handle the unprecedented volume of claims.
**REMINDER**As the July 15 tax filing deadline nears, the IRS is encouraging taxpayers to use electronic options to file tax returns , get refunds and submit taxpayments to support social distancing and protect the public and employees.
More than 30 million Americans still have not received their Economic Impact Payment (EIP).
- **NEW**Treasury will begin issuing letters to individuals who received an EIP by prepaid debit card, but did NOT activate the card nor get a free replacement. If you have not received your payment, you may be in this category. Key details include:
- The envelope will carry the Treasury logo and the following notation: “Not a bill or an advertisement. Important information about your Economic Impact Payment."
- The return address: “Economic Impact Payment Card, PO Box 247022 Omaha, NE 68124-7022"
- The letter inside will state: “The EIP Card Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Treasury” and a picture of the card.
- More information is available at Question 49 here .
- **ALERT**If you’ve not yet received your payment, you can conduct a trace. More information can be found at Question 55 here .
What’s the Latest on Testing, Tracing, Isolation and PPE?
There are hundreds of test sites – both public and private – open around the state. Many locations no longer require you to exhibit symptoms and are available at no cost. Clickhere to find a searchable database of test sites near you ;
- **REMINDER**Burlington County mobile testing site is OPEN TODAY at Harbour Condominiums in Palmyra. Locations, details and appointment information is available here .
- **REMINDER** Click here to find a listing of test sites in NJ03 ;
If you or someone you know would like to receive these regular updates, please sign up for Congressman Kim’s daily COVID-19 updates here .
You can sign up for our regular e-newsletter here .
As always, please don’t hesitate to be in touch if you’re in need of assistance.
Member of Congress