• Petitioning New Jersey Senate Republicans

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911 Good Samaritan Act

    1. Patty DiRenzo
    2. Petition by

      Patty DiRenzo

      Blackwood, NJ

A Good Samaritan law encouraging people to seek emergency medical assistance for drug overdoses by providing limited legal protections for those who seek such help. Overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death. The majority of overdose victims do not actually die until one to three hours after they have initially taken a drug, and most of these deaths occur in the presence of others. Although most overdoses occur in the presence of others, fear of arrest and prosecution prevents many people from calling 911. As a result, medical assistance is summoned in only half of all overdose situations. If these barriers were removed, countless lives could be saved.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Shad Thomas MISSION VIEJO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      To combat PDA in our nation

    • Tami Lynch TIPTON, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      My son died from an overdose. I KNOW how important the Good Samaritan law is, and how it WILL help to save lives.

    • Phil DiRenzo AUDUBON, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      In memory of my cuz Sal...

    • fran orth TURNERSVILLE, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      I want to help remove barriers, as a nurse, we need strategies to assist these persons who also need our help most importantly for the ability to call for medical help to save their life which should not be treated as a crime! This has gone on for too long, an allowing this to continue is really the crime...

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    • Caroline Monson WAYNESVILLE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      I know two people, friends of mine that have lost children to drug overdose.


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