Twenty Faith & Community Leaders from Across New Jersey Endorse Tammy Murphy for U.S. Senate

Murphy Has Received Over 60 Endorsements from New Jersey’s Faith and Community Leaders

RED BANK, NJ – Today, a group of twenty faith and community leaders endorsed Tammy Murphy for U.S. Senate. They released the following joint statement:

“To put a complex issue simply, the work to dismantle systemic racism and discrimination cannot be done by Black people alone. People of all races and ethnicities must work together as one to build a broad coalition of humanitarians who care deeply about making the world more equitable for all.  

“Long before running for office, Tammy Murphy recognized the systemic challenges impacting the African American community in New Jersey. But more than just recognizing these issues, Tammy has been – and continues to be – a fierce advocate and partner for our communities. Tammy understands the importance of bringing people together from different races, political parties, government, private, and non-profit sectors in order to make significant progress on the deep complexities of systemic racism.

“Tammy has been a leader, collaborator, and convener in the groundbreaking work on maternal and infant health in New Jersey. It is undeniable that Tammy’s work with our communities has improved maternal and infant health and reduced the deaths of Black mothers and babies. There is more work to be done, but the progress that has been made is significant and has saved lives.

​​“We applaud Tammy for her efforts and for joining with us in this important work. Tammy is an example of someone tackling the big, complex issues and we need more individuals like her in elected office. If there were more people like Tammy in Congress who were committed to addressing systemic racism, our country would make significant progress on voter protections, addressing the wealth gap, and prioritizing environmental justice to name a few. We want Tammy to know we see and feel her commitment and we say continue. We fully endorse Tammy Murphy for U.S. Senate.”

Fatihah Abdur-Rahman

Lisa Akins

Pastor Orville Brissett

Pastor Keith Davis

Dr. Sybil Finney
North Brunswick

Rev. Arnold Fox

Cynthia Harris

Rev. Dr. Catina Jackson

Chaplain Mario Lavendar. Sr.  
Millstone Township

Pastor Jean Maurice
East Orange

Pastor Tim Merrill

Cheryl Payton

Trerenda Pullins

Felicia Simmons
Asbury Park

Pastor Robert Smith
Gloucester Twp.

Pastor Arnold Steward

Elder Kenny Watkins

Lorene Watkins

Ina White

Pastor Jovan J. Whyte

Murphy has received over sixty endorsements from New Jersey’s faith and community leaders across New Jersey. Faith and community leaders who have endorsed Murphy include Reva Foster, Rev. Ronald Slaughter, Bishop William T. Cahoon, Dianne Keel Atkins, Dr. Beverly Lynn, Dr. Diane Hill, Pastor Amir Khan, Pastor Eyesha Marable, Pastor John R. Taylor, Rev. Dorothy A. Patterson, Rev. Dr. Colette MB Adams, Rev. Dr. Frances Teabout, Rev. Dr. James Dunkins, Rev. Dr. Pamela Boykin Jones, Rev. Randall Lassiter, Reverend Dr. Kennth L. Saunders, Bishop C. H. Evans, Bishop Dr. R. Fulton Hargrove II, Bishop Tommy Miles, Brenda R. Lee, Dr. Errol T. Stoddart, Evangelist Sylvia Coleman, Jacqueline Limehouse, Jamie Bland, Pastor Bryant Ali, Pastor Melvyn T. Hayden III, Pastor Valencia B. Norman, Rev. Dr. Daniela Small-Bailey, Rev. Dr. Toyin Laoye, Rev. Thurselle Williams, Dr. Femi Adegbonmire, Dr. George Akins, Linda Baker, CPA, Rev. Diana M. Ortiz Bracy, Rev. Dr. Prescott Butler, Council President Tency A. Eason, Dr. Edna Foster, Pastor Bobby Fowler, Rev. John D. Givens, Rev. John H. McReynolds, Tamika McReynolds, Pastor Michael Ogunleye, Rev. Dr. Forest Pritchett, Rev. Dr. Olivia Stanard, and JoAnn White.