- Governor of New Jersey
- Governor of New Jersey
Protect New Jersey kids from dangerous anti-gay conversion therapy
My name is Jacob Rudolph, and the video above is me coming out to my school as openly LGBT. I chose to come out in such a public way because LGBT youth need to know they are not alone. Now, I am asking for your help to encourage New Jersey’s governor, Chris Christie, to support a bill that would protect kids who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender from a dangerous practice. Currently, the New Jersey state legislature is considering a bill that would protect minors from the harmful, discredited practice of gay conversion therapy, which subjects teens to psychologically damaging “treatment” by so-called psychology counselors who falsely claim they can “fix” the sexual orientation of children who identify as being LGBT. Unfortunately, Governor Chris Christie has not yet said he will support this crucial legislation. Gov. Christie must be made to understand how critical such legislation is to protecting the thousands of teens like me from the dangers of gay conversion therapy. Major psychological, psychiatric, and counseling associations have found this ineffective and scientifically unsound practice to be harmful for young people. In fact, the American Psychiatric Association has concluded that a great risk of depression, anxiety and self-destructive behavior result from anti-gay conversion therapy. According to the CDC and the Trevor Project, lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) youth are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight peers. And, that number doubles to 8 times more likely if LGB youth come from families that reject the child's sexual orientation. Together, we can raise Gov. Christie’s awareness of these issues and obtain his support for the legislation that would ban gay conversion therapy. Together we can urge the governor to protect LGBT teens by endorsing the bill. By enacting the proposed statute, New Jersey has an opportunity not just to protect kids from the emotional damage of dangerous anti-gay conversion therapy, but to save lives as well. I'm incredibly lucky to have parents who love me just the way I am, which is why it hurts me to know that, every single day, kids across the state are forced to lie or feel shame about who they really are, for fear of being rejected by their families and friends or forced to be subjected to harmful “therapy” intended to fix what is not broken. Please sign my petition today urging Governor Chris Christie to protect New Jersey’s LGBT kids and to support state senate bill S2278. Thank you,Jacob RudolphSenior, Parsippany High School
Grant me a pardon, a mistake shouldn't ruin my future.
NRA NEWS INTERVIEW HERE I was an armored guard, with plans to be a police officer until I got a felony conviction for having my legally owned service weapon in my glove box. Now my dreams of being a cop and providing for my family have been dashed. The only way I can get my life back on track is if Governor Christie grants me a pardon. Please help me tell the governor that an honest mistake shouldn’t ruin my entire future. My name is Steffon Josey-Davis. I am a 24-year-old from New Jersey. As an armored car driver, I am legally permitted to own a weapon. On September 20th, 2013, I was getting ready for work in the morning, I was in the garage trying to disarm my firearm when my 6-year-old sister walked in and surprised me. I have always tried to keep my firearm away from my younger siblings as to not spark their curiosity, so I quickly shoved it into my glove compartment before picking her up and taking her back inside the house. Later that day, having been distracted by a chain of events, I got in my car, with my gun still in my glove compartment. I was pulled over shortly after for a routine traffic stop. Immediately I realized my mistake; in NJ a loaded weapon must be carried in a locked trunk. I alerted the officers that I had a weapon in the car. They confiscated and told me I would be able to pick it up later that week, and I thought that was the end of it. When I arrived at the police department, I was informed that I had been charged with weapons possession, a second-degree felony. Instantly my life changed. I was facing a ten year prison sentence for trying to keep a firearm away from a child. I was horrified by the thought of spending ten years in prison, away from my family, my girlfriend and the dreams that I hoped to one day achieve, so on my lawyer’s recommendation I took a plea of one year probation. But I am still a convicted felon. Now I can't vote, am disqualified from most jobs, and my future has been derailed. I am a law abiding citizen, with hopes of one day becoming a law enforcement officer myself. Yet, because of my felony conviction I may never be able to become the person I had wanted to be. I am asking you, from the bottom of my heart, to please support me and ask Governor Christie to grant me a pardon so that I can continue to follow my dreams. Full Story Here Please Donate to help Steffon Overturn his wrongful conviction by HIRING Evan Nappen NJ FireArm Attorney. Anything helps! Click HERE To Donate To learn more about my story please click here and here.
Mr. President SIGN THE DECLARATION declaring the opioid crisis is a NATIONAL EMERGENCY
Mr. President, recently you announced that the opioid crisis is a national emergency. You also stated that "we're going to spend a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of money on the opioid crisis", none of which can begin until you sign the declaration. Time is of the essence here!! 142 people are dying every day!! Since you announced this national emergency two weeks ago 1,988 people have died here in America. I don't have to tell you more people have died in this epidemic than in the Vietnam war. Or more people are dying now more than from guns or car accidents. Or every 3 weeks people are dying equivalent to 9/11. I don't have to tell you this. You already know. What I can tell you is I am one of those parents who've lost a child in this epidemic and sadly have many friends who have lost a child as well. We can no longer fight for our child, but we can fight for others so that they may get the opportunity to recovery in which our child did not have. So I beg you Mr. President, choose!! Sign this national emergency declaration under either the Public Health Service Act or the Stafford Act. Or both!! But please choose and sign that declaration. We need you Mr. President to save our children, now.
Call on President-Elect Trump to Condemn Hate Crimes Done in His Name
On November 9th, 2016 Shaun King began documenting the hate crimes and hate speech that are direct results of the 2016 election decision. These assaults are dangerous, divisive, violent, illegal and un-American. You can read about them here (trigger warning to survivors): https://twitter.com/ShaunKing As our new President-elect, we are calling on Donald J Trump to personally and publicly condemn all physical and verbal assaults committed in his name or as a reaction to his victory.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: Tell Sister State, Jeollabuk-do, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to Torture and Consumption of Dogs!
Washington Governor Jay Inslee and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie: Tell Sister State, Jeollabuk-do Province, South Korea, That We’re Opposed to the Torture and Consumption of Dogs and Cats. Jeollabuk-do Province of South Korea became a sister state with Washington in 1996 and New Jersey in 2000. This, despite the fact that Jeollabuk-do, South Korea is responsible for a horrendous dog and cat meat trade. In South Korea, home to global companies such as Hyundai, Kia, Samsung, LG, Daewoo, SK, and POSCO, an estimated 2.5 million dogs are tortured and slaughtered every year because of the greed of dog eaters and the dog meat industry, and the profound indifference of the majority of South Koreans who does nothing to stop this. One of the provinces that supports the illegal mass breeding and brutal slaughter of dogs for human consumption is Jeollabuk-do. Have you ever wondered what Hell is like? Click HERE(https://youtu.be/19dcBonIdIA) to watch undercover videos from a dog slaughterhouse in Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do. There are no words to describe the daily horror of this “Hell On Earth.” And there are so many dog slaughterhouses, farms and meat markets like these all around Jeollabuk-do. Countless dog farms and slaughterhouses are scattered throughout Jeollabuk-do and they truly are hell on earth for the defenseless dogs suffering there. Man’s best friend exists for their entire lives in squalid, feces encrusted raised wire cages in utter misery only to be slaughtered in the most horrific of ways – by electrocution, a hammer blow to the neck, being hung or beaten, bleeding to death from a slashed throat, being burned to death from a blowtorch, or thrown into a vat of boiling water while still alive. Jeonju, Gunsan, Iksan, Jeongeop, Namwon, Gimjae, Wanju, Jinan, Muju, Jangsu, Imsil, Soonchang, Gochang, Buan; and on goes the list of cities in Jeollabuk-do where these terrible atrocities are perpetrated. There are laws in South Korea against selling dogs and cats for consumption yet these laws are blatantly ignored. Please watch this undercover video by animal rights activists in South Korea: http://youtu.be/3uR8R8Mu70Q Please inform Jeollabuk-do Province Governor Ha-Jin Song that citizens of Washington and New Jersey and their friends insist that they issue an official document mandating that the following existing laws be enforced: Livestock Product Sanitary Control Act, Article 2, Item 1 which governs the raising, slaughter and disposal of livestock and the processing, distribution and inspection of livestock products, does not categorize dogs as livestock that can be processed as food. Therefore this makes the dog meat industry technically illegal. Food Sanitation Act, Article 7, Clause 1, Korean Food Standards Codex specified by the Food and Drug Administration, does not include dogs in the list of raw materials that can be processed and cooked as food, therefore making raising and slaughtering dogs for consumption illegal. Animal Protection Act: ARTICLE 3. BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR PROTECTION OF ANIMALS Each person shall endeavor to observe the following principles in raising, caring for, or protecting an animal: 1. Each person shall ensure that an animal maintains its natural behavior and original physical shape to live an ordinary life; 2. Each person shall ensure that an animal does not suffer from thirst, hunger, or malnutrition; Each person shall ensure that an animal is free to express normal behavior without experiencing discomfort; 4. Each person shall ensure that an animal is free from pain, injury, and disease; 5. Each person shall ensure that an animal is free from fear and distress. ARTICLE 8. PROHIBITION OF ANIMAL ABUSE ① No one shall commit the following acts toward animals: 1. Act of killing by brutal methods, such as hanging 2. Act of Killing in public or in another animal’s presence ③ No one shall commit the following acts toward abandoned or abused animals: 1. Act of capture and sell or kill. 2. Act of trade or purchase knowing that the animals are abandoned or abused. ARTICLE 9. ANIMAL TRANSPORTATION ① Anyone transporting an animal that has been selected by decree from the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries must make an effort to abide by the following: 1. Ensure that the animals are properly fed, watered and drive carefully so that animals are not shocked or harmed from sudden departures or stops. 2. The vehicle used for transportation must be built to prevent any harm during transportation and to minimize any pain due to poor ventilation or sudden changes in temperature, etc. 4. Avoid any possible injuries while moving an animal and minimize any pain or discomfort, such as sudden changes in body temperature or difficulty in breathing. ARTICLE 46. PUNISHMENT ① Anyone who violates Article 8, Clause 1 through 3 shall be punished with up to one year in prison or a maximum fine of 10 million Korean won ($7,000 USD). Ministry of Environment's Conservation of Water Quality and Ecosystem Act, Article 15 Clause 1 Item 2 and Article 78 Item 3, the act of discharging excrement, livestock waste water, animal carcass, waste materials or sludge into public water is punishable by up to one year in prison or a maximum fine of 10 million Korean won ($7,000 USD). Livestock Safety Management Act, slaughterhouses are only authorized to slaughter animals they are registered to handle. No slaughterhouse is registered to slaughter dogs because dogs are not subject to slaughter under this law. We believe these demands are in line with the goal of sister states to establish friendly communications in the areas of tourism, commerce, cultural exchange and public health. International and Korean media coverage of the brutal dog and cat meat trade in South Korea has stained Jeollabuk-do Province, South Korea’s image and severely tarnished your state’s sister state relationship. The time to end this tragedy is now. The favor of your reply is requested. Thank you for taking swift action! PS: Click here to find more ways to contact Governor Jay Inslee and Governor Chris Christie. http://koreandogs.org/contact-governor-of-jeollabuk-do-sister-state/ It's very quick and simple. For more info: http://koreandogs.org/ Short link for this petition: https://goo.gl/KbgYvl
"Autumn's Law" - Hold Abusive/Neglectful Parents Partially Accountable
My daughter, Autumn Pasquale was a typical all-American 12-year-old girl. Autumn loved BMX bike riding, skateboarding, playing soccer, cheerleading and art. She possessed so much promise for a bright future. She was a straight “A” student, was accepted into the gifted & talented program at her middle school and was involved in many extracurricular activities. She was the light of my life. But on October 20 2012 all that ended. Forever. And so did Autumn’s life. Why? I truly believe it is because Autumn believed all children were well-adjusted and innocent, just like her. On that fateful day, Autumn was lured to the home of acquaintances/brothers 15-year-old Justin Robinson and 17 year-old Dante Robinson under the pretense that one or both boys wanted to trade bike parts with her. My innocent daughter left my home that Saturday afternoon NEVER TO RETURN. Prior to this event, I did not know the Robinson family. Watch Media confirm Autumn’s was lured to trade bike parts here: http://news.yahoo.com/video/brother-autumn-pasquales-confessed-killer-164903873.html Watch Gloucester County Prosecutor Sean Dalton’s statement regarding the arrests/charges that were initially filed against the Robinson brothers here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UvgPYiAzXk It took several law enforcement agencies two harrowing days to find my Autumn and when they did, it was a scene from a horror film. Autumn had been beaten, strangled to death and stuffed in a trashcan. Justin Robinson later accepted a plea deal and received a 17-year prison sentence. He could be out of prison as early as his 30th birthday…possibly before. His brother Dante was freed. The reason for the plea deal and Dante’s release came as a result of a lack of DNA evidence. *****I BELIEVE THAT MINOR CHILDREN ARE RARELY IF EVER BORN MURDERERS. MOST ARE CULTIVATED AND IN AUTUMN’S CASE, I BELIEVE HER MURDERER WAS NO EXCEPTION. HERE ARE A FEW OF THE FACTS TO PROVE THAT CLAIM***** Justin Robinson suffered from a neurodevelopmental disorder. This was confirmed by Robinson’s own attorney and stated in open court during his sentencing hearing. At Robinson’s sentencing hearing his own attorney stated in open court that his actions against Autumn were a “learned behavior.” She added that Robinson had witnessed his own father choke his mother (possibly on more than one occasion). These parents, knowing their child(ren) already had serious mental disorders, exposed them to violence in the home. It is no coincidence that my daughter’s cause of death was strangulation. The most influential person in Robinson’s life, his same sex parent, taught him that. Various neighbors of Robinson’s gave statements to the media indicating they were aware that Robinson brothers were known to engage in criminal activity and were “always in trouble.” In fact, their own father admitted to the media that his boys were known for stealing bikes. A Clear sign of lack of respect for authority and the law. In May 2017, a now 21 year old Dante Robinson is charged with a home invasion: http://www.nj.com/camden/index.ssf/2017/05/man_involved_in_autumn_pasquale_murder_injured_dur.html See admissions from community members and Robinson’s father here: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/10/autumn_pasquale_death_2_teen_b.html One of my best friends witnessed Justin Robinson running from police and pulling off his hat and shirt while in stride (presumably to disguise his appearance) just days before he murdered my daughter. At the time of Autumn’s murder, Robinson’s biological father, Alonzo Robinson admitted to the media that he had not seen his sons for a year (and possibly up to 7 years). Alonzo Robinson completely abandoned his parental responsibilities, all while knowing his sons suffered from serious mental disorders and were known to engage in crimes. Police told Mr. Robinson they found bike parts stockpiled in the basement of the Robinson’s home. Robinson told reporters one of the boys had been previously charged with theft. See Alonzo Robinson’s admissions here: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/10/father_police_questioned_sons.html 6. Autumn was murdered in the home in which the Robinson boys resided with their mother Anita Robinson. The home is approximately800 square feet in size. Investigators believe Autumn’s time of death to be approximately 3:30 p.m.. They also believe Autumn’s body was not moved to the trash can until late that Saturday night or early Sunday morning. Yet Anita Robinson had no idea a murder took place in her home and that my child’s body and all of her belongings including her bike were laying in her home for several hours. See prosecutor’s statement regarding investigator’s timeline here: http://www.nj.com/gloucester-county/index.ssf/2013/09/gloucester_county_prosecutor_wanted_to_finish_autumn_pasquale_murder_case.html Justin Robinson was not only able to murder my child in his home, but was able to clean up her murder scene, tamper with evidence, hide all the evidence, hide Autumn’s body and all of her belongings including her BMX bike and move her dead body (while rigor mortis had to have set in) to a trash can. Again Anita Robinson saw and heard nothing. Parents/guardians who neglect, abuse, abandon or ignore the warning signs of their children’s propensity toward violence are direct contributors to their minor children’s murders. If the minor who murdered my daughter was properly treated, parented, disciplined and supervised my daughter would probably be alive today. Accordingly, I and everyone who signs this petition are asking for consideration of “Autumn’s Law.” A law that would make abusive and/or neglectful parents/guardians who have custody of their children CRIMINALLY responsible for murders committed by their minor children, when they know or should have known the propensity toward violence existed. When a parent/guardian knows or should have known that their child may pose a threat to third persons, it is the parents/guardian’s responsibility to minimize that risk. A child’s issues are not the responsibility of his/her school, state, teacher, counselor, law enforcement, community, neighbors or church, but instead, the primary responsibility of the child’s parents/guardians. When the parents/guardians of a minor murderer are proven to have failed in their parental responsibilities by ignoring warning signs, failing to treat their children’s mental/emotional/behavioral issues and by fail to ensure proper supervision of their child, the parents/guardians actions/lack of actions becomes a contributing factor to the loss of life and lifelong devastation inflicted on their victims and their victims’ families. As such, they should be held criminally responsible. WE ARE ASKING OUR GOVERNOR & STATE LEGISLATORS TO CONSIDER “AUTUMN’S LAW.” A LAW THAT WOULD MAKE NEGLECTFUL AND/OR ABUSIVE PARENTS/GUARDIANS WHO FAIL TO TREAT, CONTROL AND SUPERVISE THEIR MINOR CHILDREN, HELD CRIMINALLY RESPONSIBLE WHEN THEIR CHILDREN MURDER Thank you, Anthony Pasquale
Change law of animals being left outside 24/7
We need to change how it is legal for people to leave Dogs or any pet outside 24/7. In extreme heat or bitter cold temperatures, I have witnessed first-hand animals being left outside 24/7, as a watchdog or security guard in people’s yards. In particular, l drive through Camden to work and see this on a daily basis. I’ve contacted animal control several times now, and they have told me time and time again that a wooden box simply with some straw or hay is “adequate shelter” according to the law. The box doesn’t even have to be water-proof or have a door; a wide open space is “adequate,” so the dog is still being subjected to cold bitter air, snow, rain, etc. The same way it is illegal for people to leave their dog in a hot car in the summertime (rightfully so), it should also be illegal for an animal to be left out in the cold all day and night with nothing but a wooden box for shelter. Animals, especially dogs are the most loyal to a human and they trust everything we train them to do. The animals don’t know any better that it is wrong to leave them out in the cold and they trust in us to protect them. When careless owners choose to chain their animal outside and not care if they are freezing all night and fight to keep their body temperature up, they still trust us to protect them. They have no voice and we need to speak up for them and protect them the right way. Please help change this law of leaving animals outside and sign this petition.
Stop DuPont Chemical from Poisoning New Jersey Families
From 1902 to 1994, the DuPont Chemical company dumped chemicals into New Jersey’s Pompton Lakes. While the company abandoned the explosives site years ago, it has yet to clean up the mess it left behind. The closed work site is still owned by DuPont.For decades, families like mine have been suffering from the toxic pollution left in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey by DuPont Chemical. Hundreds of families suffer from poisonous gases in the soil that migrate up into our basements. The air we breathe inside our homes is filled with cancer-causing TCE, and the full extent of all this pollution in our community is still not fully understood.DuPont Chemical, the company responsible for this pollution, has had years to clean up their mess--but they have failed. It's time the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) declare Pompton Lakes a Superfund site and take over the clean-up once and for all. Two years ago, the New Jersey Department of Human Health and Senior Services released a shocking report with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. It found a "significantly elevated" cancer rate in the region potentially linked to contamination from the Pompton Lakes DuPont explosives site. DuPont Chemical has proposed a five-year cleanup plan--but that plan will not make our community safe. DuPont's plan does not address the high levels of mercury, lead, and other toxic chemicals that they left in our creeks and lakes.It’s clear that DuPont doesn’t care about the Pompton Lakes community, so it’s up to the USEPA to take a stand and protect our health. The USEPA must list this site on the federal Superfund National Priorities list. Cleanup cannot be left in the hands of DuPont Chemical.
New Jersey Office of The Attorney General/Division of Criminal Justice: Justice for Baby Nikolas Chavez III - My Nikolas' case is stil a cold case therefore it is still opened!!
* * * There is no statute of limitations for murder * * * THE FOLLOWING ARE VERY IMPORTANT FACTS IN MY SON NIKOLAS' CASE: I am Nick Chavez II the father of Nikolas Chavez III who was brutally beaten to death at the age of 3. My son was broken in half backwards and all belly innards were ruptured. During both trials the jurors were not sequestered! Was my son's homicide not deemed worthy of a jury to be sequestered?There was left out rock solid taped evidence and witnesses of this monster's sociopathic character were not called to take the stand. My constitutional rights were severely abused. There was one very blatant count of racism! "What are you anyway?" in reference to what race me and my family belong was asked by the state prosecutor of the first trial. That question has/had no relevance to my son's homicide which occurred Wednesday November 30th 2005. That question was also asked in a behind the doors meeting with only my mother, sister and myself. Previous to that most offensive question we were also asked if we had any recording devices. The same state prosecutor who asked us "What are you anyway?" stated quite clearly and out of the blue "I'm a women's advocate!". When we asked "Where's the child's advocate?" there was no response. Both my family and I were treated as second rate citizens at best. None of our more than valid input was used or even considered. Both the state and the defenses forensic experts agreed my son's death was a homicide or as the defenses expert pronounced it verbatim "A homocide". This merely scratches the surface of this most unjust case. It's a slap in the face of what America calls justice. This is more than a qualified reason for my son's case to be reopened. Mind you, my son's case is still a cold case, yet I see no detectives racing out to find the person/monster who really murdered my son. The reason why is the monster who did this got a slap on the wrist for child endangerment! He was released as of November 2012 without any prior warning from the state of New Jersey. We actually have the momentum needed to get this case reopened and get both the baby killing beast caged again and killer by her lies "mommy" in prison for what she let happen to her son. She's merely Nikolas' "mother" biologically mind you. Let's finish this!! * * * There is no statute of limitations for murder * * * THIS IS FAR FROM OVER, THIS I PROMISE YOU SON!! - A childless father making right the severely wronged, Nick Chavez II (Dad) http://blogs.findlaw.com/blotter/2014/05/is-there-a-statute-of-limitations-on-murder.html
Public School Water Inspection
Hello, we are seventh grade students from Florence M. Gaudineer Middle School in Springfield New Jersey. We have created a policy to help the issue of unsafe drinking water in New Jersey. Please support our policy by signing our petition to help protect everyone in the state of New Jersey from dangerous chemicals in their water. Our policy is (YPSWI) The Yearly Public School Water Inspection. This policy insures that all public schools will have clean water, and a water test would be conducted annually. Some disadvantages are that it would cost a lot of money, and this policy is only regulated for public schools and tax-supported charter schools in the state in New Jersey. The advantages are that it would protect students from harmful chemicals at schools, no matter what the town’s financial stance is. The level of government responsible for carrying out this law is State government. State government is responsible because it is supporting all of the tax-funded schools in New Jersey. We would ask Senator Kean to represent New Jersey and propose this policy in the state Senate. If that law gets passed through the General Assembly and gets to Governor Christie and he signs it into law, it would then be up to Kimberly Harrington; Commissioner of Education; and Bob Martin; Commissioner of Natural resources; to enforce this policy in the state. As said in the New Jersey Constitution, “All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for the protection, security, and benefit of the people, and they have the right at all times to alter or reform the same, whenever the public good may require it.” Everyone should be entitled to the benefit of clean drinking water and it is up to our government to protect this natural resource. Clean drinking water is something that the public needs. Thank you for signing our petition to help the children drink clean water at school.