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

 

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The number of New Jersey millionaires has risen by 17 percent over 10 years.

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Repealing the Affordable Care Act would harm millions – including my son.

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A 35 Percent EITC is Good News for New Jersey Working Families

Nearly 600,000 families will benefit from the EITC increase to 35 percent.

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Increasing the EITC Will Boost New Jersey’s Workers and Their Families

A 35 Percent Earned Income Tax Credit Will Also Make Tax System More Equitable and Help State’s Economy

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Op-Ed: Congress Can Help More Workers Escape Poverty

Expanding the EITC for workers who are not raising children should be a top priority.