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Bonnie Watson Coleman

NJ-12 (D)
Congressmember Watson Coleman has been elected to the New Jersey Legislature for eight consecutive terms, serving as the first African-American woman to represent New Jersey at the Federal level. She fights for civil rights, increased gun safety measures, and strong education funding, as well as sustainable energy plans, women’s health care access, and Social Security and Medicare.
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How does Bonnie align with Project 100's values?
  • Economic Opportunity: Congressmember Watson Coleman has advocated for reforms to prisoner re-entry programs and authored the End For-Profit Prisons Act to fight recidivism and for-profit prison corporations.
  • Equal Treatment Under the Law: As an active member of the Congressional Black Caucus, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, Repersentative Watson Coleman fights to protect vulnerable Americans and communities. She is also the co-founder of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls.
  • Healthy People & Communities: Congressmember Watson Coleman receives a 100% rating from Planned Parenthood based on her Congressional voting record.
Background information
  • Woman of Color
  • Ceiling Crasher
  • Incumbent
Bonnie Watson Coleman has been endorsed by the following organizations:
  • Democratic Party
  • Congressional Black Caucus PAC

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