Anti To’eiva Group Urges Community To Contact Assemblymen

torah j4d grp trenton with r simcha bunim(As released by group) The following information is being distributed as per the guidance received from the Asifa of the Gedolei HaRabonim of Lakewood on Motzei Shabbos Kodesh Parshas VaYeishev. As lobbying against the Marriage Redefinition bill has seen to be very effective in delaying the Senate vote, further lobbying is strongly recommended. The Assembly leaders will be deciding whether to bring it up in the Judiciary Committee for January 4th and if it passes the committee whether to send it to the full Assembly for a vote.( Please call/fax the following Leaders of the Assembly, and request not to bring it up in Committee or Assembly:





Speaker of the Assembly Joseph J. Roberts D- Brooklawn 856-742-7600  856-742-1831
Assembly Majority Leader Bonnie Watson Coleman D- Trenton 609-292-0500 609-633-2179


( Please call/fax the following members of the Judiciary Committee and request to vote against it (if it comes to the committee), thereby killing the bill before it is sent to the full Assembly:

Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande R- Freehold 732-866-1695  732-866-4262
Assemblyman Peter Barnes D- Edison 732-548-1406 732-548-1623


( Please call/fax the following Assemblymen who are opposing the bill but could use support:

Assemblyman Thomas Giblin D- Clifton 973-779-3125 973-779-3156
Assemblyman Albert Coutinho D- Newark 973-589-0713 973-589-0716
Assemblyman Gary Schaer D- Passaic 973-249-3665 973-249-6281


( Please call/fax the following who have not taken a public stand on the issue and must be contacted:

Assemblyman Herb Conaway MD D- Burlington 856-461-3997 856-461-3823
Assemblyman Wayne DeAngelo D- Hamilton 609-631-7501 609-631-7531
Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula D- Somerset 732-247-3999 732-247-4383
Assemblyman Joseph Egan D- N Brunswick 732-249-4550 732-249-6426
Assemblyman Joseph Vas D- P. Amboy 732-324-5955 732-324-1879
Assemblyman John Wisniewski D- Parlin 732-316-1885 732-316-1890
Assemblywoman Annette Quijano D- Union 908-624-0880 908-624-0587
Assemblyman Ralph Caputo D- Bellville 973-450-0484 973-450-0487
Assemblywoman Cleopatra G. Tucker D- Newark 973-926-4320 973-926-5736
Assemblyman Vincent Prieto D- Secaucus 201-770-1303 201-770-1326
Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver D- East Orange 973-395-1166 973-395-1724
Assemblywoman Elease Evans D- Paterson 973-247-1521 973-247-2457
Assemblywoman Joan Voss D- Fort Lee 201-346-6400 201-346-5385
Assemblyman John Burzichelli D- W. Deptford 856-251-9801 856-251-9752
Assemblywoman Celeste Riley D- Bridgeton 856-455-1011 856-455-2853
Assemblywoman Sandra Love D- La. Springs 856-401-3073 856-401-3076
Assemblyman Paul Moriarty D- Turnersville 856-232-6700 856-232-6844
Assemblywoman Nilsa Cruz-Perez D- Camden 856-541-1251 856-541-3415
Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein D- Monroe   609-395-9911  609-395-9032
Assemblyman Joseph Cryan    D-Union   908-624-0880  908-624-0587

Please talk very respectfully as you are trying to convince these Assemblymen/women to vote against the bill.

Please say that you are firmly opposed to the bill regardless of any amendments, exclusions or oral promises. You may also say that the bill would erode the moral culture needed for our religion to exist and would override our religious rights.

If the Assembly will bring this bill to a vote on January 4th, we are planning an Asifa in Lakewood and/or holding a Tehillim rally in front of the Statehouse in Trenton.  To help in arranging this or for more general details, please call 732-552-4979 or 732-370-7161.

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  1. 1) Can we please have a list of which Gedolei HaRabonim attended “the Asifa of the Gedolei HaRabonim of Lakewood”

    2) Tehillim can be just as effective, probably more effective when said from a HaMedrash or at least a Bais HaKnesses and not from a public street in Trenton where I imagine you will look like fools. Or did the Gedolei HaRabonim” sanction that action during said asifa.

    3) “V’salmud Toirah K’negged Kulam”

  2. #5: The Torah also refers to improper weights & measures (fraud in business) as “toeiva”. Alas, we don’t see people taking to the streets with the same zeal…

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