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Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey
Declares 2013 The Year of the Woman in New Jersey Politics
Immediate Release Contact: Lisa Mizrahi Kaado
Thursday, January 3, 2013 (908) 202-8386
The Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey (WPCNJ) declares 2013 as the Year of the Woman in New Jersey Politics.
Women have been continually underrepresented in New Jersey politics. In fact, Governor Christine Todd Whitman is the only woman to have served as the state’s chief executive in its 200-plus year history. Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno's election in 2009 marked another important turning point towards increased representation, however, progress remains slow. Today, women make up just 29% of the New Jersey Legislature and hold none of the state’s 12 Congressional or 2 Senate seats.
Lisa Mizrahi Kaado, Executive Director of WPCNJ, said, “In keeping with our mission of advancing women in crucial leadership roles and our declaration of 2013 as the Year of the Woman in New Jersey Politics, we are excited that a woman with Senator Buono’s experience and qualifications has thrown her hat into the race. It has been more than ten years since New Jersey has had a female Governor, and her campaign will undoubtedly inspire more young women to become interested in political life and buoy those who strive to advance the American ideals of equality of opportunity and fair representation in our governing bodies.”
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.
For more information on the Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey visit www.wpcnj.org.
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