Last chance to protect five-year-olds

February 18

Time is quickly running out. The clock started to tick on January 11th. On that tragic day, the Assembly passed bill A4454 requiring sexual orientation and gender identity (transgender) lessons be taught in all public schools beginning in kindergarten. Governor Murphy had 45 days to veto the newly passed legislation or it would become law. We are approaching that moment. The clock will expire on Thursday, February 25th. As of today, he has not taken any action to veto or approve this bill. It will become law by default, even without his authorization, if he refuses to veto it.

Thankfully, his office has been inundated with over 16,000 emails in the past month as people across New Jersey urge him to veto it. This outcry was made possible by organic petitions started by faith communities and our action alert center. Honestly, this is not enough. Truly, it is a historic milestone of engaged constituents, but it barely scratches the surface of the overwhelming number of citizens who oppose their tax money being used to teach sexuality lessons to five-year-olds.

Governor Murphy needs to hear from you, your family, and your friends – take action today! Let him know that New Jersey won’t stand for this.

Legislators are speaking out – “These topics are being forced upon students to affirm and adopt these lifestyles, regardless of their individual religious beliefs. This is a very sensitive issue which should be addressed by parents and not schools, which is why we will continue to vote ‘no’ against this bill.” Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano, District 10

Pastors are speaking out – “As a Latino Pastor and Hispanic leader, I feel that the sexualization of children at the age of 5 and 6 is totally inappropriate.  Not only is this inappropriate but it’s very offense to our Latino culture, which is very conservative, sensitive and protective of our children. We ask that you please veto this inappropriate bill.” Pastor Edward Ramirez, Paterson, New Jersey

Please, use your voice to speak out NOW. Our children are counting on you.

Please email and text your friends this information.

Let’s make New Jersey better!

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director