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Join the March on New Jersey - Saturday, January 21

Join the Women's March on New Jersey on January 21st
Patriots Theater, War Memorial, Trenton, NJ
10:00 a.m.
*Seating for the event begins at 9:00 a.m. 
Early arrival is strongly encouraged due to the large turnout anticipated.
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Thank You - WPCNJ Passion * Power * Progress Awards Reception


We would like to extend our congratulations to our honorees and thank our friends, sponsors & event committee members for their generous support of WPC's 2017 Passion Power Progress Awards Reception!

 The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey hosted its Annual Passion * Power * Progress Awards ceremony on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick.  The spirited event was a great success, honoring those whose leadership, civic involvement, and professional efforts have helped make New Jersey a better place for women.

 This year, WPCNJ was proud to present the following awards:

Mary Philbrook Award
Mary Patricia Keefe, Esq.
Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Business Support
Elizabethtown Gas
Good Guy Awards
Vin Gopal
Chairman, Monmouth County Democrats
John Traier
Chairman, Passaic County Republicans
Corporate Award
MZM Construction Company, Inc.
President & CEO, Marjorie Perry
Social Justice Award
New Jersey State Bar Association
President, Thomas Prol, Esq.

The evening's Master of Ceremony was the Honorable Chrissy Buteas, President of WPCNJ. We were pleased to be joined by many elected officials including; Senator Linda Greenstein,
Assemblywoman Annette Chaparro, Assemblywoman Joann Downey, Assemblywoman Patricia Egan Jones, Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin, Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin, Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver, Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter, Assemblyman Eric Houghtaling, Assemblyman Gary Schaer, & Assemblyman Raj Mukherji. 
Along with State lawmakers, the event was also attended by several county & 
local elected officials. 

We would also like to thank our volunteers from the Rutger's Student Caucus Chapter, Toni Gingerelli, Aasha Shaik, Margaux Taylor, Irum Yasim, Saba Yasmin.
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Tonight: WPCNJ's 2017 Passion * Power * Progress Awards

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Executive Women of New Jersey and Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey Statement in Support of S-992, NJ Pay Equity Act

On Monday, December 19th, the New Jersey State Legislature will vote to override the veto of S-992, the NJ Pay Equity Act, a bill designed to empower women with the tools needed to gain equal pay for equal work. Data shows that if New Jersey's 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. The NJ Pay Equity Act was passed earlier this year by both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly with overwhelming bipartisan support. Our organizations, which represent women leaders across the state, strongly urge the legislature to override the veto of this bill.

It is deeply disturbing that we are still debating whether women should receive equal pay for equal work. Equal pay should not be controversial nor should it be negotiable. As evidenced in the 2015 EWNJ 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. Nonetheless, New Jersey women are still only paid 80 cents for every dollar earned by men and this number is substantially worse for women of color. Moreover, the wage gap is prevalent across all business sectors and educational backgrounds. This inequity not only negatively impacts women and their families, but it also harms the economic progress of our state. It is time for New Jersey to ensure that women are paid based on their work and merit rather than their gender.

Maureen Schneider, Ph.D., MBA President
Executive Women of New Jersey (EWNJ)

Chrissy Buteas
Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ)


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Honoring Vin Gopal Recipient of the Good Guy Award

Women's Political Caucus of NJ
2017 Passion * Power * Progress
Good Guy Honoree
Vin Gopal  
Chairman, Monmouth County Democrats 
Born and raised in Monmouth County, Vin is a successful entrepreneur and business development professional. Vin has served in a leadership role for many non-profits, including the Board of Trustees for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Monmouth and Middlesex Counties (2010-2012) and the Board of Directors for the Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce (2009-2012), where he served as Chairman of the chamber's Government Affairs Committee in 2012. He was also elected to a three year term as President of the Hazlet Business Owners Association, serving from January of 2010 to January of 2013.
Vin is the President of Direct Development, LLC (DD), a marketing and creative design agency based in Hazlet Township which represents various private companies. DD specializes in business development, digital media, design, communications, public relations, media relations and online marketing. DD also operates Community Magazine, a chain of full-color magazines that mail to over 25,000 homes every month in Monmouth County. DD, with a staff of 14 employees, is proud to represent over 100 area companies in their marketing and business development needs. 

In addition to operating a small business, Vin volunteers his time as Chairman of the Monmouth County Democratic Party. He was elected Monmouth County Democratic Chairman in June of 2012 with 73% of the vote. He was unanimously re-elected in 2014 and 2016. He was rated on PolitickerNJ.com's Top 100 Most Politically Influential people in NJ's Politics in their 'Power List' in 2016 at #50. 

Vin was recognized by the Asbury Park Press in 2013 as a future leader to watch. He was honored by the Monmouth Chamber of Commerce in 2014 with the Beacon of Hope award. Vin was named Deputy Vice Chairman of the NJ Democratic State Committee in 2014. Vin was also honored by the Community Affairs and Resource Center in 2015.
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WPCNJ Congratulates WPCNJ Board members Kelly Stewart Maer and Tai Cooper 2016 PolitickerNJ's Power List Honorees

2016_wpcnj_politickernj.JPGThe Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) congratulates PolitickerNJ's 2016 Power List Honorees!  Kudos to WPCNJ board members Kelly Stewart Maer and Tai Cooper along with members: Brigid Harrison and Patrizia "Trish" Zita being recognized for their power and influence.

Join WPCNJ and many other powerful movers and shakers at WPCNJ's upcoming Passion Power and Progress awards reception on January 12th! For more information, click here.

 View the entire list from PolitickerNJ


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WPCNJ Seeks Intern

WPCNJ Internship Opportunity

The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey ("WPCNJ"), a non-profit organization, seeks an energetic and skilled intern who will assist the organization in effectively achieving its mission and goals. 

The internship is open to a college student seeking school credit.  The internship would serve as a valuable experience for those majoring in political science, communications, or a related field.  The primary duty of the intern is to provide assistance to the WPCNJ Administrator, including but not limited to, support upcoming events/programs, political research & communications.


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WPCNJ Board Counsel Rebecca Moll Freed Named to 2016 Top Women in Law List by NJ Law Journal

Rebecca-Moll-Freed-.jpgThe Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey(WPCNJ) congratulates its board counsel Rebecca Moll Freed, Partner at Genova Burns LLC named  to 2016 Top Women in Law List by New Jersey Law Journal.  

"Earlier this year, the Law Journal's editorial staff set out to select a group of Top Women in Law—our attempt to shine a light on the outstanding work being done by female attorneys across New Jersey who have had notable achievements in recent years, or who have otherwise made an extraordinary impact on the legal profession.

These outstanding attorneys are all making strides to push the profession forward for women."

For more the complete list, click here.

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WPCNJ members and endorsed officials named 30 Most Influential Women in NJ Politics, Elected and Non-Elected

patricia.jpgWomen's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) congratulates all the women named 30 Most Influential Women in NJ Politics, Elected and Non-Elected list for 2016. Among the ranks are the Lt. Governor, state senators, assemblywoman, lobbyists, union leaders and mayors. Special shout out to WPCNJ board members: Jeannine Frisby LaRue and members: Maggie Moran, Patrizia "Trish" Zita and Peg Schaffer on their mention.  Kudos to WPCNJ board member Tai Cooper named honorable mention.  WPCNJ endorses women for elected office and it's exciting to see many of its endorsed officials on the list including: 

WPCNJ endorsed elected officials: Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, Assebmlywoman Shovanda Sumter, senator M Teresa Ruiz, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman, Senator Jennifer Beck, Senator Nia Gill, Senator Diane Allen, Senator Sandra Bolden-Cunningham, Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, Senator Linda Greenstein, Senator Shirley Turner, Assemblywoman Shiela Oliver, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri-Huttle, 

Former elected officials endorsed by WPCNJ:  Former Governor Christie Todd Whitman and Former Assemblywoman L. Grace Spencer.

Congratulations again to all the women!

For the complete list, click here.


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