MADISON, NJ – Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ), the largest progressive grassroots group in the state, is proud to endorse Tom Malinowski, candidate for Congressional District 7.   

“Tom’s deep experience in working with members of Congress means he will hit the ground running from Day 1.  In today’s highly partisan politics, we need someone who has the experience, wisdom, and respect of Members of Congress to get things done for the citizens of NJ 7," said Rielly Karsh, ATNJ Central Regional director.

"His resolve to repeal and replace the Republican tax bill that is so harmful to our district, to fight for affordable health care, to protect our environment, to invest in our infrastructure, to advance women’s rights, and to defend our democracy at home are all progressive values that align with Action Together New Jersey’s members.  As a progressive grassroots group, we are proud to endorse a candidate that reflects our values and we will work hard to get Tom elected to represent us,” Karsh added.

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After following all the candidates through a vigorous Democratic convention season, co-hosting two candidate forums, and hosting the candidates at meet and greets, ATNJ received comprehensive candidate questionnaire answers from the remaining three candidates.  Malinowski won the selection handily by the Leadership Committee comprised of county co-chairs, Managers, and Directors who themselves are constituents in congressional District 7. 

“Action Together New Jersey has revitalized progressive Democratic politics in New Jersey, and shown us that the answer to the divisiveness and dishonesty threatening our democracy is not to get cynical and give up, but to promote civic participation at every level,” Malinowski said.  “I will be proud to work with its members to flip the 7th District, and will do everything I can to be worthy of their support as a candidate and as their representative in Congress,” Malinowski said.

ATNJ, a non-profit, progressive group, is the largest grassroots organization in New Jersey. ATNJ has chapters in every county, because change is local. Functioning as a central command for statewide initiatives and legislative actions, ATNJ’s teams work with coalitions of like-minded groups to serve the public by educating the electorate, providing a platform for progressive candidates, advancing legislative proposals with elected officials, and working in concert with advocacy groups for human rights. ATNJ seeks to promote equality and progressive ideals and to secure a more inclusive, fair and equitable future for New Jersey and the nation. For more information, visit