Your voice is being heard
Election season is just about here. Be ready for a full-scale money infused misinformation effort by anti-Life, anti-parent, and anti-child legislators as they use their war chest to purchase media and mailers that show a more nuanced and neutral public position on parental rights – one that directly contradicts their voting record and allegiance to party donors in hopes of higher aspiration in politics. I am not buying it, and neither should you!
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The hard reality hurts but it must be said. They try to cast parents and families who care about their children as radicals or right-wing fanatics. Many Democratic State legislators and Governor Murphy have used their office to go after parents and school boards who simply want to see moms and dads involved in their child’s mental health and social and emotional well-being. We have been vigorously fighting their attempt to keep parents in the dark. As you know, we filed motions to intervene in Hanover, Middletown, Marlboro, and Manalapan.
Yesterday, I was present at the Morris County Courthouse in Morristown to support the Hanover Board of Education as they defend their parental notification policy against the office of Attorney General Matt Platkin. NJTV News was there to cover the court proceedings.
Later, Wednesday, Director of Advocacy, Shawn Hyland was testifying at the New Jersey State Board of Education, alongside many parents who expressed their objections to the BOE adopting changes to their “Equity and Equality in Education” policy last month.
As you know, in partnership with the Pacific Justice Institute, the NJFPC has submitted a 27-page Rule Making Petition challenging these amendments. Both Congressman Jeff Van Drew and Congressman Chris Smith sent Shawn comments to read on their behalf to the State Board of Education in addition to his own
“Students should not be forced to leave their religious beliefs at the schoolhouse door to receive a public education from the State of New Jersey. Students should not be forced to affirm, agree with, and adopt the religious views of the State. Clearly, these amendments that were adopted to the Equity and Equality in Education policy discriminates against hundreds of thousands of New Jersey students who are deeply committed to their faith and creates a hostile learning environment for them.”
Shawn Hyland, New Jersey State Board of Education, Trenton, NJ