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3 Days Away: WPCNJ-PAC Women of Achievement Reception

Women's Political Caucus of NJ PAC 
2018 Women of Achievement
Reception
  
Thursday, June 7, 2018
NJ Restaurant & Hospitality Association  
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

     
    
All proceeds from this event are used to support our endorsed women candidates! 
2017-2018 WPCNJ's Endorsed Candidates  
Gabriela Mosquera (D)* District 4, Assembly
Nilsa Cruz-Perez (D)* District 5, Senate
Patricia Egan Jones (D)* District 5, Assembly
Pamela R. Lampitt (D)* District 6, Assembly
Carol Murphy (D) District 7, Assembly
Joanne Schwartz (D) District 8, Assembly
Maryann Merlino (D) District 8, Assembly
Jill Dobrowansky (D) District 9, Assembly
Emma Mammano (D) District 10, Senate
Joann Downey (D)* District 11, Assembly
Mariel Didato (D) District 13, Assembly
Linda Greenstein (D)* District 14, Senate
Shirley Turner (D)* District 15, Senate
Elizabeth Muoio (D)* District 15, Assembly
Laurie Poppe (D) District 16, Senate
Nancy Pinkin (D)* District 18, Assembly
Yvonne Lopez (D) District 19, Assembly
Annette Quijano (D)* District 20, Assembly
Jill Lazare (D) District 21, Senate
Lacey Rzeszowski (D) District 21, Assembly
Nancy Munoz (R)* District 21, Assembly
Christine Lui Chen (D) District 23 Senate
Laura Shaw (D) District 23, Assembly
Kate Matteson (D) District 24, Assembly
Gina Trish (D) District 24, Assembly
Lisa Bhimani (D) District 25, Senate
Mila M. Jasey (D)* District 27, Assembly
Cleopatra Tucker (D)* District 28, Assembly
M. Teresa Ruiz (D)* District 29, Senate
Eliana Pintor Marin (D)* District 29, Assembly
Shanique Speight (D) District 29, Assembly
Sandra Cunningham (D)* District 31, Senate
Angela McKnight (D)* District 31, Assembly
Angelica Jimenez (D)* District 32, Assembly
Annette Chaparro (D)* District 33, Assembly
Nia Gill (D)* District 34, Senate
Sheila Oliver (D)* District 34, Assembly
Nellie Pou (D)* District 35, Senate
Shavonda Sumter* (D) District 35, Assembly
Marlene Caride* (D) District 35, Assembly
Loretta Weinberg (D)* District 3, Senate
Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D)* District 37, Assembly
Linda Schwager (D) District 39, Senate
Jannie Chung (D) District 39, Assembly
Holly Schepisi (R)* District 39, Assembly
Christine Ordway (D) District 40, Assembly
*signifies incumbent
  
Join us or renew your WPCNJ Membership today to be part of New Jersey's premier organization for women who are passionate about politics and increasing women's representation at all levels of government.

For more information, contact info@wpcnj.org.   
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Register Today: WPCNJ Annual Meeting featuring Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver

WPCNJ Annual Meeting 
Tuesday, May 15th | 6:00PM-9:00PM
Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University 
191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick

Featuring Special Guest Speaker 
      
Lieutenant Governor
Sheila Oliver
 

Register Today 
WPCNJ members are free with current membership 
Non-members $20
 
Please note: Only members in good standing can 
vote at the Annual Meeting  
  

Affirm Your Commitment to 
Engage Women in Politics!
 
Join or renew your WPCNJ Membership 
today.  WPCNJ is New Jersey's premier organization for women who are passionate about politics and increasing women's representation at all levels of government.
 
Not sure if your dues are current? Email Megan Hutton, WPCNJ Administrator at info@wpcnj.org to find out.
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Save the Date: WPCNJ Annual Meeting


WPCNJ Annual Meeting 
Tuesday, May 15th | 6:00PM-9:00PM
Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University
191 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick 
     
Networking Dinner   
Guest Speaker   
WPCNJ Annual Business Meeting  

Join or renew your WPCNJ Membership today. 
WPCNJ is New Jersey's premier organization for women who are passionate about politics and increasing women's representation at all levels of government.
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Join Us: WPCNJ State House Networking Breakfast on March 5th!

STATE HOUSE NETWORKING BREAKFAST
Monday, March 5th | 8:30AM-10:00AM
     
New Jersey State House 
Committee Room 103
 125 West State Street, Trenton

There is no cost to attend but registration is required. 
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One Week Away - WPCNJ's 2018 Passion * Power * Progress Awards

Passion * Power * Progress Awards

Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey
2018 Passion * Power * Progress
Awards Reception
 
February 8, 2018
Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ
Reception 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    
 
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WPCNJ To Honor Hackensack Meridian Health, Corporate Award

Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey 
honors  
     
Corporate Award
   
Hackensack Meridian Health is a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, offering a complete range of medical services, innovative research and life-enhancing care. Hackensack Meridian Health comprises 16 hospitals from Bergen to Ocean counties, which includes three academic medical centers - Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, JFK Medical Center in Edison; two children's hospitals - Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital in Hackensack, K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune; 11 community hospitals - Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, Mountainside Medical Center in Montclair, Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy, Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin, Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel, Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge, and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison and Shore Rehabilitation Institute in Brick.
 
Additionally, the network has more than 160 patient care locations throughout the state which include ambulatory care centers, surgery centers, home health services, long-term care and assisted living communities, ambulance services, lifesaving air medical transportation, fitness and wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, and urgent care and after-hours centers. Hackensack Meridian Health has 33,000 team members, and 6,500 physicians and is a distinguished leader in health care philanthropy, committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.
 
The Network's notable distinctions include having one of only five major academic medical centers in the nation to receive Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals Award for five or more consecutive years, four hospitals among the top 10 in New Jersey, including Hackensack University Medical Center which is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report. Other honors include consistently achieving Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, recipient of the John M. Eisenberg Award for Patient Safety and Quality from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, a six-time recipient of Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For," one of the "20 Best Workplaces in Health Care" in the nation, and the number one "Best Place to Work for Women." Hackensack Meridian Health is a member of AllSpire Health Partners, an interstate consortium of leading health systems, to focus on the sharing of best practices in clinical care and achieving efficiencies.
 
For additional information, visit www.HackensackMeridianHealth.org

February 8, 2018
Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  

Award Recipients
 
Mary Philbrook Award
Mary Kay Roberts, Esq.
Partner, Riker Danzig
 
Good Guy Awards
Senator Troy Singleton
Legislative District 7
&
Murray E. Bevan, Esq.
Founding Shareholder, Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C.
 
Corporate Award
Hackensack Meridian Health
 
Social Justice Award
1199 SEIU
Executive Vice-President, Milly Silva
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WPCNJ To Honor 1199SEIU, Social Justice Award Recipient

Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey 
honors  
    
Social Justice Award
   
1199SEIU is on the frontlines in the fight for healthcare, good jobs, and social justice for all.  As the largest union of healthcare workers in the nation, 1199 represents over 400,000 workers including 16,000 families in New Jersey.  This union membership is deeply involved in movements to improve the lives of Garden State families-organizing to raise staffing levels for patients in nursing homes, fighting for a $15 minimum wage, defending the rights of immigrants, and advancing the causes of racial and gender equality.  As committed health caregivers, it is 1199's mission to provide high-quality patient care and raise standards for workers in this industry.
 
February 8, 2018
Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Award Recipients
 
Mary Philbrook Award
Mary Kay Roberts, Esq.
Partner, Riker Danzig
 
Good Guy Awards
Senator Troy Singleton
Legislative District 7
&
Murray E. Bevan, Esq.
Founding Shareholder, Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C.
 
Corporate Award
Hackensack Meridian Health
 
Social Justice Award
1199 SEIU
Executive Vice-President, Milly Silva
    
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WPCNJ To Honor Senator Troy Singleton, Good Guy Award Recipient

Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey

honors   
  
Senator Troy Singleton 
Legislative District 7 
Good Guy Award
   
Senator Troy Singleton was first elected to the New Jersey State Senate in November of 2017. He is a graduate of Rowan University with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration specializing in Finance. 

In 2011, he was elected to his first term in the New Jersey General Assembly, representing the 7th Legislative District. His primary focus remains on job creation, economic development and the needs of New Jersey's working families. Senator Singleton has received numerous awards for his public service and legislative acumen from business, education civic, labor and non-profit organizations.

Along with this busy career, Senator is a husband and father of three who has long included personal involvement in his community as an essential component of his life. He is a past trustee of Rowan University, a board member with the Boys & Girls Club of Camden County, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, member of the VFW Post #3020 Men's Auxiliary, the Garden State Arts Foundation, and a former Commissioner on the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. He currently serves as a Commissioner on the Burlington County Bridge Commission, as Co-Chair of New Leaders Council New Jersey, a board member of Habitat for Humanity of Burlington County & Greater Trenton-Princeton, a member  of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc and Prince Hall Mason Shekinah Lodge #32.

Senator Singleton is a member of the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters (Local #255) and serves as Director of Operations for the Council.
February 8, 2018
Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick, NJ
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
Award Recipients
 
Mary Philbrook Award
Mary Kay Roberts, Esq.
Partner, Riker Danzig
 
Good Guy Awards
Senator Troy Singleton
Legislative District 7
&
Murray E. Bevan, Esq.
Founding Shareholder, Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C.
 
Corporate Award
Hackensack Meridian Health
 
Social Justice Award
1199 SEIU
Executive Vice-President, Milly Silva
    
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WPCNJ & EWNJ Applaud Governor Murphy on Equal Pay Order

WPCNJ & EWNJ Applaud Governor Murphy's First Executive Order on Equal Pay for Women

  
The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) along with the Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ) commend Governor Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver for following through so quickly on their commitment to take concrete steps to address the gender pay gap in New Jersey. Women in our state are still only paid 80 cents for every dollar earned by men and this number is substantially worse for women of color. This inequity not only negatively impacts women and their families, but it also harms the economic progress of our state. Data shows that if New Jersey women received equal pay for equal work, the poverty rate for working women in the state would drop by half and the economy would grow by $16.6 billion according to the Institute for Women's Policy Research.

Ensuring that women receive equal pay for equal work should not be controversial nor should it be negotiable. As evidenced in the 2017 Executive Women of New Jersey report on gender diversity in senior corporate leadership, "A Seat at the Table: Celebrating Women and Board Leadership," women deliver significant and quantifiable business value to companies. At companies where women comprise 15% or more of the senior management, there is a 52% higher return on equity and a 22% higher ratio of dividend payout than those with 10% or fewer women in management. Once again, we salute Governor Murphy and Lt. Governor Oliver for this important and meaningful policy action.

Chrissy Buteas
President
Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ)  
 
Michellene Davis
President
Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ)

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