Tammy Murphy Launches Campaign for U.S. Senate

In New Video, Murphy Highlights Leadership in Combating Maternal & Infant Mortality and Climate Change

Murphy: New Jersey Deserves a Leader Focused Every Day on Protecting Abortion & Democracy, Ending Gun Violence

Red Bank, NJ – Today, Tammy Murphy announced her campaign to represent New Jersey in the United States Senate. Murphy is stepping up because she believes New Jersey deserves an effective leader focused on the pressing challenges that families and children face. Murphy has dedicated her life to addressing big problems, including leading the charge to dramatically lower New Jersey’s maternal and infant mortality rate and to make New Jersey the first and only state in the nation to incorporate climate change education in the K-12 curriculum.

In the Senate, Murphy will work to lower the cost of living for New Jersey families, including lowering taxes for working families and driving down health care costs. Murphy vowed to be a leader in protecting abortion rights, ending the gun violence epidemic, and defending our democracy from extreme Republicans.

Watch Murphy’s launch video HERE.

“I’m running for the United States Senate because New Jersey’s kids and families deserve better – plain and simple,” said Tammy Murphy. “My parents taught me to never back down from a challenge or shy away from injustice, and that’s how we’ve dramatically reduced the rate at which mothers and babies are dying around childbirth in our state, and incorporated climate change education into our school curriculum.”

“These weren’t small fights or simple problems to solve, but nothing worth doing ever is,” continued Murphy. “As I look around the country, there’s so much more to do, and we need a Senator who will work every single day to lower the cost of living, protect abortion rights, end the gun violence epidemic, and defend our democracy.”

For years, Tammy Murphy has been working to make New Jersey a safer place to start and raise a family. Murphy launched “Nurture NJ” to root out the institutional racism that Black and Brown women face in pregnancy and childbirth to reduce preventable deaths. Under Murphy’s leadership, New Jersey has moved from 47th in the nation for maternal deaths to 27th. As part of that plan, Murphy helped make New Jersey only the second state in the nation to expand Medicaid coverage for women a full year after childbirth – guaranteeing health care for nearly 9,000 mothers across the state.

For decades, Tammy Murphy has made it a top priority to both combat climate change and prepare the next generation for jobs in the clean energy economy. Murphy also works with the Council on the Green Economy to transition New Jersey to renewable energy and train workers for good-paying jobs in the growing clean energy economy.

Murphy has led the effort to include climate change education across all standards of the New Jersey public schools curriculum so that children learn how climate change is impacting the world in every major subject. To make this a reality, she helped deliver millions of dollars in education funding to get all teachers trained on the topic, and New Jersey is the only state in the country where climate change education is taught across all subjects of the core K-12 curriculum.

Beyond her nation-leading work in the maternal health and climate space, Tammy Murphy has also led efforts to diversify and strengthen our economy by helping establish a New Jersey chapter of Golden Seeds, an angel investment firm dedicated to pursuing positive investment returns through the empowerment of women entrepreneurs. Murphy also played a critical role in raising millions of dollars to support working families and undocumented immigrants who desperately needed help during the pandemic through her role as the Founding Chair of the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund (NJPRF).

Tammy Murphy lives in Red Bank, New Jersey with her husband Phil, and has four children – Josh, Emma, Charlie, and Sam.

Visit the website HERE.

Watch Video HERE in English and HERE with Spanish captions.