Cory BookerU.S. Senator
Cory Booker is serving his second term as U.S. Senator from New Jersey. Previously, he was mayor of Newark, New Jersey.
Unions and Workers
Supports raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Supports union rights and the Fight for $15 movement, and joined fast food workers on strike in Charleston.
Joined striking airport workers in Miami in June.
Supports universal health coverage and has co-sponsored both a federal public option that would co-exist with employer-sponsored and other private insurance, as well as Medicare for All legislation that would create a single-payer system.
Supports a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and expanded protections for DREAMers and people with Temporary Protected Status (TPS). He has released a detailed plan of things that he will do without waiting for Congress to act, including “virtually eliminating” immigration detention, phasing out private prisons, ending abusive detention conditions, deprioritizing criminal prosecutions of migrants who don’t pose a safety risk, restoring dignity and due process to asylum applicants, increasing refugee admissions, reforming the immigration enforcement agencies, and addressing the root causes of migration.
Supports the Green New Deal, which seeks new investment in clean-energy infrastructure and policies to directly address climate change.
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Booker released a new education plan that would spend $200 billion to increase teacher pay and improve school infrastructure. He said he opposes funding for private school vouchers.
Booker released a new proposal to invest $100 billion into historically black colleges and universities.
Senators Booker, Sanders and Harris introduced a bill to create a Bureau of Prescription Drug Affordability and Access to lower prices for prescription drugs for consumers.
Booker proposed investing in child care to make costs more affordable for working parents.
Booker released a plan that he says would “ensure every community is a place where there is economic opportunity.”
Senator Booker introduced a bill to combat diseases linked to extreme poverty primarily affecting people of color. The legislation would provide funding for research and for raising awareness so patients can get needed treatment.
Booker released a plan that strengthens the ability of working people to form unions and negotiate for higher pay and better healthcare. His plan would also raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and extend workplace protections for the LGBTQ community.