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New Jersey Legislature
40 State Senators
80 Members of the General Assembly
State Coordinator: Rosa Perez Leonetti
Rosa was born in Brooklyn, New York and has been a New Jersey resident since the spring of 2003. The events of 9/11 had affected her personally and so, along with her young family, she felt the need to move away from the city to the neighboring state.
Rosa Perez Leonetti is currently beginning her second term as New Jersey’s State Coordinator for Smart Girl Politics. Her first year as the state coordinator was the beginning of what would be the banner year of the Tea Party/grassroots movement in America. Rosa was able to coordinate successful demonstrations against Representative Leonard Lance and his Cap and Trade vote, along with numerous meet and greets within the state. The goal is to begin the process of building a strong coalition of conservative women within the state. As the gubernatorial race heated up, Rosa became quite involved in the GOTV effort to help secure and promote optimism and a positive turnout for the soon to be new governor Chris Christi.
2010 would not be the year to rest on such a victory, as many wanted to share ideas and network with the Smart Girls from NJ. There were numerous rallies to attend and speak at (The April15th Trenton Rally, Let Freedom Ring Rally and Uni-Tea Rally in Philadelphia). Rosa was also determined to hold the first state summit for SGP at the Molly Pitcher Inn in Red Bank, New Jersey. On August 12th, 2010 the event was held with much success. In attendance at that summit was congressional candidate Anna Little and Senatorial Candidate Christine O’Donnell. Keynote speakers included, State Senator Richard LaRossa and Co-founder of the 9/11 Families for A Safe and Strong America, Debra Burlingame. Along the way there have been interviews (fox news, The Eric Dyson Show, Television Espana and the BBC). On September 11th, 2011 Rosa was invited by Pamela Geller (atlas shrugs) to be a speaker at the rally in NYC against the mosque at Ground Zero. In February of 2011 she participated in a panel discussion on the mosque at CPAC.
Being a grassroots activist for Smart Girl Politics and a working mother of two (her real job is as an educator for the Department of NYC) is exhausting, challenging and so very rewarding. Though Rosa has been approached to run for national and state seats, she feels her work as a conservative Latina is most important at this time. “You do not have to hold office to make a difference and be heard!” “Just ask Phyllis Schafly!” “There will be time for that sometime in the future, but for now, I wish to stay with SGP and help them be the best conservative women’s group in the country!” “I feel at this time that this is my calling!”