Update: The Speaker of the Assembly has scheduled a Voting Session for Monday, July 31st. Please take the action suggested below immediately!
Override of A3492, 2017 supplemental funding bill failed
The attempt to Override of Governor Christie’s veto of A3492, a 2017 budget supplemental appropriation bill that would have provided $7.453M in taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood failed on June 29th in the Assembly. As a result, the NJ Senate did not vote on the Override of A3492. Thank you to all who took action on our Alert! To see how your two Assembly members voted, click the hyperlink here: A3492 Ac1.pdf Override
Action Still Needed Today!
The Speaker of the Assembly has scheduled a Voting Session on Monday, July 31st.
It is very likely these bills will be on the board list. Please take Action Immediately!
Please email and call your legislators even if you have done so previously with the message below.
S3302/A4718 – Provides a supplemental appropriation of $7.453M to Planned Parenthood for “family planning services” for the 2018 Budget year.
S3248/A32 – Provides funding to Planned Parenthood for “family planning services’ through Medicaid for individuals with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level.
Please email and call your two State Assembly members. Please do both: call and email them. Please make sure you contact your Two Assembly members who represent you at the state level of government in Trenton. Please do this NOW even if you have contacted them previously on this subject.
Message for Two Assembly Members: Please Vote No on S3302/A4718 and S3248/A32. I don’t want my tax dollars used to fund Planned Parenthood. In 2011, one of their “family planning” affiliates in Perth Amboy, NJ was caught aiding and abetting sex traffickers of minors. An audit conducted by the Federal Govt in 2007 found that NJ Planned Parenthood family planning clinics were billing medicaid for services that did not qualify as family planning and the state (taxpayers) had to repay over $2M to the federal govt. for their fraudulent activity. Moreover, in 2011, the NJ Dept of Health inspected Planned Parenthood of Mercer County and Planned Parenthood in Shrewsbury and found multiple health and safety violations, including the reusing of vaginal ultrasounds. These are also “family planning” centers. This is not an organization that cares about women and we should not be funding them with our tax dollars. The Federally Qualified Health Centers are meeting the health care needs of NJ women. I am watching how you vote and will remember how you vote on this matter when I go to the polls on November, 7, 2017. I am watching how you vote and will remember how you vote on this matter when I go to the polls on November, 7, 2017.
Here is a link to find your two State Assembly members:
You can also call the Office of Legislative services: 1-800-792-8630 during regular business hours to obtain the names and contact info for your three legislators.
Also Contact these Legislators
I have also listed below the female Republican legislators who Planned Parenthood are targeting. Flood their offices with emails and phone calls asap and let them know we expect them to be consistent and continue to vote No on these bills as they all have done in the past and that we are watching!
AswRodriguezGregg@njleg.org 609 654 1498
AswMunoz@njleg.org 908 918 0414
AswSchepisi@njleg.org 201 666 0881
AswChrisABrown@njleg.org 609 677 8853
AswHandlin@njleg.org, 732 383 7820
View How your Senator Voted on PP funding bills
View how your Senator voted on S3302, provides $7.453M for family planning services for 2018 budget year. HERE
View how your Senator voted on S3248,provides taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood for “family planning services’ through Medicaid for individuals with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty level. HERE