Trenton, NJ – The Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) is proud to announce its official endorsement of 48 women legislative candidates for the General Election this November. These pro-choice women represent a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, and they are united in their dedication to public service.
WPCNJ has a long-standing commitment to promoting gender equality in politics and empowering women to run for public office. The Caucus is confident that the candidates they’re endorsing are well-qualified, dedicated, and prepared to make a difference in their respective roles.
"These endorsements reflect a strong showing of women candidates whose platforms are consistent with our mission, said WPCNJ President, Eileen Kean. "We are thrilled to support their campaigns as they seek to serve their communities and represent the different voices of our state.”
Along with an endorsement, The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey Political Action Committee has made significant contributions to candidate campaigns.
Here is a complete list of the endorsed candidates. WPCNJ encourages voters to learn more about these remarkable women and their campaigns and to join us in supporting their bids for public office.
The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) is pleased to extend its warmest congratulations to Tahesha Way on her appointment as the next Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey. Ms. Way's dedication to public service, outstanding accomplishments, and unwavering commitment to her community make her an exemplary choice.
WPCNJ commends Governor Murphy for recognizing Tahesha Way's exceptional qualifications and appointing her as New Jersey's Lieutenant Governor. Ms. Way's leadership will undoubtedly contribute to the continued progress of our state.
The Caucus looks forward to working alongside Lt. Governor Way to advance policies that support gender equality, diversity, and the well-being of all New Jersey residents.
The Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) along with the WPC Rutgers University Student chapter partnered with Remember the Women Institute to host a dynamic program – Intimate Partner Violence: Education, Art, and Advocacy on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at Rutgers University.
The program included an artistic response by Cat Del Buono, a display of clothing and informational posters about two victims, and a video performance of All Databases are Incomplete written by Cynthia L. Cooper and performed by professional actor Lisa Pelikan.
Special thanks to our distinguished panel of experts: Gloria Bachmann, MD, Co-Director, Women's Health Institute, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Juana Hutchinson-Colas, MD, Co-Director, Women's Health Institute, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Aryn Quinn, founder of WeCare; and Lily Sanders, author of Truth to Triumph and moderator Joan Dean.
New Brunswick, NJ – The Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) along with the WPC Rutgers University Student chapter, has partnered with Remember the Women Institute to host a dynamic program – Intimate Partner Violence: Education, Art, and Advocacy. The event is being held on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at 5:30 PM at the Red Lion, Student Center. 126 College Avenue, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
A distinguished panel of experts discussing the issue includes: Gloria Bachmann, MD, Co-Director, Women's Health Institute, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; Juana Hutchinson-Colas, MD, Co-Director, Women's Health Institute, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; John Mapes, father of Simeonette Mapes (victim); Aryn Quinn, founder of WeCare; and Lily Sanders, author of Truth to Triumph. Joan Dean will moderate.
The program will include an artistic response by Cat Del Buono, a display of clothing and informational posters about two victims, and a video performance of All Databases are Incomplete written by Cynthia L. Cooper and performed by professional actor Lisa Pelikan.
There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Kindly visit https://www.wpcnj.org/calendar to register to attend in person. Please note: this is a hybrid event. The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kcOmsrzosHNJw0cdoauXdGDQd82B9s1ek
The Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) expresses outrage over legislation sponsored by U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) and U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (NJ) introducing a nationwide abortion ban. Currently, New Jersey residents have full reproductive rights and access to safe healthcare but clearly there is an overall agenda that could lead to a federal ban on abortion.
Elections have consequences that can last for generations. We must be mindful that who we elect will determine our reproductive rights and whether the Congress will pass a nationwide abortion ban. We must also remain steadfast in promoting and supporting elected leaders who will defend a woman’s right to choose and not just pay lip service to this inalienable right.
WPCNJ is just as committed as ever to endorsing and electing pro-choice candidates and we will continue to work with our allies across the country who are equally committed to protecting women’s reproductive freedoms and access to safe healthcare.
WPCNJ, founded in 1972, is a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus, a multi-partisan organization dedicated to increasing the number of women in elected and appointed positions in government, protecting reproductive freedom and promoting equal rights for women.
For more information on the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey visit www.wpcnj.org.
National Women’s Political Caucus Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court Decision
(Washington, DC – June 24, 2022 ) The National Women’s Political Caucus is sickened by the Supreme Court’s gut wrenching decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. We will not stand by and watch as women are stripped of their rights.
“Some say countless women in this country will die because of this decision. But we will count every single one of them. Their deaths will be laid at the feet of The Supreme Court and the religious right” said NWPC President, Donna Lent.
While we are uncertain of what will happen in the days to come, the expectation is that this will not be the last decision impacting basic human rights. The National Women’s Political Caucus will stay vigilant and prepared to fight. It will fall on our nation’s elected officials at all levels of government to protect a woman’s right to choose. The National Women’s Political Caucus will continue to recruit, train, elect, and support pro-choice women running for all levels of government and for women’s access to safe, legal abortion everywhere.
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A native of New Jersey, Noreen previously served as Cabinet Secretary to the Governor and as Chief Counsel at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. At NJBPU, Noreen worked on advancing Governor Murphy’s clean energy agenda, including the 2019 Energy Master Plan, the Offshore Wind inaugural solicitation, the establishment of the State’s first community solar program, and the transition of the state’s solar market.
Additionally, she has also served as Counsel at Gibbons P.C. representing businesses on legislative affairs, public policy, and government affairs matters.
During the Corzine Administration, Noreen served as Chief of Staff at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and as the Chief Advisor to the President of the Board. In this role, Noreen oversaw the day-to-day management of the Board, including core operational, financial, and human resources initiatives.
Noreen formerly served as Director of Executive Office Operations for Governor Corzine and, before that, as State Director to United States Senator Frank Lautenberg, where she oversaw the staff and operations throughout New Jersey. She also served as Deputy Director of the Authorities Unit during the administration of Governor James McGreevey.
Giblin received her B.A. from Villanova University and J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law. She is married and has a 7 year old son.
Noreen Giblin serves as Deputy Chief Counsel and Director of the Authorities Unit for Governor Phil Murphy.