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Mailing of Sample Ballots for Primary Election

May 28

Deadline to apply for a Mail-In Ballot by Mail for Primary Election

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Early Voting Period

May 31

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Deadline for In-Person Mail-In Ballot Applications for Primary Election


June 4

Primary Election Day

New Jersey Family Policy Center Candidate Survey

Each incumbent and candidate in both political parties were sent the following candidate survey to accurately give their position on crucial federal legislation that impacts Parental Rights, Protections for Preborn Children, and Human Trafficking. Those who scored 100% on the survey are highlighted below. 

The Family Rights and Responsibilities Act (S.3571)

 The FRRA is a federal parental rights bill that codifies parental rights as fundamental, “top-tier” constitutional rights entitled to a “strict scrutiny” legal standard of review.

  1. School officials should be required to share with parents critical information regarding their child’s education, and physical, mental, and emotional health – including their gender identity at school.
  2. Parents should be free to choose a school, be it public, private, religious, or homeschool, that aligns with their family values.
  3. The U.S. Department of Education should not redefine the term “sex” under Title IX to include the concept of “gender identity.

The Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act (S. 613/ H.R.734)

Federal funds should be withheld from athletic programs that allow biological males to compete in athletic programs that are designated for women or girls.

Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act (H.R. 26)

Physicians should be penalized if they intentionally refuse to provide care for an infant born alive after a failed abortion attempt.

Let Pregnancy Centers Serve Act of 2024 (H.R. 7427)

States should be allowed to use federal funds from TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) program to fund life-affirming pregnancy resource centers that offer women alternatives to abortion.

Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act (H.R. 5856)

Reauthorizes funding from FY2024-2028 to continue enacted appropriation of funds to anti-human trafficking programs.

U.S House of Representative Incumbents

Congressional Primary Candidates

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U.S. Senate

New Jersey Legislative Bill Sponsors

221st Legislative Session

The following legislative incumbents have been shown their commitment to stand for parental rights and the life of the unborn. Beyond just “campaign talk”, these legislative champions have sponsored bills that the New Jersey Family Policy Center supports. 

Legislators must have sponsored at least two of the Parental Rights in Education bills to receive our recommendation for that issue. 

Legislators must have sponsored at least one of the Protection for Unborn Children bills to receive our recommendation for that issue. 

Parental Rights in Education

Protections for Unborn Children


 Requires public schools to post curriculum plans online; requires school districts to make textbooks or other materials used in implementing curriculum plans available for inspection by parents and legal guardians. 


Requires each public school to post on website comprehensive list of all resources available in school library


 Establishes “Parents Bill of Rights Act”; prohibits school district from interfering with fundamental right of parent or guardian to engage in and direct student’s education; permits opt-out of school district curriculum. 


 Provides that public school parent who objects to learning material or activity that parent considers harmful may receive voucher from school district to enroll student in nonpublic school. 


 Directs State Board of Education to rescind New Jersey Student Learning Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education and directs boards of education to establish Parental Advisory Committees and adopt standards for health instruction. 


 Requires age verification and parent or guardian consent for minor’s use of social media platform; prohibits certain messaging between adults and minors on social media platform. 


Fairness in women’s sports.


“Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”; bans abortion 20 weeks or more after fertilization. 


Requires any State website providing information on abortion to also provide information on adoption services.

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