The legendary N.Y Giants football coach Bill Parcells has said “You are what your record says you are.” The facts do not lie. Whether a football coach is facing tough questions from New York media market sports journalists, or an elected official is facing parents who are infuriated that left wing political organizations have been granted full access to their children in public school – the record will objectively show if the coach or politician needs to be replaced.

Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey combined our last two legislative scorecards to develop a new comprehensive ranking of state legislators. It is heartbreaking to see the clear distinction between strong pro-family advocates who are fighting for you, compared to those who are extremely unfavorable towards the Biblical role of the nuclear family, the right of the preborn child to live, and the right of churches to practice their faith without government interference.

I want to urge you to download our 2022 Legislative Ranking and share it on social media with as many people as possible!

God told the prophet Hosea that His people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). New Jerseyans must be informed of the consistent voting patterns of legislators to hold them accountable. Are young 5-year-old children being sexualized at school – find out which legislators are responsible for this? Are the lives of fully viable healthy babies being terminated just days or even hours before their first breath – find out which legislators are responsible for this.

Because of your financial support, this Legislative Ranking has been sent to every state legislator to put them on notice! The people of New Jersey are watching and well informed about their record. We are meeting with elected officials each week to discuss our legislative priorities for this session. It will take time to turn this around, but children are worth fighting for.

Finally, on May 14th there will be a gathering for a discussion about the current state of the culture. Please see below, and I hope to see you there.


Len Deo
Founder

P.S. Join Calvary Chapel of Marlton on Saturday, May 14 for a mini-conference with guest speaker, Shawn Hyland representing Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey.

Learn more about:

  • What is a Biblical Family?
  • How is Culture influencing the Family?
  • How is Government influencing the Family?

Register for this free event HERE.

 

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One of the most common questions people ask us is, “How did my legislator vote?”

I am pleased to share this Report Card for the 2020-2021 New Jersey State Legislature. Here is a snapshot of how your legislators in the Assembly and the Senate voted on key social and moral legislation related to life, education, and parental rights.

Guided by our mission of building a state where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished. This report card shows the votes of your lawmakers on two of the most horrendous bills heard and voted upon in the 2020-2021 Legislative Session. A bill is passed by a simple majority in the Senate (21 votes needed out of 40 senators) and the Assembly (41 votes needed out of 80 assembly members.)

This report card is not an endorsement of any candidate or political party. It does not measure any lawmakers’ integrity, commitment to their faith, work ethic, or rapport with Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey. It does, however, accurately report how your legislators voted on bills that harm or protect your family values.

The Bills scored include:

In addition, we highlighted the bill sponsors of the positive pro-family legislation, so you know who is speaking up for you and championing the rights of parents and the sanctity of life. Each legislator will receive the scorecard for their own purposes. Please pray for the 220th legislative session that started back on Jan 11, 2022.

DOWNLOAD 219th legislative scorecard

Fighting for your family.

Len Deo
Founder

Over the past two weeks, I have been recapping the steps that activists who are committed to the sexual revolution have intentionally taken to not only redefine marriage but even redefine humanity. If you missed any part of this series, please read my previous emails:

Part 1: How did we get here

Part 2: Another step in the wrong direction

Today, I want us to take notice of the hostility and outright dehumanization experienced by people who formerly lived and identified with alternative sexual identities. The Ex-Gay movement has been vilified and marginalized by the radical left. Why is that? Because their stories counteract the talking points trumpeted by LGBT activists that people are born with certain sexual proclivities that are immutable and unchanging. Therefore, in their mind, sexual desires are not rooted in thoughts that lead to actions but are hardwired identities. How often have we heard the phrase “I was born this way” to enshrine the sexual revolution’s demands into laws.

Except, when it comes to the “T” in the movement – transgender. These same activists take a swift pivot and reverse course on everything they just stated. They believe “being born” into a certain physical biological body can be a mistake when it conflicts with the feelings of the gender you think you are. Instead of offering the emotional and mental care someone struggling with gender dysphoria deserves, the LGBT movement is insisting children be placed on puberty-blocking hormone agents and cross-sex hormones. That can lead to the final stage of sex reassignment surgery – often in some states without parent’s permission. This is insane!

Did we notice the inconsistency in this thought pattern? They ban conversion therapy, even basic counseling, for subjective sexual desires because they believe people are “born this way” and unable to change, yet they promote corrective surgery to fix the objective physical anatomy people were “born with.” This radical assault on truth and the redefinition of what it means to be human as male, or female, has given rise to the movement to Save Girls’ Sports. Parents and legislators are proactively standing up to this unhealthy and unfair agenda that replaces opportunities once reserved for biological females and gives them now to biological males. This is outrageous!

Thankfully, legislators here in NJ have introduced the Fairness in Women’s Sports bill (Assembly Bill 1630/Senate Bill 598).

And when it comes to the surgery and drugs mentioned above, our response has always been Help Not Harm. Surgery and drugs won’t heal a hurting heart. Giving kids puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and even transgender surgery violates the first duty of medicine: Do no harm. Transition is not an effective form of treatment, as 80-95 percent of children will outgrow gender dysphoria if they are loved by their parents and peers to be the gender that correlates with their natural bodies.

Fighting for your families here in the Garden State!

Len Deo
Founder

 

In the State:

Wow, it’s hard to believe that January is almost over already. Where does the time go? At any rate, a lot has happened here in New Jersey in January regarding legislation. I am sure you have heard that the lame duck session of our legislature passed one of the most egregious abortion bills in our nation on January 10th, one day before the lame duck session ended. So, what should be our response? Our slogan, taken from the book of Daniel, sums it up well; “The people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.” Daniel 11:32 (ESV)

There is a sea change coming; you can feel it. Pro-life men and women are rising up, in spite of what just happened in Trenton. As Winston Churchill rightly stated at one of the darkest times in Britain’s history; “Never, Never, Never give up!” And give up we will NOT do! As a member of the pro-life coalition in New Jersey, we will continue working with other pro-life organizations to see this egregious legislation chipped away at and eventually reversed. Yes, it is a new year and a new day. Opportunities to do good are all around us, and we must take advantage of those opportunities. We await the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) in the Dobbs case (see below).

On January 11th at 12:00 Noon, the Legislature opened the 22oth Legislative Session, which runs for two years. Newly elected members from the November General Election were installed. Currently, the Democrats are the majority party in both Houses. In the Senate, there are 24 Democrats and 16 Republicans; last session it was 26 Democrats and 14 Republicans. There are 46 Democrats and 34 Republicans in the General Assembly; last session there were 52 Democrats and 28 Republicans. This was the first time in over 20 years that the Republicans had any major pickup of seats.

In the Nation:

I am sure you have heard of the case before SCOTUS regarding Mississippi’s ban on abortions at the 15-week mark. Many experts in the field are hopeful for the possible overturning of Roe v Wade. Oral arguments were made in the beginning of December, and we anticipate a decision in June. If Roe is overturned or even just weakened, a lot of the battles for life will end up going back to the states, including New Jersey.

The Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for businesses of 100 employees or more went down in flames by a 6-3 margin at the U.S. Supreme Court. We participated in the case by joining with Family Policy Alliance and many of the other state-based Family Policy Councils. If you would like to view the amicus brief we signed on to, please click here.

Yours for the Family,

Len Deo
Founder

After ringing in a New Year, each January we focus on the life issues, as this is the month when the infamous Roe v. Wade decision was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973, leading to the termination nationally of more than 62 million babies in the womb.

Also, every two years we deal with what is infamously called “The Lame Duck Legislative Session.”  This year’s version began after the General Election on Nov. 2 and ran through Jan. 11. This is a time when some of the most egregious bills that the radical left wants to see passed into law get moved, and this year was no different.

The Reproductive Freedom Act was redrafted and pushed forward, ignoring all policies and procedures for bill hearings, the most important being that a bill should be posted and available for review five days before the scheduled hearing. With the liberals in control, those protocols went out the window. The bills were actually being delivered to the legislators as the committees held the hearing.

This new version (S49/A6260) had all the egregious points of the initial bills and would legalize abortion up to the point of birth. In the Assembly, it passed by a vote of 46-22, with four not voting and eight abstaining. In the Senate, the vote was 23-15, with two not voting. So as most New Jerseyans were dealing with the pandemic and the Omicron variant, the legislature took the opportunity to “get things done.”

Thank you to so many of you all over the state who responded to our call to action and made your voices heard to legislators on this outrageous bill. It’s important that we do so, even when it’s an uphill fight. We have the self-evident truth of life on our side, and we must continue to proclaim it. Someday, we WILL WIN the fight to protect life, and the mystery will be how our politicians of today could have been so hard-hearted and blind to the truth.

To that end, here are two more ways that you can actively stand for life:

In this context, it’s also fitting that we commemorate the life of an American Hero on Monday. Dr. Martin Luther King literally gave his life in the quest to uphold true equality. His quest for people of color to be treated equally was, on Dr. King’s part, a mission worth dying for. Let’s remember his sacrifice and critical contribution to upholding the life and dignity of all.

Yours for the Family,


Len Deo
FOunder

Dear Friend,

Your help is needed immediately to stop the License to Kill Act. Formerly known as the so-called Reproductive Freedom Act, now renamed S49/A6260, this legislation “Codifies constitutional right to freedom of reproductive choice.”

This is the most radical abortion bill ever proposed in this state.

Under this legislation:

We have held protests and rallies throughout the state over this past year! Now, pro-abortion organizations are working behind the scenes and rushing these bills through in the last minutes of this Legislative Session.

We must make our voices heard!!

We need you to immediately contact your two Assembly Representatives and NJ State Senate and urge them to vote against the replacement bill for the Reproductive Freedom Act in the NJ Senate S49/A6260. (Codifies constitutional right to freedom of reproductive choice.)

It only takes a moment to send a message to them in our Action Center.

You may want to contact your state legislator’s office by phone as well. We will also email it to you once you have taken action in our Action Center.

Let’s act like lives depend on it – because they do!

Len Deo
Founder

 

 

The images will not be forgotten. The fall of Afghanistan to Taliban Islamic Extremists is devastating to watch. I am sure this grief is equally shared among all faiths and cultures. Women and children will once again suffer unspeakable oppression. Our Christian brothers and sisters’ lives are at risk.

The collapse of the secular government was inevitable, but the chaos was not. What foreign policy analysts failed to predict was how quickly the Afghan military would give up the fight. They overestimated the will and preparedness of the armed forces and were therefore unprepared without a contingency plan to get Americans and our allies safely out of the country.

Some members of the Afghan military might have thought, “If we are not going to win, then why try?” If you cherish freedom, such a pessimistic surrender is unthinkable.

But do you cherish it?

I am concerned today that many people in New Jersey feel the government is going to do what they want. Families think, “They will eventually, either incrementally or abruptly, take away our religious and parental rights – so why try? Why protest? Why send letters? Why vote?”

It is true that Governor Murphy’s administration is actively working against the rights of parents and people of faith.

  1. In January 2020, they removed the religious exemption that protected churches from paying for abortion inducing drugs in their insurance plans.
  2. In February 2021, they passed a law that prohibited police from informing parents if their child was caught using marijuana. *This has now been changed due to public outcry.
  3. In July 2021, they passed a law that removed the parental consent requirement to distribute health surveys about sex and sexuality to students.

In addition, they have tried to remove the religious exemption from mandatory vaccinations and codify into law forever, a ban on parental notification for a minor seeking an abortion. These bills have not been passed, but the lame duck session this November will most likely see them arise as possible priorities for the current administration.

Are you willing to fight to maintain your religious and parental rights? Or will you become discouraged and walk away? Our struggle is not equivalent to the atrocities experienced by the Afghan people. There is no comparison, but our response when we see our constitutional freedoms at risk might be similar. We give up too easily! I want to encourage you to stay committed. Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, along with our coalition partners across the state, is ready to protect your religious and parental rights.

Praying for you and the people of Afghanistan.

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

Governor Murphy and abortion extremists are working overtime to get the dangerous and unconscionable so-called Reproductive Freedom Act passed before Election Day this November.

They are insisting this bill be heard and voted on despite many within their own party requesting to postpone the vote until the lame-duck session after the general election this fall.

The pro-life coalition of groups across New Jersey is gathering in Trenton the day after the primary election to rally for life!

Click on this coalition flyer to register:

I look forward to seeing you on June 9th.

For life,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

 

 

As you are aware, big decisions are coming up this year in New Jersey. Governor Murphy and all state legislative seats will be up for election. Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey will be endorsing candidates later in the year. However, the primary is quickly approaching on June 8. To help inform you of the best and worst legislators currently in Trenton, the following is a list of bills that we support or oppose and the legislators that have sponsored them.

Bills we support:

A3000/S3002 – OPT OUT VOUCHER FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL SEXUALITY LESSONS

Assembly Members

State Senators

Robert Auth, Haskell (R)

Mike Testa, Cape May Court House (R)

Erik Peterson, Clinton (R)

Steve Oroho, Sparta (R)

Gerard Scharfenberger, Middletown (R)

Michael Doherty, Washington (R)

John Catalano, Brick (R)

Gregory McGuckin, Brick (R)

John DiMaio, Hackettstown, (R)

 

ACR193/SCR129 – RESOLUTION OPPOSING REVISED SEX ED LEARNING STANDARDS

Assembly Members

State Senators

Harold Wirths, Sparta (R)

Steve Oroho, Sparta (R)

Parker Space, Sparta (R)

Mike Testa, Cape May Court House (R)

Ronald Dancer, Cream Ridge (R)

Michael Doherty, Washington (R)

John Catalano, Brick (R)

James Holzapfel, Brick (R)

Gregory McGuckin, Brick (R)

Robert Singer, Lakewood (R)

 

A5545/S3540 – FAIRNESS IN WOMEN’S SPORTS ACT

Assembly Members

State Senators

Gregory McGuckin, Brick (R)

Mike Testa, Cape May Court House (R)

John Catalano, Brick (R)

James Holzapfel, Brick (R)

Gerard Scharfenberger, Middletown (R)

 

A2228/S429 – PAIN CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION

Assembly Members

State Senators

Ronald Dancer, Cream Ridge (R)

Steve Oroho, Sparta (R)

Robert Auth, Haskell (R)

Joseph Pennacchio, Montville (R)

Erik Peterson, Clinton (R)

Michael Doherty, Washington (R)

Parker Space, Sparta (R)

Robert Singer, Lakewood (R)

John DiMaio, Hackettstown, (R)

Anthony Bucco, Denville (R)

Sean Kean, Wall Township (R)

BettyLou DeCroce, Parsippany (R)

Harold Wirths, Sparta (R)

Jay Webber, Parsippany (R)

Christopher DePhillips, Midland Park (R)

Kevin Rooney, Wayne (R)

Bills we oppose:

A4848/S3030 – so-called REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM ACT

Assembly Members

State Senators

Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Englewood (D)

Loretta Weinberg, Teaneck (D)

Mila Jasey, Maplewood (D)

Linda Greenstein, Cranbury (D)

Raj Mukherji, Jersey City (D)

Vin Gopal, Ocean Township (D)

Annette Chaparro, Hoboken (D)

Teresa Ruiz, Newark (D)

Joann Downey, Ocean Township (D)

Troy Singleton, Moorestown (D)

Angela McKnight, Jersey City (D)

Bob Smith, Piscataway (D)

Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Trenton (D)

Annette Quijano, Elizabeth (D)

Yvonne Lopez, Perth Amboy (D)

Herb Conaway, Delran (D)

Andrew Zwicker, Monmouth Junction (D)

Anthony Verrelli, Trenton (D)

Joe Danielsen, Somerset (D)

Britnee Timberlake, East Orange (D)

Daniel Benson, Hamilton Square (D)

William Spearman, Woodbury (D)

Vincent Mazzeo, Northfield (D)

Shanique Speight, Newark (D)

Shavonda Sumter, Paterson (D)

Gordon Johnson, Teaneck (D)

Roy Freiman, Hillsborough (D)

Lisa Swain, Paramus (D)

Benjie Wimberly, Paterson (D)

Clinton Calabrese, Ridgefield (D)

Christopher Tully, Paramus (D)

Cleopatra Tucker, Newark (D)

 

A4454/S2781 – DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION LESSONS REGARDING SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY STARTING IN KINDERGARTEN

Assembly Members

State Senators

Carol Murphy, Cinnaminson (D)

Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Trenton (D)

Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Englewood (D) Anthony Verrelli, Trenton (D)

Angela McKnight, Jersey City (D)

Mila Jasey, Maplewood (D)

Pamela Lampitt, Voorhees (D)

Benjie Wimberly, Paterson (D)

Yvonne Lopez, Perth Amboy (D)

Britnee Timberlake, East Orange (D)

Linda Carter, Plainfield (D)

Lisa Swain, Paramus (D)

Christopher Tully, Paramus (D)

Gordon Johnson, Teaneck (D)

Annette Chaparro, Hoboken (D)

Angelica Jimenez, West New York (D)

Richard Codey, Livingston (D)

Bob Smith, Piscataway (D)

Teresa Ruiz, Newark (D)

Troy Singleton, Moorestown (D)

Vin Gopal, Ocean Township (D)

For more information on the pro-life positions of legislators and candidates, please visit our friends at New Jersey Right to Life.

Protecting your family,Shawn hyland
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Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

 

 

 

 

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As far Left advocates continue their nationwide mission to remove historic protections for women by passing the Equality Act, four pro-family New Jersey legislators are pushing back. These legislators recently introduced the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” (Senate bill 3540 and Assembly bill 5545). This is the same type of legislation that over thirty states have considered, and a few have signed into law!

We want to publicly recognize and applaud Senator Mike Testa (R – Cape May Court House), Senator James Holzapfel (R-Brick), Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (R- Brick) and Assemblyman John Catalano (R- Brick). Please let them know how much you appreciate their leadership on this common-sense fairness issue by clicking here. 

It is simple to understand: when biological males are allowed to compete on girls’ sports teams, they rob girls of championships, state records, and scholarship opportunities. Girls-only sports as a category ceases to exist. Male sports and co-ed sports remain, but actual girls’ sports are erased.

Girls deserve to compete on a level playing field. Boys will always have physical advantages over girls—that’s the reason we have women’s sports in the first place.

Despite the obvious reasons this bill should not be controversial, there are activists within our state that are aggressively fighting against fairness. Their radical cultural-Marxist rhetoric is unleased against those who would protect girls from facing disadvantages and discrimination.

In their view, “this bill is transphobic…perpetuates violence…and systematically dehumanizes…”. They state the legislators have a lack of understanding between sex and gender. They believe the title of the legislation is flawed because “Women” refers to a gender not a “sex”. In other words, they claim males and females can both be women and therefore play “women’s sports”.

Friends, post-modernists are continually redefining words to deconstruct society. They insist all public policy must succumb to their particular sexual ideology, even if it means damaging the hopes and aspirations of young female athletes in the process. We cannot let that happen. We must protect the rights, the private spaces, and the dreams of girls across New Jersey.

Please send a message thanking the legislators who are fighting to do just that!

Protecting your family,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director