Governor Phil Murphy to Receive the Progressive Leadership Award

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For Immediate Release:

Governor Phil Murphy to Receive the

Progressive Leadership Award


MADISON, NJ, May 15, 2018 – 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 .
Contact: Uyen “Winn” Khuong
Executive Director, Action Together New Jersey
M: 973-722-5760