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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado’s ‘Parents Bill of Rights Act’ Affirms Parental Role in Education

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As Trenton’s assault on parental rights rages on only months before a new, controversial school curriculum standard takes effect, Senator Kristin Corrado is fighting back with the “Parents Bill of Rights Act” she first introduced on Dec. 6, 2021.

As Trenton’s assault on parental rights rages on only months before a new, controversial school curriculum standard takes effect, Sen. Kristin Corrado is fighting back with the ‘Parents Bill of Rights Act’ she first introduced on Dec. 6, 2021. (©iStock)

“This legislation is even more poignant now that we have learned more about the Administration’s intention to disenfranchise parents from the education process,” said Corrado (R-40). “With this measure, the educational rights of parents are guaranteed, and family values are protected from government intrusion.”

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Senator Edward Durr

Durr to Introduce Bill Prohibiting Classroom Instruction on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity from Kindergarten Through Sixth Grade

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Senator Ed Durr announced plans to introduce legislation to prohibit classroom instruction by school personnel on sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Sen. Ed Durr announced plans to introduce legislation to prohibit classroom instruction on sexual orientation or gender identity in kindergarten through sixth grade. (Pixabay)

“I highly doubt that New Jersey parents would want their children to learn about gender identity and sexual orientation in elementary school,” said Durr (R-3). “The new curriculum being foisted on us by the Murphy Administration is not only absurd and unnecessary, but it is incredibly insulting to every parent in the state. My legislation will reverse the implementation of these new sex education standards and allow parents to determine if and when such curriculum should be offered to their children.”

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Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty: Sex Ed Curriculum Controversy Highlights Left-Wing Effort to Undermine Parental Rights

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Says Parents Should Be the Ultimate Authority on Their Children’s Education

Senator Michael Doherty said the current controversy over changes to New Jersey’s sex education curriculum highlights the importance of legislation he has sponsored for nearly a decade to guarantee the fundamental rights of parents to direct their children’s upbringing and education.

Sen. Mike Doherty said the current controversy over changes to New Jersey’s sex education curriculum highlights the importance of legislation he sponsors to guarantee the fundamental rights of parents to direct their children’s upbringing and education. (©iStock)

“It’s been clear for many years that left-wing groups view our children’s classrooms as a battleground they need to conquer to control the thinking of the next generation,” said Doherty (R-23). “They’re getting bolder in their efforts to hijack and rewrite curriculum standards for children at younger and younger ages in an attempt to normalize their extreme views on gender identity and sexual orientation. Parents from across the political spectrum are finally catching on and they’re standing up to say these efforts to indoctrinate their children are not okay.”

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio: Sexual Identity Education for 4- and 5-Year-Olds is Not Optional

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New Curriculum Standards Further Erode Parental Rights

Trenton Democrats have defended the controversial new education curriculum standards, claiming parents who object have the opportunity to opt their children out of instructions that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs, but Senator Joe Pennacchio today rejected the rationale.

Trenton Democrats have defended the controversial new education curriculum standards, claiming parents who object have the opportunity to opt their children out of instructions that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs, but Sen. Joe Pennacchio today rejected the rationale. (©iStock)

“The so-called opt-out of the new rules is meaningless, because as the standards state, the specifics of the curriculum can apply to all content areas,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “A parent may be able to opt their child out of health and phys-ed, but the material will be integrated in science, social studies, and English lessons, anyway.

“My message to parents is this: Don’t let them tell you that you can opt out of everything, because you can’t.”

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Senator Michael Testa

Testa Calls for Scrutiny of Murphy Administration’s Unprecedented Pork Spending in Budget Proposal

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Senator Michael Testa continued his push for taxpayer justice and fairness in the budget process with a new call for the Murphy Administration to fully explain almost $100 million of pork spending in the Governor’s latest budget proposal.

Sen. Michael Testa continued his push for taxpayer justice and fairness in the budget process with a new call for the Murphy Administration to fully explain almost $100 million of pork spending in the Governor’s latest budget proposal. (Pixabay)

“Governor Murphy proposed a budget last month, and right out of the blocks it has unprecedented amounts of pork. By almost anyone’s measure, there is more than $75 million of spending and dozens of line items that favor certain municipalities, counties, and nonprofits over hundreds of others that have similar or more urgent needs,” said Testa (R-1). “The favoritism smacks of spending decisions based on how powerful the recipients are and not on any fair or balanced process which governors of both parties traditionally advocate.”

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New Jersey Senate Republicans

Senate Republicans Call on Gov. Murphy & Senate President Scutari to Halt Implementation of New Sex Ed Curriculum Standards, Hold Public Hearings

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The Senate Republican leadership team called on Governor Phil Murphy and Senate President Nicholas Scutari to halt the implementation of New Jersey’s controversial new sex education standards and to hold public hearings on curriculum changes to empower parents who feel ignored.

The Senate Republican leadership team called on Gov. Phil Murphy and Senate President Scutari to halt the implementation of New Jersey’s controversial new sex education standards, which would be taught to children as young as first and second grade. (©iStock)

The senators made the requests in separate letters to Murphy and Scutari as the public uproar continues to grow as more parents learn the extreme nature of the lessons that would be taught to children as young as first and second grade.

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District 10

10th District Lawmakers: ‘We Told You So’

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Democrats’ Education Agenda is Attack on Family Values, Parental Rights

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano today berated Governor Murphy’s Democrat-led Legislature in Trenton for the “woke” curriculum that elementary school students will find when they crack open their schoolbooks next fall.

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano berated Governor Murphy’s Democrat-led Legislature in Trenton for the ‘woke’ curriculum that elementary school students will find when they crack open their schoolbooks next fall. (Pixabay)

As the result of legislation passed and signed into law in 2019 and 2021, combined with updated health and physical education standards promulgated by the State Board of Education in 2020, students as young as Kindergarten will role play about gender types and pressure to conform, and by 8th Grade they will learn about vaginal, oral and anal sex.

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Senator Jon Bramnick

Bramnick Says First Graders Don’t Need Lessons on Gender Identity

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Senator Jon Bramnick (R-21) responded to concerns raised by Westfield parents after new lesson plans were recently revealed:

Sen. Jon Bramnick responded to concerns raised by Westfield parents after new lesson plans were recently revealed. (SenateNJ.com)

“First- and second-grade students should not have a course on gender identity. It is a complicated subject that would be confusing to very young children.”

Senator Declan O'Scanlon

O’Scanlon: Murphy’s ANCHOR/Rebate Changes Cut Renters’ Rebates

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Murphy’s Claim of Helping Renters is Bogus

Senator Declan O’Scanlon is warning that Governor Murphy’s proposal to replace two tax rebate programs (the longstanding Homestead Rebate Program and the “middle class rebate program” created last year) with a new “ANCHOR” rebate will reduce existing renters’ rebates by up to 50 percent, meaninglessly increase total funding for rebates, and won’t be distributed for 13 months (until May of 2023).

Sen. Declan O’Scanlon said renters would have their rebates cut in half under Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget plans. (Pixabay)

Governor Murphy has been touting his new proposal which replaces and renames two existing rebate programs as his grand tax relief proposal after being ridiculed for raising $5 billion of taxes over four years. Murphy has promoted his new ANCHOR proposal as the main tax relief in his record-spending $49 billion budget.

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District 9

Rumpf: Governor’s Proposed Budget Leaves NJ Vulnerable If Recession Hits

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9th District Delegation Calls for Fiscal Restraint and Tax Relief – Not More Spending

9th District Assemblyman Brian Rumpf conveyed serious concern during a recent Assembly Budget hearing that Governor Murphy’s proposed FY2023 State Budget leaves New Jersey and its taxpayers vulnerable to economic hardship should the national economy fall into recession.

9th District Assemblyman Brian Rumpf conveyed serious concern during a recent Assembly Budget hearing that Governor Murphy’s proposed FY2023 State Budget leaves New Jersey and its taxpayers vulnerable to economic hardship should the national economy fall into recession. (Pixabay)

At the beginning of the year, Assemblyman Rumpf was named to serve on the Assembly Budget Committee.  The Assemblyman’s statements and related questions were made directly to State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio who testified before the Committee on April 4 of this year.

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Republican Senators

Steven Oroho

District 24 - Republican Leader

Jon Bramnick

District 21

Anthony M. Bucco

District 25

Chris Connors

District 9

Kristin Corrado

District 40

Michael Doherty

District 23

Edward Durr

District 3

Jim Holzapfel

District 10

Declan O'Scanlon

District 13

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Vince Polistina

District 2

Holly Schepisi

District 39

Robert Singer

District 30

Jean Stanfield

District 8

Michael Testa

District 1

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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