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BlueWave NJ and New Jersey Working Families Alliance Leaders to get the Collaboration in Action Award

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Marcia Marley, President of BlueWave NJ and Analilia Mejia, Executive Director or New Jersey Working Families Alliance will be receiving the Collaboration in Action Award from Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ), the largest grassroots group in New Jersey.

Having moderated the first regional town hall, one that featured Assemblyman John McKeon and Assemblywoman Mila Jasey, Marcia Marley said, “I am deeply honored and humbled to be recognized at ATNJ's Gala.  It has been a pleasure to work with Winn and Action Together New Jersey on initiatives including last year's Blue 40 Town Hall Series.  The Town Halls represented an ambitious program to engage and inform voters and their legislative representatives in every NJ district.  I also worked with Winn on this year's Morristown Women's March, where her professionalism and work ethic were critical to ensuring the event's success.  Wherever possible, BWNJ is proud to partner and collaborate with ATNJ to elect progressive candidates, enact progressive policies and sponsor initiatives that strengthen our democracy.  I salute Winn's energy and vision.”

At the start of the Blue 40 Town Hall Series, the focus was the need to educate New Jerseyans on the 40 legislative districts.  “Our Democracy is built on an engaged and informed public.  Everything we do to promote an informed voter only serves to build and protect our great democracy,” said Analilia Mejia, Executive Director, New Jersey Working Families Alliance.

“As newly engaged grassroots activists, we have benefited from the collaboration of many who have worked with us.  Both Marcia and Analilia welcomed our activism and provided critical collaboration on many initiatives, especially with our statewide Blue 40 Town Hall Series.  They provided critical training needed, insurance, and townhall moderation. This collaboration was instrumental for us to hold a total of 21 town halls statewide focused on the state legislative races in the 2017 elections.  We will continue to try to get New Jerseyans to be engaged at the state level of politics and the collaboration with BlueWave NJ and NJWFA on this initiative was a huge part of that,” said Uyen “Winn” Khuong, Executive Director, ATNJ.

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.  Limited tickets are still available and sponsorships can be found here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/atnjgala

About Action Together New Jersey

ATNJ, a non-profit, progressive group, is the largest grassroots organization in New Jersey. ATNJ has chapters in every county, because change is local. 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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