Weinberg Resolution Designating March 19 as ‘Women in Public Office Day’ Advances

Senator Weinberg speaks at a press conference on marriage equality.

TRENTON – A joint resolution sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg designating March 19th of each year as “Women in Public Office Day” in New Jersey passed out of the Senate State Government, Wagering, Tourism and Historic Preservation Committee today.

“March is Women’s History Month so it’s fitting that New Jersey recognize women in public office during the month of March,” said Senator Weinberg (D-Bergen). “I know firsthand how difficult it is even now for women to advance in public office. It is still too much a ‘boy’s club,’ but we are making progress. New Jersey’s first two lieutenant governors are women. We have had a woman governor. New Jersey women represent communities on local, state and federal levels. We need to recognize the unique sacrifices often made by women choosing to balance careers and families with public service. And we need to encourage the next generation of women to continue to serve the public.”

The joint resolution, SJR-65, passed out of committee by a vote of 4-0 and advances to the full Senate for further consideration.