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PRESS RELEASE

Lagana, Swain & Tully Release New Digital Ad on Gun Safety & Community Values

"Today, the 38th District Democrats released a new digital ad – “Neighbors.” The ad, which begins streaming on connected TV platforms today, highlights their work combating gun violence, supporting New Jersey’s public schools, and cutting property taxes."

Mar
1
2024
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LD38 Democrats Release New Ads Spotlighting Access to Abortion

“We had been trying for years when the unimaginable happened – my doctor told me I needed a lifesaving abortion,” said Teri, a Bergen County nurse. “I had seen cases like my own in the ER, but then it happened to me. Without that abortion, I wouldn’t have two beautiful children today.”

Mar
1
2024
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Lagana, Swain, Tully Statement on Terrorist Attacks in Israel

“We are deeply appalled by the horrifying acts of violence committed by Hamas terrorists during Shabbat and the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah. The attacks on civilian lives, many of whom are women and children, are disturbing."

Oct
7
2023
PRESS RELEASE

Statement on Barry Wilkes Fundraiser with Rep. Jeff Van Drew

“Representative Van Drew has made a career out of political extremism and pledged his 'undying support' for President Trump while ignoring the needs of his constituents. Van Drew supported President Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election, ignoring the will of New Jersey voters and leading to an armed insurrection on the US Capitol... Wilkes must defend his choice to fundraise with him.”

Oct
2
2023
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Lagana, Swain & Tully Statement on Indictment of Senator Menendez

“The charges laid out in today's indictment against Senator Menendez are alarming. We strongly believe in every American’s right to a fair trial and presumption of innocence, but these allegations leave us with serious concerns over his ability to continue to provide New Jerseyans with the federal representation they deserve. We are calling for the Senator to step down immediately to allow our state and nation to move forward.”

Sep
22
2023
PRESS RELEASE

Senator Lagana, Assemblywoman Swain, & Assemblyman Tully Condemn Bomb Threat at Fair Lawn Synagogue

“The bomb threat targeted at Congregation Ahavat Achim in Fair Lawn last night was a disgraceful act of cowardice. While we are relieved that no evidence of a bomb or related materials was found, this threat – which came just ahead of Rosh Hashanah – is deeply troubling."

Sep
15
2023
PRESS RELEASE

Joe Lagana, Lisa Swain, and Chris Tully Endorsed by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey

"A woman's right to her own reproductive health care is a top concern for many of my constituents,” said Assemblywoman Swain. “Republicans think the government should dictate what a woman can and can’t do with her body, but I’ll always fight for women’s right to make her own health care decisions.”

Sep
13
2023
PRESS RELEASE

LD38 Democrats Release First Campaign Ad of 2023

 Today, the 38th District Democrats released a digital ad highlighting how New Jersey Republicans like Micheline Attieh, Gail Horton, and Barry Wilkes are working to pass new Texas-style abortion bans in New Jersey. 

Sep
8
2023
PRESS RELEASE

Lagana, Swain and Tully Celebrate Labor Day

"Without labor unions, we wouldn't have the eight-hour workday, weekends off, lunch breaks, paid vacation, Social Security, or the minimum wage. Lagana, Swain, and Tully believe that it is essential that we fight for labor unions so that they can continue the fight for working people in New Jersey and across the country."

Sep
4
2023
PRESS RELEASE

BREAKING: DLCC Names Lagana, Swain, and Tully Campaign a Race to Watch in 2023

The DLCC Spotlight distinction reflects the importance of Lagana, Swain, and Tully’s race in LD38 in Bergen County. It’s also a reminder that it is a competitive race – one of the most competitive in the state.

Aug
25
2023
PRESS RELEASE

Assemblywoman Lisa Swain Fights to Codify Abortion Rights In NJ

Assemblywoman Swain also wrote legislation that ensures that New Jersey medical professionals are never punished for providing crucial abortion services in New Jersey and that anyone who comes to the Garden State for reproductive health care can receive it. 

Aug
15
2023
PRESS RELEASE

Senator Lagana Successfully Fights to Lower Crime in Bergen County

“Bergen County commuters and families rely on their cars every day to get to work, school, and social activities,” said Senator Lagana. “I was proud to write and pass this law so my constituents don’t have to worry if their car will be available the next time they need it.”

Aug
11
2023
PRESS RELEASE

Senator Lagana and Assemblymembers Swain & Tully Mourn the Loss of Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver

"We join New Jerseyans in mourning the loss of our friend and colleague, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver."

Aug
1
2023
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Lagana, Swain, & Tully join Gov Murphy in Bergen County to Fight Back Against NY Congestion Pricing

“New Jersey taxpayers who work for a New York City company are subjected to unfair double taxation by New York – this bill evens the playing field,” said Senator Lagana. “We’re also creating incentives for New York businesses to open offices in New Jersey closer to the families that make up their workforces.

Jul
21
2023
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Lagana, Swain, and Tully Win LD38 Democratic Primary

“We’re proud to have once again earned the support of Democrats here in LD38. We know we have a tough race ahead of us, but this result clearly demonstrates the enthusiasm of the voters and the momentum of our campaign.”

Jun
6
2023
PRESS RELEASE

Lagana, Swain, and Tully Hire Elman as Campaign Manager

Senator Joseph Lagana (D-Paramus), Assemblywoman Lisa Swain (D-Fair Lawn), and Assemblyman Christopher Tully (D-Bergenfield) tapped Reed Elman – a political operative with digital, media, and fundraising experience – as campaign manager for their re-election bids in the 38th Legislative District.

Mar
3
2023