Jon Whiten

Whiten_8828 copy for site smallJon Whiten, Vice President, works with the Board and leadership team to shape and execute NJPP's mission and strategic vision. He also leads NJPP’s strategic communications efforts, manages its finances and operations, researches key economic justice issues and engages in advocacy and outreach.

Jon's research interests include but aren't limited to: economic development, corporate taxes, the minimum wage, working family tax credits and transportation.

Before joining NJPP in October 2011, Jon worked for a decade as an editor, writer and entrepreneur, including as the founding editor and publisher of the Jersey City Independent. He has previously served as an editor for the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, a fact-checker for Columbia Journalism Review and an assistant editor at a community newspaper chain in Northern Virginia. His freelance work has been published in a number of national and local publications.

Jon currently serves on the Communications Advisory Committee of the State Priorities Partnership, on the Advisory Board of New Leaders Council - New Jersey and on the Communications Committee of the Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey.

Email: whiten (at) njpp.org | Phone: 609-393-1145 ext. 15

 

Op-Ed: House Budget + Trump Tax Cuts = Raw Deal for NJ

Plans put millions of families at risk while giving huge breaks to the fortunate few.

McKinsey Confirms: New Jersey Overspends on Tax Subsidies

New Jersey’s policy governing tax breaks for corporations has gone off the rails.

Gov. Christie Guts Family Leave Bill in Conditional Veto

New Jersey can – and must – do better for its working caregivers.

Trump Tax Plan: A Boon for the Wealthiest New Jerseyans

Let’s get real: this is not a blueprint for economic opportunity or shared prosperity.

Op-Ed: Five Reasons Christie Should OK Paid Leave Fixes

Proposal would help New Jersey workers, small businesses and more.