WPCNJ Applauds the Passage & Signing of A5950/S4004
“The Women’s Political Caucus of NJ, Latina Civic PAC, PAM’s List, leaders from a coalition of Black Women, and the Democratic Task Force of the Bipartisan Coalition for Women’s Appointments applaud the passage and signing of A5950/S4004. This legislation will establish two databases that will document the gender and race of elected officials from the municipal level up and all those appointed to state boards and commissions. If this data can be updated on an annual basis the political parties, legislators, the Governor and the general public can have a full picture of who is serving in government at every level. With that knowledge our hope is that decisions about who gets appointed and who runs can be made with an eye to ensuring that more women and residents from historically underrepresented communities have equal opportunities to serve in positions of power and influence. The Coalition of Women’s Organization collaborated with former Senator Loretta Weinberg, Senator Nellie Pou, Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, the NJ Legislative Latino Caucus and the NJ Legislative Black Caucus to draft the legislation and fund the effort.”
WPCNJ To Honor Ørsted, Corporate Award Recipient
WPCNJ To Honor Aisha Glover, Social Justice Award Recipient
WPCNJ To Honor Marshall McLean, Good Guy Award Recipient
WPCNJ To Honor Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald, Good Guy Award Recipient
WPCNJ To Honor Chrissy Buteas, President Award Recipient
Join A Women's March - Saturday, October 2nd!
Join A Women’s March
Saturday, October 2nd
We must MOBILIZE and DEFEND
our Reproductive Rights!
10:00am Downtown Basking Ridge.
Corner of Finley and Allen Basking Ridge NJ 07920
11:00am Haddon Heights Park.
328 8th Ave Haddon Heights NJ 08035
2:00pm Walk and posters.
Washington street Hoboken NJ 07030
Hunterdon Historic Court House
71 Main St., Flemington NJ 08822
10:00am March outside of Montclair's Municipal Building.
205 Claremont Ave. MONTCLAIR NJ 07042
12:45pm Red Bank.
Bridge Ave &, Monmouth St Red Bank NJ 07701
10:00am Springfield Town Hall Lawn.
100 Mountain Ave. Springfield NJ 07081
2:00pm Huddy Park.
39 E Water Street Toms River NJ 08753
Warren Township Municipal Complex.
46 Mountain blvd Warren NJ 07059
1:00pm John F. Kennedy Center.
429 John F. Kennedy Way Willingboro NJ 08046
Contact Congress Today - Help Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act!
Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey Announces Endorsement of 45 Senate & Assembly Candidates for 2021 Election
Trenton, NJ – The Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) proudly endorses 45 Senate and Assembly women candidates for the November General Election. The endorsed candidates embrace and are dedicated to upholding WPCNJ’s mission to increase the number of women in elected and appointed office, protect reproductive freedom and achieve equal rights for all women.
Now, more than ever, it is critical that we encourage New Jersey residents to vote and to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms women and their families care deeply about - especially a woman’s right to reproductive freedom. It is vital that we support and advance elected and appointed officials that are equally committed to upholding these rights.
“We must continue to fight against attacks on women by promoting leaders who understand and represent women through elected and appointed positions of power. We must remain vigilant. Elections have consequences, we can never assume women’s rights are safe” said Shari Weiner, Chair of the Political Resource Committee.
The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey Political Action Committee has made significant contributions to candidates in the 2021 election cycle. The WPCNJ PAC supports pro-choice candidates that align with the mission of the Women’s Political Caucus.
Candidates Receiving Endorsement of Women's Political Caucus of NJ
Caren Fitzpatrick (D) – District 2, Assembly
Gabriela Mosquera (D)* – District 4, Assembly
Nilsa Cruz Perez (D)* - District 5, Senate
Pamela Lampitt (D)* – District 6, Assembly
Carol Murphy (D)* – District 7, Assembly
Allison Eckel (D) – District 8, Assembly
Dawn Addiego (D)* – District 8, Senate
Mary Sharon Quilter (D) – District 10, Assembly
Emma Mammano (D) – District 10, Senate
Joann Downey (D)* – District 11, Assembly
Allison Friedman (D) – District 13, Assembly
Vicky Flynn (R) – District 13, Assembly
Linda Greenstein (D)* - District 14 Senate
Verlina Reynolds Jackson (D)* – District 15, Assembly
Shirley Turner (D)* – District 15, Senate
Sadaf Jaffer (D) – District 16, Assembly
Yvonne Lopez (D)* – District 19, Assembly
Annette Quijano (D)* – District 20, Assembly
Anjali Mehrotra (D) – District 21, Assembly
Nancy Munoz (R)* – District 21, Assembly
Linda Carter (D)* – District 22, Assembly
Hope Kaufman (D) – District 23, Assembly
Denise King (D) – District 23, Senate
Lauren Barnett (D) – District 25, Assembly
Patricia Veres (D) – District 25, Assembly
Melissa Brown Blaeuer (D) – District 26, Assembly
Pamela Fadden (D) – District 26, Assembly
Christine Clarke (D) – District 26, Senate
Mila Jasey (D)* – District 27, Assembly
Cleopatra Tucker (D)* – District 28, Assembly
Eliana Pintor Marin (D)* – District 29, Assembly
Shanique Speight (D)* – District 29, Assembly
M. Teresa Ruiz (D)* – District 29, Senate
Angela McKnight (D)* – District 31, Assembly
Sandra Cunningham (D)* - District 31, Senate
Angelica Jimenez (D)* – District 32, Assembly
Annette Chaparro (D)* – District 33, Assembly
Britnee Timberlake (D)* – District 34, Assembly
Nia Gill (D)* - District 34, Senate
Shavonda Sumter (D)* – District 35, Assembly
Nellie Pou (D)* - District 35, Senate
Lisa Swain (D)* – District 38, Assembly
Holly Schepisi (R)* – District 39, Senate
Genevieve Allard (D) – District 40, Assembly
Nicole McNamara (D) – District 40, Assembly
WPCNJ PAC to Honor Patricia Egan Jones Recipient of the Spotlight Award
Patricia “Pat” Egan Jones began her political journey working in her community to establish safety programs and a preschool program, which after more than 40 years is still in existence. This work led to a 47-year career, including serving as Chief of Staff for Assembly Speaker Joseph Roberts and Legislative & Administrative Director to the late New Jersey State Senator Walter Rand.
In 1996, Pat was sworn in as a Barrington Council Member and served until elected as a Camden County Commissioner. As Commissioner, Pat was instrumental in locating the Battleship New Jersey in Camden. She believed that Camden, across from the Philadelphia Navy Yard where the Battleship was built, was the perfect location. After numerous meetings and a lengthy application process, the Navy decided to give the Battleship to the Home Port Alliance to be located in Camden. Opened to the public since October 14, 2001, the ship has been a viable part of the Camden City's Waterfront for the past 20 years.
From Commissioner, Pat was elected Camden County Surrogate, where she served 15 years. As Surrogate, she established an outstanding Adoption Program, redefined and educated Guardians with workshops, and held financial programs for young adults about how to get resources that were held in trusts.
She then took an unexpired seat in the General Assembly and was elected to serve two additional terms. Working in the General Assembly, Pat is proud to say she was part of the effort to pass Equal Pay legislation, Sick Time legislation and to establish a higher living wage for all New Jersey workers.
Pat helped improve funding for the Arts and Cultural and Heritage Programs. She served on the Transportation and Budget Committee and also served on the Joint Committee on Public Schools and Higher Education Committee.
Along the way, Pat managed many other activities and today continues to actively serve on the Board of Volunteers of America Delaware, Larc School, The Walter Reed Institute at Rutgers Camden, Coopers Ferry Partnership and the Board of the Battleship New Jersey.
Currently, Pat serves as Outreach Director for the Camden County Veterans’ Affairs Office, a rewarding position that allows her to give thanks to all the people who have made all of the above happen.