Washington, D.C – The National Women’s Political Caucus (NWPC) is pleased to reendorse Bonnie Watson Coleman for the U.S. House in New Jersey’s 12th Congressional District.
Watson Coleman served New Jersey for over 30 years in various offices before her election to Congress in 2014. She has continued to advocate for her constituents during her first term in the House of Representatives, fighting for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community, people of color and other underrepresented groups.
“Bonnie has devoted her life to serving the people of New Jersey,” said Donna Lent, President of NWPC. “Since she was elected to Congress, she has continued to promote equality in all areas.” Watson Coleman has also called for increased access to quality healthcare for women, and she co-founded the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls.
“From fighting for pay equality, advocating for pregnant women to obtain insurance, to protecting women’s reproductive rights, Congresswoman Bonnie Coleman understands that when women succeed, all of America succeeds,” said Chrissy Buteas, President of the Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey. “In her short time in Congress, she has already made historic strides with the creation of the first ever Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls. We are proud to endorse New Jersey’s Congresswoman, knowing she has what it takes to stand up for what women need.” The congresswoman has led efforts to reform prisoner re-entry programs, pushing legislation on prisoner rehabilitation and release that was called “a model for the rest of the nation” by The New York Times.
“Bonnie represents the values of the NWPC and is committed to advocating for them in Congress, whether that’s by raising awareness of sexual assault or by protecting women’s reproductive rights,” said Paula Owen Willmarth, NWPC Vice President for Political Planning. “She has proven to be an outstanding leader in the pursuit of gender equality.”
The NWPC, founded in 1971, is a national, multi-partisan, grassroots membership organization dedicated to identifying, recruiting, training and supporting women candidates for elected and appointed office. Deidre Malone, NWPC V.P. Communications (202) 785-1100