Dear Friends of Marriage,
On Monday, at 1pm, the New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing and vote on same-sex marriage. If passed out of committee, the bill could be voted on by the full Senate as early as Thursday.
Please make time to call the Senate Judiciary Committee members today. And if there's any way you can make time to attend the hearing on Monday, your presence will be GREATLY appreciated!
Our opponents are organizing "the most massive crowd ever." They know this is a do or die moment for same-sex marriage in New Jersey -- at least for the next 4 years. Once Governor Christie takes office in January, he's promised to veto any same-sex marriage bill that reaches his desk.
All of us are busy this time of year, but we have to protect marriage for the next 4 weeks. The first step is to contact the Senate Judiciary Committee right now.
Here's what I need you to do!
1) Call the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Urge them to vote NO on the same-sex marriage bill. A lame duck session is no time to push through a same-sex marriage bill that has been too controversial for the legislature to touch for the past four years.
Sen. Paul Sarlo (Chair): (201) 804-8118
Sen. John Girgenti (Vice-Chair): (973) 427-1229
Sen. Bill Baroni: (609) 631-9988
Sen. Christopher Bateman: (908) 526-3600
Sen. Jennifer Beck: (732) 933-1591
Sen. Gerard Cardinale: (201) 567-2324
Sen. Nia Gill: (973) 509-0388
Sen. Joseph Kyrillos: (732) 671-3206
Sen. Raymond Lesnick: (908) 624-0880
Sen. Nicholas Scutari: (908) 587-0404
Sen. Bob Smith: (732) 752-0770
Sen. Brian Stack: (201) 861-5091
Sen. Loretta Weinberg: (201) 928-0100
2) Attend the hearing on Monday! We need as many people as possible to show up at the State House on Monday for the hearing. Same-sex marriage advocates will be out in force, and it is essential that we make a strong showing. The hearing starts at 1pm and may last most of the day, but please come for whatever time you can.
The hearing is being held in the State House Annex, Committee Room 4 on the 1st floor. Click here for directions and parking info, and please plan to arrive by noon, as the committee room will fill up quickly.
3) Send an email to your own state senators and assemblymembers. Even while the attention is focused on Monday's committee vote, we need to keep up the pressure on every state official, especially members of the New Jersey Senate, who could be asked to vote on the bill yet next week. Click here to email your state senators and assemblymembers.
Our opponents are pouring resources into New Jersey. Please take action right now to help protect marriage over these next four weeks!
Brian S. Brown
National Organization for Marriage
20 Nassau Street, Suite 242
Princeton, NJ 08542