This past Monday, two crucial votes were scheduled in both the NJ Assembly and the NJ Senate.
I was on hand to talk last-minute to legislators who were still undecided and to continue to persuade them to vote no on both bills.
The two bills were measures to legalize physician-assisted suicide and recreational marijuana. These were both very controversial and hotly contested.
The good news is that the recreational marijuana bill did not have enough votes to pass. Faced with certain defeat, the Senate did not even hold a vote on recreational marijuana.
The bad news is that the physician-assisted suicide bill did pass both houses, but only by the slimmest of margins – receiving the minimum number votes. While eight Democrat senators did not support the bill, three Republicans did. Had the Senate Republican Caucus held strong, the bill would not have passed!
The bill is now on the Governor’s desk awaiting his signature or veto, either of which could happen at any time. This is where you come in!
You see, Governor Murphy knows that this bill was passed on the slimmest of majorities and he also knows it’s a polarizing issue for many. He has indicated that his decision about whether to sign the bill or not will be determined, in part, by the sentiment being communicated to his office. He is listening to see what New Jersey has to say before he decides what to do with the physician-assisted suicide bill.
There is still hope to stop physician-assisted suicide in New Jersey. To do that, however, we need you to take action and pray.
Here is what you need to do:
- Send a message to Governor Murphy asking him to veto the physician-assisted suicide bill. It takes just a few seconds on our Action Center.
- After you have sent your message, please call the governor’s office at (609) 292-6000. Urge him to veto physician-assisted suicide.
- Share this message with friends and family and ask them to take action as well.
Thank you for standing strong with us!
Founder & President
New Jersey Family Policy Council