ROSELLE, NJ - Roselle Councilwoman Denise Wilkerson has been elected to serve as President of the Union County chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) of New Jersey – a statewide women's rights activist organization consisting of thousands of women and men - members, activists, and allies. Wilkerson is the first African American to serve in the position of President of the Union County chapter.

The election of new officers took place during the October 10, meeting for the 2019-2020 term and are as follows: 

President - Denise Wilkerson Executive 

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Vice President - Jill LaZare 

Secretary - Janice McLean 

Treasurer - Terri Tauber 

Membership Vice President - Linda Weber Program 

Vice President - Colleen Mahr 

Fundraising Vice President - Nancy Imbalzano 

State Board Delegates - Mariann Mann and Janice McLean 

Wilkerson is a community activist, elected official, entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and proud feminist. “What an amazing honor to serve as president in 2020, which will be the 100-year anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement. As President, my goal is to apply intersectionality to the women’s movement. Our tactics will take into consideration the impact race, religion, class, and gender have on women’s issues, so our advocacy can deliver change for ALL women,” said Ms. Wilkerson. “I am excited to lead the Union County chapter of NOW and to work with an amazing group of women.” 

NOW Union County focuses on six priority issues: reproductive rights, ending sex discrimination/constitutional equality, promoting diversity and ending racism, economic justice, stopping violence against women, and LGBTQIA+ rights. The chapter welcomes new members to help fight for women’s rights on the local and national level. 

To contact NOW Union County, email UnionCountyNOW@gmail.com

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