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The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey is dedicated to increasing women's participation in the political process, increasing the number of progressive women in elected and appointed office, protecting reproductive freedom,  and creating a women's political power base to achieve equality for ALL women.



Vote By Mail - Ballot Information

1. There are 3 envelopes
·(1) The large outer envelope · (2) The inner envelope which is the return mailing envelope
· (3) The certification envelope which is the envelope that the ballot is placed in
2. Prior to opening the large outer envelope, check to make sure that it is your name on the label, the correct address, the correct municipality and the correct Congressional District.
3. If there are any errors, do not open the large envelope and contact your County Clerk’s Office.
4. If everything is correct, you should open the large outer envelope. At the end of the voting process, you can throw out the large outer envelope. The smaller inner envelope - is the envelope that is the return mailing envelope. You must keep that envelope as you will put the completed ballot in it.
5. The inner envelope will have the certification envelope and the ACTUAL VOTE BY MAIL BALLOT.
6. You should read the complete ballot before voting. Please check the top right of the ballot to ensure that you received the ballot for the correct municipality and the correct voting district
(which will be found on the label on the large outer envelope).
7. PLEASE NOTE - YOU CANNOT VOTE FOR MORE THAN THE ALLOTTED AMOUNT OF CANDIDATES PER OFFICE. For example, if the voter votes for 3 individuals when the ballot says vote for 2, the vote for that office is considered an overvote, and the vote for that office WILL NOT COUNT.
8. If the candidate of your choice is pre-printed on the ballot, there is no need to handwrite the candidate’s name in the “Personal Choice” section of the ballot. Doing so may cause the election scanners to read two names and cause an overvote which means the vote will not count.
9. Please look at BOTH sides of the ballot, as some ballots will have candidates on both sides.
10. Once you are satisfied with your vote, fold the ballot and place it into the CERTIFICATION ENVELOPE. The certification envelope has a large flap on it that requires
your complete address and signature.
11. You must complete the residency portion of the certification envelope with your registered address. PLEASE NOTE - IF YOU COMPLETE THE CERTIFICATION WITH THE ADDRESS THE BALLOT WAS MAILED TO AND NOT YOUR REGISTERED ADDRESS, YOUR VOTE MAY NOT COUNT.
12. YOU MUST SIGN the certification envelope where the big RED X is on the certification envelope.
If the voter does not sign the certification envelope by the RED X the vote will not count.
13. You must sign the certification envelope with the signature you most often use. The signature must match or at least resemble the signature on your registration or mail in ballot application.
14. If you need assistance in completing the ballot and/or the certification envelope, the assistor must complete the assistor section of the Certification envelope. EVEN IF THE ASSISTOR COMPLETES THE CERTIFICATION ENVELOPE, YOU (THE VOTER) AND NOT THE ASSISTOR MUST SIGN BY THE RED X. THE ASSISTOR CANNOT SIGN FOR THE VOTER.
15. Once the ballot and certification envelope are completed, place the ballot into the certification envelope and seal the envelope. DO NOT PLACE THE BALLOT DIRECTLY INTO THE INNER RETURN MAILING ENVELOPE. DOING SO WILL VOID THE BALLOT.
16. The certification envelope is placed into the Inner envelope - which is the envelope with the
address pre-printed on it.
17. Seal the return mail envelope and mail it with the postman, drop it into a mailbox or
bring it to the post office.
18. The return mail envelope may also be dropped off at your counties ballot box.
There are drop boxes around each County where you can drop the return mail envelope. 
Ballot box locations can be found on each County Clerk's website. 
All 21 County Board of Election offices urge voters to vote ASAP to help them maintain the pace of the process.


WPCNJ Chapters of MiddlesexCounty, UnionCounty and RutgersUniversity;
and ISAAW-Inspiring South Asian American Women 
You Have the Power ... Own It!
Saturday, May 9th | 10:00AM-1:00PM
Eagleton Institute of Politics, RutgersUniversity
191 Ryder Lane, New Brunswick 
Did you know that most people give up their power simply by not realizing they have it? 
You, YES YOU, can be a powerful advocate for the issues that matter to you.  Join us to learn strategies for effectively communicating with your elected representatives and decision makers. Hear from people in the field how theory plays out in real life, and connect with others who share your passion for effectuating meaningful change.    

The presentation and panel discussion are free but registration is required.

There is a fee of $15 for those wishing to attend the brunch.


Are You Ready To Run?
The Education and Training Fund of the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey is sponsoring a limited number of scholarships for our members who wish to attend the world class Center for American Women and Politics 2020 Ready to Run®conference being held March 20-21.  The conference provides training for candidates and campaign staff, as well as valuable information for those who want to know more about getting more women elected to office.  Whether you are ready to run, thinking of running, or wondering how you can help get more women elected, Ready to Run® is for YOU! 
* Open to  WPCNJ members in good standing as of scholarship application date. 
Scholarship applications  must be submitted through the Center for American Women and Politics. 
(Please note "WPCNJ" in the "How did you hear?" part of the registration form) 

Scholarships are limited and will be awarded to eligible applicants on a first come, first served basis.    


Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey

Madeline Ferraro, Esq.  
Vice President of Government Relations & Public Affairs, 
Atlantic Health System
Mary Philbrook Award 
Ms. Ferraro has been Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs at Atlantic Health System since 2002.
In this senior leadership position, Ms. Ferraro helps devise and direct the system's strategic policy decisions and enhance the system's position with state and federal leaders. Ms. Ferraro is responsible for all legislative and regulatory matters and she meets regularly with federal and state legislators, local elected officials, the Governor and his staff, and the Commissioners and staff of various state departments.
Ms. Ferraro was the architect for Atlantic Health System's corporate strategic giving program and heads the committee that directs and distributes over one million dollars annually of Atlantic Health System funds to charities with aligned missions.
In 2017, Ms. Ferraro was named to NJ Governor-Elect Phil Murphy's transition team, as a member of the transition's healthcare committee.  She also served as Appointments Counsel to Governor Christine Todd Whitman and as a Deputy Attorney General for the State of New Jersey.

Ms. Ferraro is very active in her civic community. She sits on the boards of the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, the National Public Affairs Council (the preeminent association for public affairs professionals worldwide), Georgian Court University, Brookdale Community College, the New Jersey Hospital Association HealthPAC Board of Directors, Policy Development Committee and Government Relations Committee, and the Fair Share Hospitals Collaborative Government Affairs and Strategic Planning Committee. Ms. Ferraro also acts as a mentor to young and seasoned professionals in varied fields.



Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey

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.

Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey

Murray E. Bevan, Esq. 
Founding Shareholder, Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta, P.C.
 Good Guy Award

Murray has a long history of supporting and cultivating diversity in the legal profession.  More than a decade ago, Murray, along with his partners Bill Mosca and Rich Giuditta, founded the law firm Bevan, Mosca & Giuditta.  Women have been an important part of the firm's success right from the start.  
Over the last ten years, Murray has actively recruited, hired, empowered, promoted and retained female lawyers within his firm. He has supported family leaves, medical leaves and flexible work schedules for employees when requested and when necessary, ensuring that that all his employees can balance work and family while serving in leadership roles at BMG and beyond. One of the exceptional efforts that Murray has made within BMG is to establish integrated and enhanced technological offerings that enable employees to work seamlessly in or out of the office. This has allowed the firm to increase workplace flexibility without compromising productivity.
Murray recognizes that helping employees to navigate their personal and professional
responsibilities is a sound business practice, providing alternatives that enable professionals to put forth their best work. It has proven to be a win-win strategy for the firm and the women who work there: a flexible work environment and infrastructure enables women at BMG to create and grow a strong, sustainable legal practice that contributes positively to the economic success of the law firm. Flexible work arrangement policies at BMG benefit the firm and all its employees -- without sacrificing merit-based compensation or professional growth opportunities for women at the firm. Murray has an authentic conviction that women can achieve the same success as their male colleagues, and he puts actions behind his personal convictions. 
Murray has also devoted a great deal of time and attention to help form and build the Hope Autism Foundation. Hope Autism is a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and sponsoring community resources for adults with autism, and its goal is to help adults with autism to live productive, meaningful lives so they can become part of their local communities. Murray believes that everyone should be able to live with dignity, and his work with Hope Autism is just one more example of his sense of fairness.  Murray also supports his colleagues working pro-bono on women's anti-violence initiatives with a local organization (Partners for Women and Justice).  

In addition to his advocacy efforts for state and national trade associations, he also serves as counsel providing these groups with legal advice and assistance on non-profit law, matters of governance, board members roles and responsibilities, annual convention and trade show negotiations and contract review.
Murray has served in a variety of positions both in and out of government prior to entering the private practice of law. He was the Vice President of Government Relations and Regulatory Affairs for the New Jersey Hospital Association and served a six year term with the New Jersey BPU. During that time, he was Chief of Staff to Board President, Christine Todd Whitman, a former Governor of New Jersey and only female to date. Mr. Bevan also worked for the Counsel's Office of former Governor Tom Kean.
Unquestionably, Murray is a "good guy." He is thoroughly deserving of this distinguished Good Guy award.

Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey
Endorses Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno for Governor

For Immediate Release                                   
Contact: Shari Weiner, (201) 602-8830 
Trenton, NJ - The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno for Governor.  

Shari Weiner, Chair of the Political Resources Committee stated, "The Lt. Governor has been a long-time supporter of the Caucus and is aligned with the core mission of the organization: to increase the number of women in elected and appointed positions in government, protect reproductive freedom, and promote equal rights for women."
"The WPCNJ PAC is proud to show our support of the Lt. Governor by making the maximum contribution permitted as part of nearly $40,000 in contributions for our endorsed female candidates in the 2017 election." Weiner added.

Lt. Governor Guadagno began her public service career as a federal prosecutor with the Organized Crime & Racketeering Strike Force in Brooklyn, New York. Following a move to Monmouth County, New Jersey, she became an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Newark.

Like many women in elected office, Lt. Governor Guadagno first decided to run for public office to solve real problems facing her community and make it a better place to live, work, and raise a family. In 2005, she was elected as a Borough Commissioner in Monmouth Beach. Lt. Governor Guadagno became the first woman elected Sheriff in Monmouth County history in 2007, leading a 650-member, $65 million law enforcement agency.  In 2010 she was sworn in as New Jersey's first Lt. Governor and was re-elected in 2013.  Simultaneously serving as Secretary of State, Lt. Governor Guadagno serves as New Jersey's chief election official, oversees promotion of the state's $40 billion tourism industry, and administers programs related to the arts, culture, and history.

Jeralyn Lawrence, Member of the WPCNJ Republican Task Force, added, "Lt. Governor Guadagno is a highly qualified, well-respected candidate with a distinguished career as an advocate for New Jersey women and their families. With just a single female governor in the state's history, we are excited to announce our support for her gubernatorial campaign."  

The WPCNJ PAC will hold an event to celebrate its endorsed female candidates on Thursday, October 5th from 8:30-10:30 am at the NJ Realtors' offices at 10 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton, NJ, with more details to follow.
Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey
 Endorses Forty-Six Female Legislative Candidates; 
PAC Announces Nearly $40k in Contributions 

For Immediate Release                                                                      
Contact: Shari Weiner, (201) 602-8830          

Trenton, NJ - The Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) is proud to announce its endorsement of forty-six female legislative candidates for the General Election in November. The WPCNJ PAC is set to distribute nearly $40,000 in contributions to support a key group of its endorsed candidates at an event in Trenton on October 5.
  "These forty-six endorsements reflect a strong showing of female candidates whose platforms are consistent with our mission of protecting reproductive freedom and promoting equal rights, regardless of party affiliation," said WPCNJ Political Resources Director Shari Weiner.

The WPCNJ PAC is prepared to make significant contributions to candidates in the 2017 election cycle. WPCNJ PAC Chair Jennifer Mancuso added, "We are thrilled to contribute nearly $40,000 to support a diverse group of talented women who are ready, willing, and able to represent all New Jersey citizens with their unique perspectives."

The WPCNJ PAC will hold an event to celebrate its endorsed candidates on Thursday, October 5th from 8:30-10:30am at the NJ Realtors' offices at 10 Hamilton Avenue, Trenton, NJ.

According to The Center of American Women and Politics (CAWP), women hold a mere 36 of the 120 (30%) New Jersey legislative seats, down from last year's record of 37 women legislators (30.8%). "Women make up more than 50% of voters, however, their elected representation pales in comparison," said Weiner. "It is incumbent upon organizations such as ours to endorse and support these women candidates and break that glass ceiling."  

  2017 Legislative Candidates Receiving Endorsement*signifies incumbent   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

Press Release
Prominent Statewide Women's Groups Call on Unapologetic Space to Resign After Caught Calling Opponent a "Bitch" Three Times in Thirty-Three Seconds
For Immediate Release                                                            
September 25, 2017                                                                                  
Today, prominent statewide women's groups including the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey, LUPE PAC, PAM'S List, the Women's Caucus of the New Jersey State Democratic Committee, and the New Jersey Federation of Democratic Women denounce remarks made by Asm. Parker Space and demand his resignation. His recent derogatory comments against his Democratic opponent Kate Matteson are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.  

Space, rather than apologize for calling his opponent a "bitch" three times in thirty-three seconds, has offered up a rather pathetic justification--that everyone uses the term. This so-called defense wouldn't pass muster in a school setting, let alone from a sitting assembly person. His comments and ridiculous excuses embolden misogyny at a time when we need those in power to denounce it with the full weight of their office. Space has shown absolutely no remorse for his actions, and so we call on him to resign immediately.

For more information contact:
Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey President Chrissy Buteas, (908) 202-8386 or email 

WPCNJ, founded in 1972, is a chapter of the National Women's Political Caucus and is the authoritative voice for women in New Jersey politics. WPCNJ is 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.



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