On December 17th, the New Jersey Assembly took an important step in ensuring a more secure financial future for Garden State workers who don’t currently have access to a retirement savings option at work. The Assembly passed the Secure Choice Savings Program Act (A4134) by a vote of 52-24.

Right now, over half of New Jersey’s private sector workforce – 1.7 million workers – do not have a way to save for retirement through their job. Yet we know that workers are 15 times more likely to save for retirement if they can do so at work.

Secure Choice creates an easy pathway for workers to save out of their regular paycheck. The professionally managed program would be available to private sector workers in the Garden State who don’t currently have access to a retirement savings plan through their job – and would come with no on-going costs to the state.

AARP applauds those Assembly members who vote YES on Secure Choice (listed below). Please take a moment to send your legislator a note of thanks for their commitment to putting hard-working New Jerseyans in control of their financial futures.

NJ Secure Choice Savings Program (A4134) – YES VOTES

--John Armato (2)                                           --Pamela Lampitt (6)

--Daniel Benson (14)                                       --R. Bruce Land (1)

--John Burzichelli (3)                                       --Yvonne Lopez (19)

--Clinton Calabrese (36)                                  --Vincent Mazzeo (2)

--Ralph Caputo (28)                                        --John McKeon (27)

--Linda Carter (22)                                          --Angela McKnight (31)

--Annette Chaparro (33)                                 --Pedro Mejia (32)

--Nicholas Chiaravalloti (31)                           --Paul Moriarty (4)

--Herb Conaway (7)                                         --Gabriela Mosquera (4)

--Craig Coughlin (19)                                       --Raj Mukherji (33)

-- Joe Danielsen (17)                                       --Carol Murphy (7)

--Wayne DeAngelo (14)                                  --Nancy Pinkin (18)

--BettyLou DeCroce (26)                                 --Eliana Pintor Marin (29)

--Joann Downey (11)                                       --Annette Quijano (20)

--Roy Freiman (16)                                          --Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (15)

--Thomas Giblin (34)                                       --William Spearman (5)

--Louis Greenwald (6)                                     --Shanique Speight (29)

--Jamel Holley (20)                                          --Shavonda Sumter (35)

--Eric Houghtaling (11)                                    --Lisa Swain (38)

--Mila Jasey (27)                                              --Adam Taliaferro (3)

--Angelica Jimenez (32)                                   --Britnee Timberlake (34)

--Gordon Johnson (37)                                    --Cleopatra Tucker (28)

--Robert Karabinchak (18)                              --P. Christopher Tully (38)

--Sean Kean (30)                                             --Valerie Vainieri Huttle (37)

--James Kennedy (22)                                     --Anthony Verrelli (15)

                                                                        --Benjie Wimberly (35)

                                                                        --Andrew Zwicker (16)


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