Saturday, October 29, 2016

New Jersey Action Alert!


Marie Tasy, Executive Director
New Jersey Right to Life

UPDATE: We just received word that the Senate Health Committee has scheduled A2451/S2474 for a hearing on Thursday, November 3rd. Please call and email the members of the Senate Health Committee and urge them to Vote No to release the bill from committee.

The NJ Assembly Passed A2451on October 20, 2016 by one vote, with 41 Yes votes, 29 No votes and 5 abstentions. The bill is now in the Senate where it is being fast tracked. The Senate Health Committee has scheduled a hearing on A2451/S2474 for Thursday, November 3rd so please act quickly!

See how your Assembly Members voted HERE

At this time, we are asking that you do the following:

1. Call and email the Members of the Senate Health Committee asap and urge them to Vote No to release A2451/S2474 from Committee. Their names, email and phone #'s are below. Please call and email immediately.

Vitale, Joseph F. - Chair 732 855-7441
Madden, Fred H. - Vice-Chair 856 232 6700
Addiego, Dawn Marie 609 654 1498
Allen, Diane B. 856 314 8835
Codey, Richard J. 973 535 5017
Gordon, Robert M. 201 703 9779
Rice, Ronald L. 973 371 5665
Singer, Robert W. 732 987 5669
Whelan, Jim 609 383 1388

2. Call and email your State Senator immediately and urge him/her to Vote No on A2451/S2474 if it is scheduled for a vote by the full Senate.

3. Call and email Governor Christie and urge him to veto A2451/S2474 if it reaches his desk.

You can reach the Governor at 609 292 6000 Email the Governor HERE

You can send a pre-written email to your State Senator and Governor Christie by going to our website,by clicking on this link and click on the heading that says "Legislation," then follow the directions on the Alert that says, "No Assisted Suicide."

You can also obtain your Senator's name and contact info HERE, or by calling the Office of Legislative Services during regular business hours at 1-800-792-8630 and provide your municipality.

We want to thank all our Assembly members who voted No on this bill and especially extend our gratitude to Assemblyman Jay Webber who spoke very effectively and strongly against this bill on the floor of the Assembly on this issue. You can view his remarks HERE.

Please help us stop this dangerous legislation from becoming law. Please act now.

New Jersey Right to Life is the state’s largest and most active pro-life, non-partisan organization dedicated to protecting and fostering the most basic value of our society – human life. As the premier pro-life organization in NJ, we continue to lead the effort on all public policy matters concerning the sanctity of human life at the state and federal level. We promote, uphold, and support reverence and respect for all innocent human life from conception to natural death, without regard to condition, or circumstances of conception, quality, age, race, religion, creed, or color, whether born or pre-born.  For more information or to make a donation to help them with their work, please use this link.

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