Coalition Lobbying Day in Trenton today

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Protecting Kids from Obscene Materials

We just returned from an impactful day in Trenton as parents and parental rights organizations saturated the statehouse with resources and letters that were distributed to legislators. The call to action was clear – legislation that allows graphic sexual acts to be shown to children, removes local control from school boards to protect children, and intentionally keeps parents in the dark about their child’s mental health should be rejected by this legislature. It sounds like common sense!  

Yet sadly, there are many elected officials who are actively working against our goal of protecting children from obscene materials. But today, they were put on notice! 

Organizations came together for our first coalition Lobbying Day to advocate for parental involvement and local school board control over the books and materials children will have access to. Experienced team leaders led groups of parents into different committee rooms to approach legislators with a letter of opposition signed by current school board members from across the state. These individuals who serve on boards of education were objecting to three pieces of legislation:  

❌ Senate Bill 2421/Assembly Bill 3446, which eliminates local BOE control to determine what library materials are offered in public school libraries and removes all accountability of library media specialists and librarians for what is being offered as library materials; (The so-called “Freedom to Read Act” = Freedom to Distribute Obscene Materials to Minors Act) 

❌ Assembly Bill 4120, which prohibits restricting access to books or other resources in public libraries and schools; authorizes withholding of State aid for noncompliance; and (Yes, they want to take away state funding from schools if they remove images of masturbation and oral sex from their bookshelves!) 

❌ Senate Bill 1188/Assembly Bill 2874, which permits minors 14 years of age and older to consent to behavioral health care services without parental notification. (You will not be told if your child is depressed, anxious, or struggling with their gender identity.

Assemblyman Paul Kanitra (R-Point Pleasant Beach) is a parental rights champion in the New Jersey State Assembly.

Assemblyman Mike Inganamort (R-Chester) is an outspoken advocate on behalf of parents in the New Jersey State Assembly.

New Jersey Family Policy Center is thankful for all the coalition partners that helped make this Lobbying Day a great success. 

Center for Garden State Families 

Moms for Liberty 

New Jersey Project  

New Jersey Stands Up 

Speak Up Ministries 

Education Matters NJ 

Working Together for New Jersey 

This is why the New Jersey Family Policy Center needs your financial support! We are on the frontlines at the statehouse fighting to protect children and the rights of parents. Our ability to work with coalition partners and school board members makes us very effective in persuading legislators. We could not dedicate the staff and resources in carrying out our mission without the generous support of our ministry partners.  

Would you prayerfully consider becoming a monthly sustainer? Your automatic monthly donation can easily be set up using our online donation form. Click here to become a ministry partner that helps sustain this effort each month.  

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