New Jersey A696 and S1414 would legalize limited raw milk sales in the state, taking an important step toward effectively nullifying a federal prohibition scheme in effect. A696 passed the Assembly Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and now needs to pass the full Assembly. S1414 must pass in the Senate Economic Growth Committee
PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING ACTIONS to support this important bill.
1. Call your assembly member. Be strong, but respectful. Urge them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on A696. You can find contact information for your Assembly representative HERE.
1. Call the Senate Economic Growth Committee Chair, Raymond Lesniak. Strongly, but respectfully urge him to move this important bill forward to a vote in his committee. A phone call has 10x the impact of an email.
Lesniak: (908) 624-0880
2. Call the rest of the committee members. Again, be strong, but respectful. Urge each of them to take action to move the bill forward and vote YES on S1414.
FURTHER STEPS TO TAKE
-Call Back – any NO or UNDECIDED – in 3-4 days. Make sure to follow-up. If they say YES, be sure to thank them and, if possible, announce their committed YES vote to email and social media contacts. If they say no, politely ask them why. Get the information from them and contact us.
-Spread the Word. Share this information widely by facebook, twitter, email and other social networks.