Statewide Group of Faith & Community Leaders Endorse Tammy Murphy for U.S. Senate

RED BANK, NJ – Today, several prominent faith and community leaders from across New Jersey endorsed Tammy Murphy for U.S. Senate. Together, they released the following joint statement:

“There are many critical issues facing the African American community in New Jersey. When we talk about disparities, it often falls on deaf ears, and those disparities continue to weigh on the hearts and minds of our community. The intersectionality of systemic racism in wages, health care, employment, education, housing, and infant and maternal health impacts every aspect of our lives.

“Over the last six years, we have watched very closely as Tammy Murphy has worked to address maternal and infant health by bringing communities together and collaborating with organizations who have been doing the work for years without a lot of support. We have watched closely as Tammy has traveled around the state to bring light to the systemic issues that lead to African American women being seven times more likely to die during childbirth. We have watched closely as Tammy has worked with many organizations to ensure that New Jersey is a much safer place than ever before in its history for a Black woman to deliver and raise a child.

“In our view, this is one of the most progressive issues in our nation that has historically been ignored, but Tammy didn’t ignore it, she decided to help. And that’s why we endorse Tammy Murphy for the U.S. Senate. We trust her. She will do the work. She has done the work. And she will continue to do the work.”

Rev. Dr. Colette MB Adams
East Orange

Dianne Keel Atkins

Bishop William T. Cahoon
New Jersey

Rev. Dr. James Dunkins
Port Norris/Vineland

Dr. Diane Hill

Rev. Dr. Pamela Boykin Jones

Pastor Amir Khan

Rev. Dr. Randall Lassiter

Dr. Beverly Lynn

Pastor Eyesha Marable

Rev. Dorothy A. Patterson

Rev. Dr. Kenneth L. Saunders
New Brunswick/Piscataway

Pastor John R. Taylor

Rev. Dr. Frances Teabout
Jersey City