The NJ Senate could vote on the assisted suicide bill already passed by that state’s Assembly as early as January 13, 2015. We urge people__especially people from NJ, but anyone from any state who believes the spread of assisted suicide is dangerous public policy and a risk to everyone, everywhere__to contact each Senator, politely asking that he or she vote against S.382. … [Read more...] about Calls and Emails Still Needed to NJ Senators, with a Link to an Excellent Source for Preparing for Them
If he had had enough votes to pass it, Senate President Stephen Sweeney would surely have called it to the floor yesterday, December 18. According to disability rights activist John Kelly, "The next scheduled voting session of the Senate is January 13, and if Sweeney has the votes by then, it will surely be posted. Additional voting sessions will be held on February 2nd and … [Read more...] about Update: The Assisted Suicide Bill Was Not Called Up Yesterday. Don’t Stop Calling
Thanks to www.noassistedsuicidenj.org for this alphabetical list of the New Jersey Senators, with each one's phone number and email address. http://noassistedsuicidenj.org/images/NJ%20Legislators.pdf Yesterday we stopped calling when we heard that the assisted suicide bill is not posted for debate and a vote on Thursday, December 18. Since that time, however, we have heard … [Read more...] about Action Alert! Contact Every New Jersey Senator Today. Ask Him or Her to Vote against the Assisted Suicide Bill.
Members of the Board of True Dignity were in the process of calling each NJ senator's district office to urge him or her to vote against assisted suicide when we heard this wonderful news from the office of Senator Thomas Kean Jr. Having squeaked through committee with no recommendation, the assisted suicide legislation we thought would come up for a vote on Thursday has … [Read more...] about Good News from New Jersey: Another State Has Had the Good Sense to Reject Assisted Suicide, At Least for the Time Being
Below are links to the testimonies sent to the NJ Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee by disability rights leaders, after Senator John Vitale, chairman of the committee prevented them from giving personal testimony. The passage of assisted suicide in NJ would be a blow for efforts to repeal the Vermont law. It would be a great victory for the … [Read more...] about All These Disability Rights Leaders Have Sent in Testimony to the NJ Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. Please Send Yours In Too.