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Take action now!

The New Jersey Senate is getting ready to make another attempt to sneak through the Paid Family Leave entitlement program. The bill could be voted on as early as Monday, April 7th. Passage would send the bill to the Governor's desk for his signature, raising income taxes and making New Jersey's worst in the nation business climate even worse.

In this time of economic uncertainty, when job growth is stagnant and our state's ability to prosper in a competitive world economy is being compromised by reckless anti-business state policy, the last thing New Jersey's faltering economy can afford is to be burdened with another tax . Even more unsettling is the fact that the amount projected to be taken out of paychecks each week to pay for the program was based on a low use estimate. (Click here to read the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce explanation of why the paid leave tax on employees will cost them a lot more than anyone is being led to believe )

The bottom line is this is another government entitlement program that is tailor made for government employees and is harmful to taxpayers and for businesses.

Senators Van Drew, Sarlo, Gill, and Rice have all publicly expressed reservations about this legislation. Please contact them directly or through the following link and tell them in your own words why now is not the time to pass this mandate. I know it is easier to send an email than to make a phone call, but live phone calls are much more effective. Please pick up the phone and give that extra effort, like our Giants did in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.

Call the key senators:

Senator Nia Gill - (973)-509-0388
Senator Jeff Van Drew - (609) 465-0700
Senator Ronald Rice - (973)-371-5665
Senator Paul Sarlo - (201)-804-8118

Take action now!

Thank you,
Steve Lonegan
Executive Director, AFP-NJ