Robert Kennedy Jr live from Trenton today as concerned citizens speak out about state bill S2173.
From Kathleen Hayes McCarthy on AofA last month: For over 50 years, the religious exemption in New Jersey has required a parent or guardian to write a letter explaining how vaccinating their child(ren) went against their religious beliefs and interfered with their relationship with God. This letter was then required to be privately submitted to primary and secondary schools. This system worked, proving that public health measures and religious liberty can co-exist in NJ.
This new bill S2173/A3818 completely removes the religious exemption from New Jersey law. No longer can the faithful believe in God’s power to protect them. No longer can the faithful rely on their God-given immune system to fight the everyday battles it was designed to do. No longer will a person of faith be able to choose whether to partake in substances being injected into his/her body. There is no more choice and no more consent for the faithful in New Jersey who want to attend public or private school.
And what better day to occupy the New Jersey State Capital in Trenton than Epiphany? From Children's Health Defense about this 8 day event:
NJ activists needs your help. Join them for Occupy Trenton, Jan. 6th – Jan. 14th.
NJ legislators have until January 13th, the end of the legislative session, to bring legislation to a vote that will remove religious exemptions in NJ. If another state falls, even more states will be targeted for the Spring. We must all take a stand for medical rights!
In December, NJ Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney vowed to bring S2173 up again for a vote. Therefore, it is more important than ever to show up and let NJ legislators know what you think! Be sure to support Senators Lagana, Rice, Ruiz, Gopal and Testa for standing resolutely against the draconian legislation in December and encourage them to stand their ground now.
Senator Joseph Lagana (D), 201-576-9199, firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Ronald Rice (D), (973)-371-5665, email@example.com
Senator M. Teresa Ruiz (D), (973) 484-1000, SenRuiz@njleg.org
Senator Vin Gopal (D), 732-695-3371,firstname.lastname@example.org
Senator Mike Testa (R), @senatortesta
If you are in a nearby state, please drive to NJ! Steadfast activists across the US should consider flying into Trenton.
RFK, Jr. will help to kickoff on January 6th:
Occupy Trenton will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 6th with a “Jericho March” around the State House – 6 times around silently. On the 7th round, the crowd will chant to bring the walls down. The State House address is 125 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608.
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will speak at noon in front of the State House during (or right after) the Jericho Walk. This will coincide with the Quorum Call.
More Key Dates: Jan. 9th and Jan. 13th
Please be on standby. Come and occupy! More details to come. Rallies are planned on the 9th and 13th but everything will depend on votes (or not) earlier in the week.