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Position held

Councilmember - Central Ward, Newark City Council


1998 — 2002

Position held

Mayor, Newark City


2006 — 2013

Position held

New Jersey Senator, US Senate


2013 — 2021

Quotes on the Issues

Civil Rights

Cory is leading the fight for equal justice for all Americans. He is an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act to protect the rights of LGBTQ Americans.


In 2018, Cory helped to write and pass the First Step Act—a bipartisan bill that, for the first time in decades, makes meaningful reforms to our criminal justice system and begins to reverse the injustices of mass incarceration.


Cory believes in an economy that values American workers and benefits everyone, not just the privileged few. He has wrote and helped pass the most sweeping economic development bill in a generation. His baby bonds proposal, the American Opportunity Accounts Act, would virtually close the racial wealth gap by funding a federally-backed savings account for every child born in America that grows with them as they grow up, ensuring that all children born in this country are afforded the opportunity for upward mobility.

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Is committed to addressing climate change with an eye toward its impact on vulnerable communities. Cory’s landmark Environmental Justice Act strengthens legal protections against environmental injustice for communities of color, low-income communities, and indigenous communities.

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Drug Policy

In 2019, he reintroduced the Marijuana Justice Act, which would legalize marijuana at the federal level and restore justice to those already convicted of marijuana-related offenses—convictions that disproportionately affect low-income communities and communities of color.

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