New Jersey Assembly Will Vote on Bill to Legalize Assisted Suicide

State   |   Marie Tasy   |   Jun 25, 2014   |   3:02PM   |   Trenton, NJ

Despite the fact that hundreds of calls were made yesterday to the Speaker asking him not to post the bill, it has been added to the Board List for tomorrow’ Assembly vote.

Please call your 2 Assembly members to Vote No on A2270, the NJ Assisted Suicide Bill!   Please also plan to come down to the State House tomorrow to let our legislators know when are watching.  We will meet in the State House Cafeteria at 10:30 a.m.

newjerseyflagbUse 125 West State Street, Trenton  for  Google maps directions or to plug in to your navigation system to get to the State House in Trenton.
If you come to the State House in Trenton, you will need to bring I.D. and go through security.  You will be directed to another security guard who will ask what the nature of your visit is. Please tell them you are there to attend the Assembly voting session and then proceed to the Cafeteria where we will meet.
Please call your two Assembly members and tell them to  Vote No even if you called them yesterday! Please do this NOW.  You can get talking points from this page.
You can do this by going to the “Take Action” section on this page and following the instructions.  To have the most impact, please do this between regular business hours.
Please share this  information with like minded friends and family and post on Facebook and twitter.  Use hashtag:  #noassistedsuicidenj
Last Monday, June 16, and again, yesterday, the Assembly sponsor added new amendments to A2270 in a procedural move during an Assembly Voting session, which was several days after the Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee voted the bill out of committee.
We believe these amendments were added to try to relieve the concerns expressed by many legislators regarding language in bill A2270 so that the proponents can try to get the bill passed in the Assembly by the end of June. We must act now to let our two Assembly members know that it must be opposed.
Please Note:  Go to the Section on this Alert that says “Take Action. Once you do that,  a page will appear which will ask for your zip code.  After providing your zip code, a screen will come up with talking points. You will see Speaker Prieto’s phone # on the top of the page.
If you are unable to leave a message for Speaker Prieto at this number, please call the Trenton Democratic Assembly Majority office at 609 847-3500 and ask to leave a message for the Speaker there.
After calling Assembly Speaker Prieto, scroll down the page to provide your name and feedback information on the call, then click the “submit” tab.  This will bring you to the name and phone # of your 1st Assembly Member which will then appear on the talking points page. You will  need to do this once more to get the name and phone # of the 2nd Assembly Member.  Thank you for acting on this important matter!