Executive Director & Co-Founder
Uyen “Winn” Khuong
Uyen Khuong, pronounced “Winn”, immigrated to the US in 1980 from Vietnam. Her first foray into politics was writing a letter to and getting a response back from President Reagan while in grade school. Uyen became an accidental activist for New Jersey during the 2016 Presidential Election when thousands of engaged New Jersey voters came together on Facebook to support Hillary Clinton. Uyen is the co-founder of ATNJ, a group of 18,000 members with chapters in every county. Uyen was recently honored in Washington D.C. as a We Are Emily Award recipient from Emily’s List for her work in grassroots organizing with ATNJ, the largest and fastest growing grassroots group in New Jersey. She also serves on the Board of Advisors for NJ State Unity PAC.
Northwest Regional Director
Counties: Warren, Sussex, Morris
A native of Northwest New Jersey, Gina studied in Washington, D.C. at The George Washington University before returning to New Jersey. In 2017 she ran for a seat in the NJ State Assembly. She serves as a committee member on the Warren County Democrats and as a board member on the Blairstown Enhancement Committee. She became an advocate and event director for the Epilepsy Foundation of NJ after losing her sister to epilepsy in 2006. She currently instructs Art and Design at Centenary University and is an independent multimedia designer working with clients in various sectors from education and financial to political. Gina and her husband Tyson and two boys, Weston and Cameron, are outdoor enthusiasts and love boating, fishing and hiking on the Appalachian Trail.
Northeast Regional Director
Counties: Passaic, Bergen, Hudson
Anna Wong is a first-generation Chinese-American, gay, and a Millennial. She works as a TV producer and understands the challenges we face today in finding truth and humanity amidst the anger and divide. Anna has organized civic workshops and led GOTV efforts throughout Northeastern NJ. Most recently, she founded a coalition of 30+ local grassroots and Democratic groups to #DefendNJ5 and build progress in our communities. Anna is also a leader with Indivisible NJ 5 and lives in Bergen County with her wife and their 3 furry kids.
Central Regional Director
Counties: Hunterdon, Union, Somerset, Mercer
Rielly Karsh is a community leader, lawyer and photographer currently residing in the Town of Clinton, New Jersey with her husband and two young children. She is engaged in helping everyday citizens enter into and participate in the political arena. She is active in her community serving as a Councilwoman on the Town of Clinton Common Council, Municipal Chair of the Town of Clinton Democrats, and as a Trustee and Chair of the Development Committee on the Board of the Red Mill Museum Village. Rielly is a member of the New York State Bar and earned a JD from Fordham University School of Law. Previously, she was named Empire State Counsel by the New York State Bar Association and was the founding Pro Bono Chair for the Women’s Leadership Initiative at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. Rielly was an associate in the Corporate and Real Estate Finance Department at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft before leaving her practice to pursue her civic and artistic endeavors.
Southern Regional Director
Counties: Atlantic, Cape May, Salem, Cumberland
Danielle Davies is the proud product of a fiercely democratic extended family. The granddaughter of a political activist and mayoral candidate, she is happy to be another member of her family who is fighting for those who often feel voiceless. With an aunt who trains federal court judges, an uncle who is the 4th Ward Commissioner in Chichester, PA, and a cousin who works for Senator Jeanne Shaheen, it was only natural that Davies enter into the political fray herself by running for freeholder of Cape May County, the reddest county in the state of NJ, in 2017. Davies didn’t win, but she continues to serves as Communications Director of the Cape May County Regular Democratic Organization and as the Southern Regional Director of ATNJ, while raising her two children and continuing her work as a freelance writer.
Tammi Bathke is a transplant from San Diego and has devoted her life to healthcare for 33 years. She worked in the Pharmacy and helped start the Electronic Medical Record Movement in the early ’90s. She then moved to the East Coast in 2004 working for a large hospital in Philadelphia heading up the IT program for InPatient Pharmacy working with nurses and physicians helping design a better way to deliver medications at the patient’s bedside. After retiring from healthcare she became a Pet Therapist with her Pomeranian Rookie J. working at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia bringing smiles to her many patients. Tammi represents ATNJ as a partner on the My Health My Life Coalition with Planned Parenthood and many allied organizations for women’s health. Tammi also serves on her local Democratic Party as a committee member in Mount Laurel, NJ. As Tammi will tell you ‘I am a rebel for any cause that will help our state and country’.
Christine Clarke, environmental activist, is committed to ensuring New Jersey is #StillIn on Paris Agreement standards. She lobbies for renewable energy, progressive climate action, and environmental justice, and has coordinated public education events and done local public speaking toward the same. She organized and co-hosted the Clean Energy Future forum as New Jersey’s contribution to a national climate-focused Day of Action, the NJ 11th For Change Environmental Defense Forum in April 2017 and the collaborative Prioritizing A Clean Energy Future in NJ live stream event in June. Christine was featured in a Huffington Post story highlighting women who attended the Women’s March in D.C. and was a finalist in the Arena Summit ‘Person in the Arena’ video competition, which featured inspiring stories of new activists and candidates across the U.S. in 2017. Her political activism began 10 years ago when she led an independent effort to update New Jersey’s Title 9 statutes to protect more at-risk and abused children from harm. Christine is a home schooling mother of four who believes in modeling life skills for children, therefore teaches her kids how to stand up for justice, equality and progress by doing so together as a family.
Director for Economic Policy and Trade
John George is a financial markets professional, avid reader, soon-to-be law student, and the Economic and Trade Policy Director for Action Together New Jersey. Upon graduating from New Jersey’s own Rutgers University, with a degree in Finance, he held numerous roles within the investment banking, equity research, and investment management sectors. These experiences have shaped his understanding of global financial markets and, more specifically, the interconnected policies that affect developed and emerging economies around the world. Utilizing this background will be crucial for John’s efforts in amplifying New Jersey’s voice in the nationwide conversation around economic progress and justice, as well as advocating for the free flow of goods and services between countries considered allies.
Civil Rights Director
Rachel C. Green
Rachel C. Green is a resident of Deptford Township, New Jersey for over 30 years and resides with her husband Franklin Green honored to be the mother of two fabulous children; Alexandra and Alston. Her family moved to Deptford in the late 70’s, later when Rachel married her husband they choose to raise their family in Deptford. For several years Rachel has been the architect along with her fellow board members, administration and district staff of many wonderful programs and savings for the Deptford Township School District and the community.
- Member of the SNJ Black Political Caucus
- National Coalition of 100 Black Women-Southern New Jersey
- Action Together Gloucester County
- New Jersey School Board Certified Board Member
- New Jersey School Board State Executive member-Alternate
- Delegate for Deptford Board of Education Delegate Assembly
- Gloucester County NAACP Image Award in the area of Education 2010
- SJ African American Chamber of Commerce President’s Award 2014
- Member Deptford Twp Board of Education 2008-2014 and 2017-present (Served as President, Vice President, Chair of BOE Personnel, Finance, Curriculum Committees and Board Liaison to Light the Stadium Committee)
- President of Deptford Twp High School Alumni Association
- Appointed Deptford Township Planning Board Member
- Member of Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholder’s Tolerance Project and Parks and Recreation Committee
- Obama/Biden Deputy Field Director 2008 and Obama/Biden Director 2012
- Served as 1st Vice President Gloucester County NAACP and Executive Committee
Senior Advocacy Co-Director
Joan was born in Hoboken, NJ of Irish and Italian descent. She is the fifth of six children with three sisters and two brothers. Joan resided in Union City in the same home as her Irish Grandparents. She developed feelings of empathy and kindness after listening to their stories of struggle. In the early 1920’s her Grandmother opened her own luncheonette on Greenwich Street in downtown Manhattan which served women only. Her cook was an African American woman and her daughters the wait staff. She was an empowered woman before her time!
After school, Joan went on to work in the very Downtown area of New York where her Grandmother owned a successful business. She worked in a century-old mutual fund company and went on to become their first ever woman manager. She left her job in New York to raise her daughter, later returning to work in NJ for Tiffany & Co., and others. Joan also owned and operated two of her own businesses in homage to her Grandmother.
Joan is now retired and donates her time as a volunteer for Action Together New Jersey, she brings her convictions of compassion and advocation for Senior Citizens and to all of those that need a voice.
Democratic Vice-Chair Hardyston Township, Democratic Committee Member, Member ATNJ, League of Women Voters, NOW, NAACP, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, AARP, Gallon Club New York Blood Bank.
Director of Immigration
Daysi Martinez-George currently serves as the Director of Immigration for Action Together New Jersey. She also works as a Commercial Real Estate Analyst at Citigroup in downtown Manhattan. Mrs. Martinez-George graduated Cum Laude from Rutgers University with a degree in Finance and Global Business Management.
Her passion for immigration activism stems from her own personal experiences. In 2015, she founded the Dreamers Foundation in an effort to help undocumented students gain access to higher education opportunities and career mentorship.
As Director of Immigration at ATNJ, she seeks to educate members and foster a deeper understanding of immigration laws and policies while advocating for immigrant rights.
Drug Policy Reform Director
Moira Nelson is a lifelong progressive Democrat, a political activist, organizer, and leader. Her personal passions include fighting for social equity for all humans and, as an advocacy leader with NCADD-NJ, she is fanatical about increasing awareness of alcoholism and addiction issues. She is particularly passionate about fighting for the decriminalization of drug use and educating others on the failure of the “War on Drugs,” its history, and how it targets people of color. She insists that drug use be treated as a health issue rather than a criminal justice issue. Since 2010, Moira has mentored women in recovery that are striving to maintain long-term sobriety and is currently focused on leading the addiction-awareness “Night of Conversation” initiative in Essex County this November. Moira hopes to continue using her passion, time and talents to make a small difference in her community and, perhaps, the world.
Senior Advocacy Co-Director
Jim Tobias retired from a 40-year career in technology and disability. He’s still active in that field, nudging technology and policy to better meet human needs of all types, in all situations. Much of his work-life was in or with grassroots organizations, where Jim learned about bringing people together, refining agendas and messages, and projecting powerfully inclusive public engagement.
Jim’s work with technical standards, market analyses, laws, and consumer protections threw him into the dusty, bloody arena of large corporations and the political process during the Clinton, Bush II, and Obama years. The most important lesson he learned was that there are no technical limits to human services, it’s only a question of building the will. Anyone who tells you otherwise is trying to prevent you from building the will.
Jim is also involved in creative projects in political communication and mobilization. Can you learn about impeachment through mini-golf? Dramatize an absent Congressman with a board game? Demand Net Neutrality by singing new lyrics to a Beatles tune? Teach immigration history via delicious food? Of course; it’s all about Progressive Fun & Games!
He’s written and directed several political videos and animations that have gone … maybe not viral but fungal? OK, they were only a rash, but still!
As a senior, Jim began several years ago to experience all the issues of his cohort: healthcare, housing, age discrimination, community design, transportation, and the rest of the list that’s as long as my liver-spotted arm. ATNJ’s Senior Advocates group will build a statewide presence to address them all with zest. We’ll be sharing information online, piggybacking on existing events, and running some of our own with a growing tribe of self-aware elders. The ATNJ Senior Advocates’ motto is “Not Napping Now!” and Jim looks forward to making that real every day.
Director of Operations
Kim Baron is a website developer with experience working in multiple development environments, including two dotcoms, on staff at a prominent NYC museum, and 18 years as a freelancer. Born and raised in New Jersey, she first engaged in activism as a teen by volunteering for a congressional campaign. Since then, she has participated in multiple protests and marches, including civil disobedience actions at a nuclear weapons production facility in Colorado and the March for Women’s Lives in 1989. Kim is thrilled to be able to merge her professional skills with her activism through her work with Action Together New Jersey.
Dani Pardo works in education and graphic design. As a history major in college, Dani has always had a strong sense of social justice, and worked for a time in social services with drug and alcohol prevention programs in New Jersey. Dani began her activism 3 years ago, working against the implementation of PARCC testing in New Jersey. She attended a state Board of Education hearing to protest the State Board’s implementation of PARCC as a graduation exit exam in New Jersey. Dani became increasingly more activist leading up to and following the 2016 Presidential Election, marching at the Women’s March in Trenton and providing graphic design skills to the ATNJ group. Dani willingly lends her time to these causes and is grateful to be able to assist in amplifying the voices of progressivism and resistance.
Human Resources Manager
Lizzie Foley was one of the founding steering committee members of NJ11th for Change, where she organized “Fridays with Frelinghuysen” and did outreach to political groups in New Jersey’s 11th congressional district. Prior to moving to New Jersey, she also served as a board member for an environmentally focused school, taught at the university level, and worked for a labor union. She holds a Master’s degree in sociology from Northeastern University and a Master’s degree in education from Harvard University.
Stacey has had a rewarding career, starting in finance, transitioning to leadership development, and eventually becoming a global leadership coach and consultant, specializing in executive development with an emphasis on leadership communications. Additionally, she is adjunct faculty at a local university where she teaches creativity and leadership. She is active in her local community, serving on the Municipal Alliance and The Kiwanis. Her interest in politics began while watching the Anita Hill interrogation by the Senate in 1991; her foray into the world of politics began at the local level, helping out with communications strategy for a local, successful, mayoral campaign. Her real call to action came in November 2016. Stacey had been on the steering committee and then was a Co-Director of NJ 11th for Change before joining ATNJ. She has an amazing adult daughter who she adores, and she lives in Denville with her wonderful husband and their two dogs. When not working or volunteering, she hangs out with friends, travels or heads to the lake or shore.
Elizabeth is Mom to a wonderful two-year-old girl, project manager, and wife, not necessarily in that order. She has dreams of someday being a writer of children’s books or maybe the next great American novel. Until then she’s squeezing writing, activism, and physical activity into the tiny corners of a very busy life.
FB Secret Page Director
Amie Maria Babischkin
Amie Maria Babischkin, is a New Jersey transplant by way of rural Connecticut. From a very young age, her grandmother instilled in her the importance of a woman’s right to vote. During the 1988 presidential election, she fondly remembers turning her Lite Brite into a campaign sign for Michael Dukakis. On November 9th, Amie woke up and declared to her family and friends that she “hoped they were okay loving an activist” because she “just became one.” That’s when she found ATNJ and volunteered to help in any way she could. With ATNJ, Amie is the Lead Administrator for the Secret Facebook page, in charge of a team of moderators and fact checkers. Amie is also Co-Chair of the Atlantic/Cape May County chapter of ATNJ. Amie is a full time Registered Nurse, an LGBTQ+ proud woman, and fur-mom to a 5 year old Husky-mix named Zombie.
Director of Facebook Page
Amie Tolomeo was born and raised in South Jersey and attended Cook College (now The Rutgers University School of Environmental & Biological Sciences) in New Brunswick. She has been something of an activist since high school, where she led a small passive student armband protest of the Gulf War.
She is a practicing Pagan and Witch, and a National representative of the Pagan Pride Project, which seeks to educate and promote acceptance of minority Earth-based religions. She has locally coordinated the South Jersey chapter of Pagan Pride Day, held in October, for the past 15 years. She is also an ordained non-denominational minister, specializing in Interfaith, non-traditional, Pagan and LGBTQ+ weddings.
In 2010, after a colleague’s daughter was punished for her absence to observe a holiday, and then ridiculed by fellow students for being Wiccan, Amie successfully helped petition the NJ Board of Education to add Pagan & Wiccan holidays to their official calendar for excused absences.
After being inspired by the stories in Pantsuit Nation, and then gravely disappointed in the 2016 election results, she joined a NJ group determined to make a real Progressive difference, which became Action Together New Jersey. She currently a NJ small business owner of a pet grooming boutique and resides in her family’s hometown of Maple Shade with her husband and many dogs.
Director of Electoral Intelligence
Dan came to ATNJ bringing a deep technical background to bear on building a platform for all our volunteers and Leadership to use in developing and executing voter outreach initiatives. A long adherent to universal enfranchisement in practice, environmental defense, equity and transparency in governance, and election finance reform, Dan is committed to engaging all citizens in our great essential democratic processes by facilitating education, outreach, and hope for a better future for us, our progeny and the biosphere we all share.
Charles arrived in New Jersey in the mid-90’s via Miami and Clearwater, Florida, and before that, sunny Buffalo, NY. He marvels at how many municipalities there are in New Jersey and would also like to note he has not eaten pork roll (yet). He has over 22 years of experience in UNIX systems administration, network engineering, and web development. His experience in technology started as a human swiss army knife at one of NYC’s first Internet Service Providers. He has been freelancing as an IT generalist since 2002 with clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. His first, and very nearly last, political activity was phone-banking for Dukakis while not being quite old enough to vote. He lives in Morristown with his wife and two dogs.