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Governor Phil Murphy to Receive the Progressive Leadership Award

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Governor Murphy will be receiving the highest award of distinction from Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ), the state’s largest progressive grassroots organization.

The Progressive Leadership Award will be presented to Governor Murphy at the inaugural gala at The Manor in West Orange, Sunday, June 10, at 5 p.m.  The elegant event will give ATNJ leaders, activists, supporters, elected officials, and their guests an opportunity to gather for an evening of gourmet food, networking, socializing, and celebration of the accomplishments of the past year, and to raise critical funds to support the group’s work heading into the upcoming midterm elections and beyond.


“As a group comprised of over 80% women, including a 65-member leadership team comprised of 95% women, we have been inspired by Governor Murphy’s actions since becoming our Governor.  As outsiders ourselves to NJ politics, we have seen the Governor’s bold vision and we commend the groundbreaking progressive agenda that he has put forth and the actions that we have seen, all of which help women.  These actions include appointing a historic majority of women in the Cabinet, signing into law the Equal Pay Act, restoring Family Planning Funding, signing Earned Sick Days into law, selecting a historic first African-American woman Lieutenant Governor, Sheila Oliver, and supporting the magnificent First Lady, Tammy Murphy to take on the hard tasks of working for New Jerseyans.” said Uyen “Winn” Khuong, executive director of ATNJ.


In a statement from Governor Murphy, “I am honored to accept the Progressive Leadership Award from ATNJ, a group that fiercely advocates for all of the residents of our great state. By fighting for critical issues like women’s rights, common sense gun laws, racial justice, and the environment, ATNJ is an indispensable partner in creating a stronger, fairer New Jersey that works for everyone.”


With 18,000+ statewide members and 20 county chapters, ATNJ works to increase engagement, action, knowledge, and civic duty towards progressive legislation, policies, candidates, and elected officials.  The mission of Action Together New Jersey is to provide political and civic education, actions, and events to New Jerseyans.


About Action Together New Jersey

ATNJ, a non-profit, progressive group, is the largest grassroots organization in New Jersey with local county chapters covering every county. Functioning as a central command for statewide initiatives and legislative actions, ATNJ’s teams work with coalitions of like-minded groups to serve the public by educating the electorate, providing a platform for progressive candidates, advancing legislative proposals with elected officials, and working in concert with advocacy groups for human rights. ATNJ seeks to promote equality and progressive ideals and to secure a more inclusive, fair and equitable future for New Jersey and the nation. For more information, visit www.ATNJ.org.

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