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“New Jersey Working Families can think of no better person to carry on Senator Weinberg’s legacy than Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle. Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle has a deep knowledge of her district as well as a strong commitment to progressive principles. In her time in the Legislature, Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle led the charge against bullying in our schools, has fought for prison reform and has been at the forefront protecting LGBT and women’s rights. The people of the 37th Legislative District deserve a strong, progressive, woman legislator to serve them in the Senate, and we look forward to fighting for Valerie in the upcoming election.”

  • Sue Altman, New Jersey Working Families State Director

NJ Working Families Backs Vainieri Huttle for LD37 Seat

“Garden State Equality believes there is no better ally, no better champion of equality for the LGBTQ community to carry on the work and legacy of Senator Loretta Weinberg than Valerie Vainieri Huttle. Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle is not just our friend, but she has been the prime sponsor of many recent LGBTQ bills and her support for our community dates back to a time when associating with the LGBTQ community was not necessarily viewed as the right thing to do and in fact even shunned…We encourage all allies and friends of equality to join us in supporting Valerie Vainieri Huttle for State Senate in LD 37.”

Garden State Equality Endorse Valerie Huttle for NJ Senate

“National Organization for Women of New Jersey’s Political Action Committee (NOW NJ PAC) is endorsing Valerie Vainieri Huttle for election to the New Jersey Senate in Legislative District 37. We thank Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg for her lifetime of championing women’s rights and recognize that filling the shoes of the Senate’s most steadfast champion of women’s rights will not be easy. To ensure that her legacy of advancing women’s issues continues, we must elect a replacement who is vocal about empowering women and has a proven record of supporting women’s rights.

For fifteen years, Assembly Member Huttle has advocated for reproductive rights and justice, economic justice, and ending violence against women—all part of NOW’s core mission. She is a prime sponsor of the Reproductive Freedom Act, a legislative priority for NOW New Jersey as women’s right to health care, including birth control and abortion, is under attack across the nation.”


NOW PAC Endorses Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle for Senate

“It didn’t take a pandemic for Valerie Huttle to understand it’s important to have the back of working men and women. Huttle always fights for people and their families. And we need her in the State Senate to keep fighting for progressive issues, women’s issues, equality, and human services. Huttle’s consistently shown a substantive engagement with both people and policy. Huttle stands in striking contrast with the superficiality and shallowness we’ve sadly seen from machine politicians for far too long.”

  • Hetty Rosenstein, CWA NJ Area Director

Vainieri Huttle led the charge on ‘Leah’s Law’ – to enhance safety and security for caseworkers both in the field and in the office.  Vainieri Huttle knows how to take action to help people.”

  • Shawn Ludwig, the CWA Local 1038 President

“Valerie Huttle understands the value of the institutions our members work in each and every day. Huttle is deeply versed in policy, and also deeply engaged. She cares about the work our members do and how it matters to clients, parents and the entire state.”

  • Carolyn Wade, CWA Local 1040 President

“Through my work with the New Jersey Time To Care Coalition, I’ve seen up-close how much Valerie Huttle values working families. Huttle’s commitment to family leave and the needs of parents is long-standing.  And every mom, dad and grandparent who needed leave to take care of kids during the COVID pandemic should know they have Valerie Huttle to thank.”

  • Michele Liebtag CWA Local 1036 President

“As someone who grew up in Teaneck, lives in Hackensack and works for CWA, I’ve witnessed first-hand how Valerie Huttle puts families first, protects children and honors seniors. Our members know that Valerie Huttle is the one person we can always count on.”

  • Estina Baker, CWA Senior Campaign Lead

CWA backs Vainieri Huttle for Weinberg Senate seat

“We are lucky in this district to have such outstanding public servants to choose from but, in the end, our choice of Valerie is because she is a champion of working people. She has time and again walked the walk and talked the talk for our members and supported bills in the Assembly that have protected healthcare workers and patient safety.”

  • Barbara Rosen, HPAE First Vice-President


HPAE endorses Valerie Huttle in Legislative District 37 race to replace Senator Loretta Weinberg


“You cannot think of our state’s strongest allies for women’s issues without thinking of Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle. She championed the passage of the New Jersey Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection and Treatment Act, and has continued to advocate for trafficking survivors…Her record, her passion, and her leadership all make her the best choice for District 37, and we enthusiastically endorse her for State Senate.”

Vainieri Huttle gains endorsement of pro-choice PAC

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“Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle has made Trenton more welcoming for women who want to serve in government. She has long maintained a majority female staff and has hosted a leadership program for high school women from her district. She is also a champion for seniors and individuals with disabilities and mental health conditions, and their paid and unpaid caregivers, who are disproportionately women. The women of New Jersey need greater representation in the State Senate. WPCNJ proudly endorses Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle for the District 37 Senate seat.”

The Women’s Political Caucus of NJ (WPCNJ) Endorses Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle for District 37 Senate Seat

“Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle is an ideal choice to fill Senator Weinberg’s considerable shoes, and that is why today New Jersey Citizen Action’s Political Action Committee is endorsing Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle for the District 37 Senate seat. Another dedicated champion for women’s and workers’ rights, as well as those with disabilities and mental illness, she is well-equipped to pick up the charge from Senator Weinberg and continue the advance of civil rights in New Jersey. Her excellent track record is replete with strong social justice accomplishments, including anti-bullying, LGBTQ rights, combatting human trafficking, equal pay and so much more. Just this year, Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle has introduced and is leading on a multitude of critically important civil rights legislation including the workers’ right to refuse bill, the reproductive freedom act, age discrimination, and a whole package of sexual assault protections, among others. With such an admirable history of putting working families first, the Assemblywoman will uphold and continue the legacy of Senator Weinberg’s voice and seat.”

  • Phyllis Salowe-Kaye, New Jersey Citizen Action Executive Director

NJCA: Asw. Vainieri Huttle Ideal Choice for Sen. Weinberg Successor

“Assemblywoman Huttle has long been a champion for the LGBTQ community, women, and working families. She supported pay equity, earned sick leave and paid family leave legislation, and is a strong advocate for people with disabilities and those living with mental health issues. Huttle has been a leader in the fight for women’s equality. She authored and helped secure passage of the New Jersey Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection, and Treatment Act and recently introduced a package of protection against sexual assault…BlueWaveNJ is proud to endorse such a forceful civil-rights and social justice advocate for New Jersey’s State Senate.”

BlueWaveNJ endorses Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle for State Senate


“Now, during the pandemic, when our state is at risk of worsening economic and racial inequality, we need strong leaders like Valerie to support a just recovery and ensure that no one is left behind from aid, especially our immigrant brothers and sisters. Her commitment to expanding access to care to undocumented immigrants and ending ICE detention in our state are the visionary leadership we need.”

  • Sara Cullinane, State Director, Make The Road Action

Top immigrant advocacy group endorses Vainieri Huttle for Senate

“Assemblywoman Vainieri Huttle has always been willing to engage in dialogue, listen to our members and act to find solutions for New Jersey’s working people. She has been a leader in promoting equity and inclusion,” said Milly Silva, President of the Council and Executive Vice President of 1199SEIU United Health Care Workers East. “We wish Senator Loretta Weinberg well in her retirement—she has been an outstanding leader and progressive voice for her district, and we know that Asw. Vainieri Huttle will carry on the vital work of building a more equitable, just, and prosperous New Jersey.”

“This endorsement reflects our members’ confidence that Asw. Vainieri Huttle is the best choice for the open senate seat in District 37. She has been tireless in working on behalf of her constituents and a staunch ally as we advocate for fair working conditions, wages and benefits,” said Megan Chambers, Vice-President of the Council and Co-Manager of the Laundry, Distribution and Food Service (LDFS) Joint Board, Workers United, SEIU.

SEIU NJ State Council endorses Vainieri Huttle for Senate in D-37


“We are proud to announce our endorsement of Assemblywoman Valerie Huttle for State Senate in New Jersey’s 37th Legislative District,” said Richard Isaac, Chair of the Sierra Club New Jersey Chapter.  “Valerie is a legislator who has earned our endorsement by providing incredibly strong leadership on environmental and environmental justice issues from keeping lead out of our drinking water, to reducing pollution and increasing recycling, keeping smoking away from our public parks and beaches, and ensuring that all of us have affordable housing.“

Isaac continued, “New Jersey needs a fighter in the State Senate, and Assemblywoman Huttle is a proven, steadfast environmental champion, who has fought for – and will continue to fight – to protect the health of New Jersey’s environment and the well-being of New Jersey families. We believe that Valerie will continue to be a strong environmental leader, and we fully endorse her for State Senate in the Democratic Primary through to the election this November.”



“There has been no greater champion of women’s reproductive health and rights in New Jersey than Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle,” said Sarah Curmi, Vice President of State & Local campaigns at EMILY’s List. “She has been at the forefront of codifying protections for the women, children and LGBTQ+ citizens of New Jersey into law, and EMILY’s List is proud to endorse her in her bid for State Senate District 37.”

EMILY’s List Backs Vainieri Huttle for State Senate

“The NASW-NJ PACE Committee has endorsed Assemblywoman Huttle’s Senate candidacy based on her long-standing record of support for issues of social and economic justice, as well as her support for our organization’s progressive legislative agenda, alignment with the values and ethics espoused by the social work profession and demonstrated support for the vulnerable and under-represented individuals and communities social workers serve,” said Dr. La’Tesha Sampson, LCSW, Chair of the NASW-NJ PACE Committee.

National Association of Social Workers – New Jersey Chapter Endorses Valerie Huttle for State Senate

Tenants Org in NJ

“Valerie Vainieri Huttle has been on the side of protecting and advancing the civil rights of tenants whenever we have needed her help.” said Matt Shapiro, President of the New Jersey Tenants Organization “We recognize that we are not unique, Vainieri Huttle has fought for the rights of every group that has suffered from discrimination and oppression – tenants, women, people of color, victims of domestic violence and more. This is why we are proud to endorse Vainieri Huttle, we all need her voice in the New Jersey Senate.”

New Jersey Tenants Organization Endorses Vainieri Huttle for State Senate