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By Alyana Alfaro | 09/14/15 1:36pm

Emerge New Jersey is aiming to empower New Jersey's Democratic women and change politics in the state by training and encouraging woman to run for office. On October 1st, the group will host their first annual Women of Achievement Gala. Eight democratic women and one democratic man will be honored at the event.
"Our gala honorees are individuals who have made significant strides within the Democratic community in New Jersey and we are honored to acknowledge the work they've done and continue to do," said Emerge New Jersey's Executive Director Truscha Quatrone.


Here is the complete list of honorees:


Labor Champion
Marie Blistan, Njea Vice President
Trailblazers
Jeannine Larue, Senior Vice President, Kaufman Zita Group
Maggie Moran, President & CEO, M Public Affairs
Volunteer Champions
Mary Knowles, Senior Segment Producer, HBO, Real Time With Bill Maher
Donna T. Pepe, President & CEO, Communications Strategies, Inc.
Luminaries
Shawn Laurenti, President, Laurenti Consultants LLC
Tricia Mueller, Partner, CLB
Emerging Woman
Arlene Quinones Perez, Partner, Decotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP
Honorable "Men" Tor
John Currie, Chairman, New Jersey Democratic State Committee
In addition to honoring those making changes in New Jersey politics, the Gala will also act as a fundraiser to "build a pipeline of women leaders for a Democratic future."


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