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Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey

511 Valley Street
Maplewood, New Jersey 07040

1-973-762-1886
1-973-762-6118 (fax) 

or by email, using the contact form below.

  • Janice Miller
    commented 2019-09-20 01:34:55 -0400
    Hello there,


    While I write about a lot of topics, one that is near and dear to me is the topic of driving safety. Specifically, driving safety during natural disasters. It’s true that you can’t predict every possible outcome, but you can absolutely take steps to be better prepared for a lot of them.


    For example: always have an extra phone battery, water and snacks, a fully stocked first aid kit, and emergency roadside markers. And what about auto insurance? What type should you have to cover any damage your car might sustain and how do you file a claim?


    Would an article on this topic be useful to you and your site visitors? If so, please let me know. I’d love the opportunity to write for you!


    Just send me a quick email to let me know; if you do want an article to post on your site, I will get started on it asap. (If you don’t, no worries – just promise me you’ll drive safely and have appropriate supplies in your car for ‘just in case’ situations!)


    Thank you kindly,

    Jan


    Janice Miller

    jan@safetytoday.org

    http://safetytoday.org/
  • Grace C.
    commented 2019-08-09 09:35:14 -0400
    415-416-6435
  • Pamira Bezmen
    commented 2019-06-26 16:25:54 -0400
    Please Oppose A1991 / S941


    Dear Assemblywoman Jasey,


    It is very disheartening for me to see that Senate Higher Education Committee passed S941/A1991 and NO public testimony was permitted, which is a violation of the Rules of the Senate of the State of New Jersey – 22:2 Public Attendance, Comment; Notice, Recording. (attached) “Citizens present who wish to be heard on a matter under consideration by the committee must be afforded the opportunity to speak, subject to reasonable limitations as me be set by the chair.” Permitting NO comments at all is not a reasonable limitation.

    Today, the same bill was put on the agenda for tomorrow, 6/27, again deliberately being pushed forward without sufficient time for our representatives to look into the rationale, facts and figures, or for the public to get involved. The disregard for a transparent democratic process and lack of respect for the voting representatives is extremely concerning to me.


    This bill is a MANDATE for all current and future meningitis vaccines that are recommended by the ACIP for ALL NJ college students, which completely disregards individual medical needs and the doctor-patient relationship. It includes all students regardless of whether they live on-campus, off-campus, even those that take classes online or even if they are high school students taking college classes, subjecting thousands of youth to harmful side-effects for a disease so rare that the miniscule potential benefit cannot justify the mandate.


    To date, over 31,000 meningitis vaccine reactions have been reported to VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System). Please see link below with data:


    http://www.medalerts.org/vaersdb/findfield.php?TABLE=ON&GROUP1=CAT&VAX=MNQHIB&VAXTYPES=Meningitis&fbclid=IwAR15RHfvV59Ewrk_jTlOEYwBtOY9hhiC60mr3D3xftymnV_qcRS3hYOTk8M


    This is a continued eroding of medical freedoms and turning over control of medical care to the Pharmaceutical industry. An industry that is riddled with corruption and ethical violations (Opioid crisis, Vioxx scandal, Thalidomide disaster). An industry that was provided blanket immunity for any vaccine reactions and deaths.


    I ask you whole-heartedly to research vaccine adverse events. This bill, if passed by the Senate, will injure thousands of innocent students, and the manufacturers will not be held liable.


    You can see the vaccine inserts and side effects for these vaccines here:


    2.1% for Bexsero(GlaxoSmithKlein)

    https://www.fda.gov/media/90996/download?fbclid=IwAR3cA7-aW-GrUr6X9Eg3loBhfvFY5Jm24f_xjKIUj2RWS2S-VROKnuEFVXA


    and 1.8% for Trumenba (Pfizer)

    https://www.fda.gov/media/89936/download?fbclid=IwAR3kt9b3imQD4mAD6pZKNKs_G08h6kDAfVVe4Ent1zJNCPDkN7ldJAGUN7c


    Bacterial meningitis is extremely rare. There is no emergency to warrant this policy. Current CDC protocols are present and working on campuses. The vaccine is available and being used by those who deem it necessary. This bill is a complete over-reach of government control for the benefit of corporations above citizens. It is not necessary and sets a very dangerous precedent. S941 Mandates all current and future meningitis recommendations with no oversight, or checks and balances.


    No other state REQUIRES this vaccine. If this bill passes, you’re effectively allowing NJ to become the post-licensing testing ground.


    A Yes vote will be responsible for the thousands of young students that will be damaged by this completely unnecessary mandate.


    YOU HAVE THE POWER to change this trajectory and protect our children. Please vote NO to this bill and do not let it move forward.


    I will be in Trenton tomorrow, and I would love a chance to meet you in person and introduce myself. Please let me know if you have any availability in the morning. I am also happy to come back another time during the summer to meet with you.


    Sincerely,

    Pamira Bezmen

    NJ resident and voter

    31 Devon Road, Essex Fells, NJ

    District 27

    862-812-2313
  • Joan Berkowitz
    commented 2019-06-05 21:32:12 -0400
    Dear Assemblyman Casey,


    I am a dance/movement therapist, and I am writing to you regarding the importance of licensing dance/movement therapists and drama therapists in New Jersey. I am a resident of Livingston, NJ.


    It is my hope that you will vote YES when the Drama Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists Licensing Act (A1220/S675) comes up for a vote on Monday June 10th. Drama therapists and dance/movement therapists are all Master’s level clinicians trained through graduate level academic courses, practicums, and clinical internships. Drama therapists and Dance/Movement therapists work with a wide range of populations, in a wide range of settings, including: Veteran’s facilities, psychiatric and medical hospitals, substance abuse and addiction recovery programs, rehabilitation facilities, schools for children with special needs, hospice care, and nursing homes.


    This bill will license Drama Therapy and Dance/Movement Therapy in NJ. It will regulate these highly effective professions, in order to protect the public from untrained and unlicensed practitioners who might potentially do harm to consumers, many of whom are the most vulnerable citizens in the state.


    Thank you, in advance, for supporting the Drama Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists Licensing Act (A1220/S675), by voting YES, on June 10, 2019.


    Sincerely,

    Joan Berkowitz
  • Rich Walko
    commented 2019-05-08 19:27:47 -0400
    Hello Assemblywoman Jasey, I met you when you came to Ramapo 4 years ago and I thanked you for your role in passing the Wolf-PAC initiative. I wanted to thank you again for that, an important step for NJ and our democracy to lead by being the 4th state to do so.
  • Patrick Carleton
    commented 2019-04-30 18:42:51 -0400
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  • Raksha Andreassen
    commented 2019-03-25 10:20:00 -0400
    I support legalization of marijuana! Please vote yes on bill A4497. Thank you
  • benjamin kaufman
    commented 2019-03-22 11:45:29 -0400
    I am for legalization of marijuana
  • Bradley Davis
    commented 2019-02-01 05:01:33 -0500
    Hello again.


    I just wondered if you had a chance to look over the visual guides I sent about prepping for winter weather. (Original email is below.) Do you think they might be useful to your readers?


    Thanks again.

    Bradley

    _______________________


    Hey.


    I was looking over your site, and I have to commend you. It’s full of great info. I didn’t see much about being prepared for winter weather though. This winter is supposed to be colder than usual in many parts of the country, and you know how dangerous and costly winter weather can be if you aren’t ready for it.


    So, I thought I’d pass along some of these resources in case you want to add them to your site. I chose visual guides because people are visual learners (see my source below). They’re also more shareable and easier to print, which is always a plus. ;)


    Winter Storm Emergency Kit (https://www.economical.com/en/blog/economical-blog/february-2017/before-during-and-after-a-winter-power-outage) – This visual guide, and the article that accompanies it, outlines how to prepare for one of winter’s most common problems: power outages. A winter storm kit can keep your family safe and warm and keep an inconvenience from turning into a true emergency.


    Home Winterization Checklist (https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-winterization-checklist/) – Many people think of home weatherization as a complicated, expensive task. In actuality, just taking the easy, DIY steps outlined in this visual guide will keep your home protected from the weather and probably save you some money on your electric bills as well.


    What’s Your Winter Weather Scenario? (https://weather.com/safety/winter/news/winter-scenario-damage) – Whether you’re expecting freezing temperatures, winter weather, or strong winds, this flow chart helps you figure out what damage your home might suffer — and what steps you can take to prevent it.


    Winter Weather Flood Risks (https://disastersafety.org/freezing-weather/winter-infographics/) – Most people don’t think of floods as a winter emergency, but melting snow and frozen soil can easily cause the water to rise outside and inside your home. Follow the tips in this graphic to reduce your chances of experiencing a disaster.


    Winter Car Emergency Kit Checklist (https://www.taylorautoglass.com/car-winter-safety-kit/) – From hazardous driving conditions to freezing temperatures, winter is a tough time of year for drivers and their vehicles. This printable checklist tells you what to pack in your trunk so you’ll be prepared for car trouble, an accident, or any other emergency.


    If you can use these, great. If not, no worries. Thanks for all you do to keep people safe and healthy.


    To preparedness!

    Bradley Davis

    Disasterweb.net


    P.S. I’d also be happy to create some free, custom content for you, like a guest post about weather-related disaster prep. Just let me know. Of course, if you don’t want to hear from me anymore, you can let me know that too. :)


    Source: https://www.ragan.com/infographic-why-visual-content-is-better-than-text/
  • Kathleen Byrne
    commented 2018-11-27 10:52:51 -0500
    Greetings!


    Please support passing the bill that legalize the possession and personal use of marijuana.


    Regards,

    Kathleen Byrne
  • Loren Svetvilas
    commented 2018-10-31 20:32:24 -0400
    Dear Assemblywoman Jasey,

    After years of voting for you since moving to West Orange, NJ, I am sad to say that you have lost my support. Today, I received a mailer paid for in part by you, along with Assemblyman McKeon, and Sen. Codey, that endorses West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, Victor Cirilo, Susan McCartney, Cheryl Merkilinger, and Terry Trigg-Scales. I have not felt such disappointment in the democratic system since Donald Trump was elected president, and quite frankly feel nauseous that my NJEA dues help to support candidates who would so openly embrace candidates who represent what is wrong with politics today.

    I am proud to stand with Terry Trigg-Scales who is running for Board of Education, but am baffled at why you would support Cheryl Merklinger who is a GOP member, and supports Trump, Pence, and the NRA. (And since when do elected state representatives provide funding through endorsements to BOE candidates?) Please look up Cindy Matute-Brown for Town Council, and see the bright, progressive future your endorsement is attempting to squash by endorsing “establishment players” who have no new visions for the future of West Orange.

    With regards to your endorsement of Robert Parisi for mayor, I wish you would have done some more investigative research to see who exactly you are supporting. Again, an individual who is a part of the problem as we work to help make West Orange more affordable, safe, senior-friendly, and environmentally viable.

    I have reached out to the campaign chairs of the progressive candidates running against Victor Cirilo, Susan McCartney, and Cheryl Merklinger, and must share that they are very disappointed with your endorsement. (And in fact are quite disgusted.)

    Thank you for your commitment and service, but this time you made a very poor choice that may have devastating effects on myself, my family, my community, and the future of progressive change at the municipal level.

    With sincerity,

    Loren Svetvilas
  • Liz Henry
    commented 2018-09-16 12:16:17 -0400
    Hello,

    I’m wondering what you can do about the abuse of tax funds to privately owned schools for the disabled?


    https://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2013/10/nj_private_schools_students_disabilities_spotty_oversight_high_salaries_nepotism_luxury_cars_busines.html


    Thanks so much
  • Gary Darrar
    commented 2018-09-02 08:29:09 -0400
    ASSEMBLY, No. 655

    Are you ignorant or just stupid? In this bill you said at present the legal magazine capacity is 15 rounds. A bill has already passes making it 10 rounds, try and keep up.. You will never get close to the 5 rounds you call for because it will never even make it to the floor for a vote, you’re and idiot and a moron and one of the reasons NJ is will soon fail, just like CA is. Stop making NJ into a totally socialist state, you won’t have anyone left soon to dictate your archaic laws to. And get rid of those damn illegal immigrants here, you’re breaking federal laws you swore to uphold. left wing loon!


    Gary Darrar

    Retired NJ Law Law Enforcement Officer


    Union County Dept. of Public Safety – Retired

    Member:

    NJ State PBA Local #600

    NJ Police Dept. Honor Legion – NJHL.com “Finest of The Finest”

    (Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Citation)

    NJ State Law Enf. Officers Association

    NJ Law Enf. Police Brotherhood Association

    NJ Retired Police & Fireman’s Assoc. Local #3
  • Daniel Dietrich
    commented 2018-08-25 17:20:56 -0400
    Dear Assemblywoman Jasey,

    The Christie administration did its best to destroy NJ Transit. Now it is on the Democrats to fix it. We need more communication, and more pressure on the agency. In addition, we need to end the practice of replacing as many managers as possible with political appointees which change every few years. Of course, the top posts need to be appointed, but from very close to the top on down we need professional transit people to run this agency. Recruit the best and pay them. Too much or our regional economy depends on our bus and train service to downplay this problem.

    Thank you,

    Dan Dietrich
  • James Baker
    commented 2018-06-15 10:52:04 -0400
    As a constituent and someone whose family history includes breast cancer, Alzheimer’s and high cholesterol, which has taken tolls on numerous loved ones, I urge you to sponsor a Comprehensive Health Care Billing Transparency Act, modeled after a similar measure proposed in Colorado. This bill would simply require that all healthcare providers, be they hospitals, clinics, physicians practices, etc. must

    Publish their fee schedules or other lists of charges the facilities bill for specific health care services before applying any discounts, rebates, or other charge adjustment mechanisms;

    Include in every bill sent to a patient an itemized detail of each health care service provided, the charge for the service, how any payment or adjustment by the patient’s health insurer was applied to each line item in the bill, and, for hospitals, the amount of the healthcare affordability and sustainability fee the hospital is charged;

    and In situations where an individual provides health insurance information to the facility or a provider in a facility setting, disclose whether the facility or provider participates in the individual’s health insurance plan; whether the services the facility or provider will render will be covered as an in-network or out-of-network benefit; and whether the individual will receive a service from an out-of-network provider at an in-network facility.

    These regulations are neither onerous not arbitrary for healthcare providers, and could be enforced at a small cost to the state regulatory body.

    Without price transparency, patients and insurance providers lack the ability to search around for the most affordable options for their care. This means people who are uninsured or have high-deductible insurance can be financially devastated by a single health emergency (Medical bills are actually the largest cause of bankruptcy in America). Alternatively, people will forego care if they don’t know if they will be able to afford it, and making themselves sicker in the process. In my community, I have seen modern medicine save lives, such as when my grandmother had breast cancer, and I would wish any obstacle to care, like a lack of transparent pricing, be eliminated. Thank you for your consideration and please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this issue further.
  • Laurice Grae-Hauck
    commented 2018-06-06 12:04:33 -0400
    Dear Assemblywoman Jasey,


    Thank you for sponsoring the recent Transgender Task Force bill. I am a mother of a 7-year-old trans girl. We are embroiled in a custody battle and my daughter’s gender identity is on the table as a question of harm. I’d love to speak with you or members of the task force about setting best interests standards for transgender children in our family courts. While we don’t go before our judge until July, across the country, judges are using their personal biases against the trans communities to award custody to unsupportive parents and ordering the children not be allowed to express their true identities. With so much discretion in the decision of “best interests,” judges must have guidance and education on how to best support transgender children of all ages. I am optimistic that here in New Jersey, this task force will help to set a new precedent in the area of trans rights and family court.


    Thank you again for sponsoring this piece of legislation,

    Laurice Grae-Hauck

    pronouns: she/her/hers
  • Thomas Hodge
    commented 2018-05-29 02:17:53 -0400
    It’s that time of year again – storm season.


    Although you can probably tell from my website (floodsafety.info) that floods are often my focus because they are the most common natural disaster in our country, the truth is that there are a lot of natural disasters that can affect people this time of year and in the coming months.


    To help people prepare and stay safe, do you think you could add the following info to your site? Feel free to include all of it, or pick and choose what you think is most relevant to your readers:


    Flood-Proof Landscaping: Protect Your Home and Property

    https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/flood-proof-landscaping/


    Hurricane Safety Tips

    https://safety.lovetoknow.com/Hurricane_Safety_Tips


    Drought Safety Tips

    https://www.mass.gov/service-details/drought-safety-tips

    This has helpful info for everyone in a drought-prone region, despite being written for Massachusetts citizens.


    Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety

    http://www.insurance.ca.gov/01-consumers/140-catastrophes/sevensteps.cfm

    This article has great additional in-depth resources in it.


    How to Prepare for a Wildfire

    https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1409003859391-0e8ad1ed42c129f11fbc23d008d1ee85/how_to_prepare_wildfire_033014_508.pdf


    Prevention, Protection, and Evacuation: Fire Safety for Farm and Livestock Owners

    https://www.redfin.com/blog/fire-safety-for-farm-and-livestock-owners


    15 Ways to Help Mitigate Drought on Your Farm This Season and Beyond

    http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/sfn/sp14drought


    Thanks, and stay safe!


    All the best,

    Tom


    Thomas Hodge – information@floodsafety.info


    If this type of email is a bother to you, please let me know, and you won’t hear from me again. For a free, one-of-a-kind article you can share on your site on this topic, please email me with your request.
  • John Cohn
    commented 2018-04-20 15:30:50 -0400
    I am writing to express my opposition to proposed Assembly bill A-2001, which would diminish the benefits of county college employees and retirees by forcing them to switch from the School Employees Health Benefits Plan (SEHBP) to the State Health Benefits Plan (SHBP.)


    This bill would unilaterally strip away the health care benefits bargained by county college employees and would force us into a new system where we have no representation and no voice.


    In particular, for me, It would force retired county college employees to enroll in Medicare Advantage plans, even if we prefer our current Medicare Supplement plan. Under the proposed legislation, we would lose covered access to critical and specialized out-of-state medical treatment and could force us to lose access to those of our current physicians who will not accept Medicare Advantage plans.

    Thank you for opposing this legislation.
  • Karen Carter
    commented 2018-04-11 08:38:08 -0400
    Dear Assemblywoman Jasey,

    I am writing to ask you to please vote YES and PASS the Bill A3818 . S801 which will require parents to submit a notarized statement of how immunizing their child affects their religious beliefs. Immunization protects all, children and adults especially those that are immune compromised. As a parent and a teacher I know of the devestating effects not having a child vaccinated can cause.

    So I am asking you to please PASS this bill and Vote YES

    Sincerely,

    Karen Carter
  • Thomas Walker
    commented 2018-02-06 11:01:06 -0500
    People die – daily! – from inadequate emergency preparation.


    The news headlines have been breaking my heart the past few weeks. Preparation – and related information – saves lives.


    I’m Thomas Walker, a disaster educator and I’m building out a directory of disaster resources called HomeSafetyHub.org where I will also publish an upcoming e-learning course on preparation.


    I’m writing because when I went here on your site and found some issues with the resources listed.


    Namely, you have left off some critical dimensions of disaster safety for some of the most vulnerable populations.


    To save more lives I recommend you add the following resources:


    “Year Round” Severe Weather Safety Advice

    https://www.statefarm.com/simple-insights/safety/weather

    Disaster Safety and Prevention: Protecting Your Home and Family

    https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/disaster-safety-and-prevention/

    Emergency Preparedness & Vulnerable Populations: Planning for Those Most at Risk.

    https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/whatwedo/vulnerable.htm

    Checklist: Emergency Planning for Seniors

    https://www.agingcare.com/articles/prepare-elders-for-emergencies-147770.htm

    Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes

    https://www.redfin.com/blog/disaster-safety-for-people-with-disabilities

    Disaster preparedness for families with food allergies

    https://www.care.com/c/stories/729/disaster-preparedness-for-families-with-food/

    Do You Have a Pet Emergency Preparedness Plan?

    https://www.angieslist.com/articles/do-you-have-pet-emergency-preparedness-plan.htm


    Thank you and, above all, be safe!


    Thomas Walker

    disaster educator

    homesafetyhub.org
  • Barbara Bour
    commented 2018-01-30 20:53:35 -0500
    I am writing to oppose the nuclear bailout bill (S877 in the Senate)


    While we understand that there must be backup power generation as the state transitions to renewal energy sources, PSE&G has not demonstrated a need for a subsidy, paid by taxpayers, to keep open their nuclear power plants.


    If there is a financial need by PSE&G for a subsidy, let them apply for this in the full light of day that hearings and full disclosure should provide. They have not, as yet, demonstrated this need, nor has the legislature done its job in scrutinizing this request on behalf of their constituents.
  • Anne Klar
    commented 2018-01-23 09:19:10 -0500
    I am writing to urge you to support A1245, a bill to divest the state pension fund from its fossil fuel holdings. It is morally wrong to be investing in an industry that is destroying our planet and causing profound human suffering. It is also fiscally irresponsible to be invested in fossil fuels at a time when the entire world is determined to transition from the use of fossil fuels to renewable energy sources. This will inevitably reduce the market for fossil fuels and reduce the value of fossil fuel investments. The New Jersey pension fund and our retirees cannot afford to wait until the bottom falls out of the gas and oil markets, just like it already has for coal. We should divest now!


    I understand that NY is now moving toward divestment. New Jersey should do the same. Please support A1245. Protect our retirees, and protect our children and grandchildren.
  • Josh Levine
    commented 2018-01-09 19:34:35 -0500
    Dear Assemblywoman Jasey,


    I am a higher education advocate in Jersey City and I’m looking for some information about the NJ Transit database used to help students transfer from community college to 4-year universities. As the chair of the higher education committee, could you help me (or perhaps put me in touch with your staff) so I can learn a little more about where the data in that platform comes from? Much appreciated – keep up the good work!
  • Doody Tocco
    commented 2017-11-03 08:31:08 -0400
    You sir are a real COCK! you like to fuck other men like there is no tomorrow. You racist piece of shit!

    You are trump, if he was gay!
  • Elienay Oliveira
    commented 2017-07-05 20:07:20 -0400
    Hello .. Good evening. My name is Elienay Cássio Oliveira, I would like to participate with you. I live in the interior of Brazil and in December I go to the United States. I sent a message on facebook to Mila Jasey, did I do something right ?. I would be very happy if she would answer me. Sorry for english. Thank you very much.
  • alexander gerardo
    commented 2017-05-08 16:19:27 -0400
    Mila, I was happy to support your recent event in South Orange with Ambassador Murphy. I am sorry I was unable to attend in person as I was returning from a meeting in south Jersey, and traffic was at a standstill in the downpour that evening. Good luck in the elections. Alex Gerardo, Troy Corporation.
  • Robert Knoll
    commented 2017-04-10 14:14:20 -0400
    I left a voicemail today but thought the contact form might be easier for you to respond to. Judy Levy, a common friend of mine and Mila’s, is trying to introduce my son for volunteer work. He’s a high school sophomore and was hoping to get involved with the program in some way. Judy gave me the address mjasey@aol.com, but Jake has emailed twice with no response, so I assume that email is no longer used.


    Is there someone he should speak to about getting involved?


    Thanks in advance.


    Rob
  • Robert Knoll
    commented 2017-04-10 14:13:34 -0400
    I left a voicemail today but thought the contact form might be easier for you to respond to. Judy Levy, a common friend of mine and Mila’s, is trying to introduce my son for volunteer work. He’s a high school sophomore and was hoping to get involved with the program in some way. Judy gave me the address mjasey@aol.com, but Jake has emailed twice with no response, so I assume that email is no longer used.


    Is there someone he should speak to about getting involved?


    Thanks in advance.


    Rob
  • Laura Perry
    commented 2017-03-25 22:02:24 -0400
    Dear Assemblywoman Jasey,

    I am writing you in support of A906, which establishes a pilot program in the Department of Children and Families that would provide animal-assisted therapy (dogs) to victims of childhood violence, trauma, or children with behavioral health care needs and appropriates $100,000 for this effort. The bill is co-sponsored by Assemblywomen Valerie Vainieri Huttle and Patricia Egan Jones. There has been significant research on the benefits pet therapy for victims of post-traumatic stress syndrome- primarily in military veterans- and these benefits extend to our most vulnerable population of children.

    I believe this bill will establish a valuable service for New Jersey children impacted by violence and trauma. They can heal through appropriate clinical interventions, including animal- assisted therapy. I have a great interest in this bill based on my current field placement as a social work student intern (Simmons College, Boston) at Families and Community Together, the Union County Care Management Organization under the New Jersey Children’s System of Care, my twelve years of experience working as a CASA in Essex County, and my role as the parent of a child who benefited from animal-assisted therapy as a result of spending time in an Eastern European orphanage as an infant. Dogs have a wonderful bond with children and can help them overcome trauma.

    The long term effects of trauma can be devastating. We have the chance to save children’s lives through supportive services such as animal-assisted therapy. These children, if provided this therapy, may stay in school longer, develop positive coping skills, and avoid the legal system.

    I know, Assemblywoman Jasey, that you have been a strong supporter over the years of children’s issues. As the former president (Laura Bencivenga is my married name) of the Millburn-Short Hills Special Education Parents Committee, we had the pleasure of you speaking to our group as well as several other parent groups in our town. I am hopeful that your ongoing support of these children who have been victims or witnesses to violence will extend to voting yes for A906.

    I would appreciate hearing your opinion on this bill, if you support it, and how New Jersey can continue to be a leader in children’s issues. If you would like to contact me, you are welcome to do so. Thank you for your anticipated response and thank you for all you do for our District.


    Sincerely yours,


    Laura Perry
  • Randall richards
    commented 2016-12-19 12:49:02 -0500
    Dear Ms. Jasey,


    My wife and I urge yo to vote NO on Assembly bill A 4429. That legislation is an affront to the citizens of New Jersey and must NOT be enacted.

    Thank you.

    Randall Richards, EdD

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