In a blatant attempt by entrenched New Jersey politicians to strong arm citizens who oppose their re-election, Senator Barbara Buono (D-18) and Senator Loretta Weinberg have introduced legislation which would require certain contributors to “issue advocacy organizations”, including the NRA and ANJRPC, to have their names, addresses and their employers’ information sent to the government.
S2379, if passed, will mandate that any “issue advocacy organization” classified under IRS Code as a 501(C)(3), 501(C)(4) or 527 that engages in the election or defeat of any person to state or local elective office; the passage or defeat of any public question; or that provides political information on any candidate, must submit the names and addresses of contributors and their employers to the Election Law Enforcement Commission.
The State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee will hear the bill on Monday, November 15th at 2:00 pm in Committee Room 7, 2nd Floor, State House Annex in Trenton, NJ.
S2379 is a shameless attempt to intimidate citizens who engage in the legislative and political process.
Please contact the members of the Senate Committee today and urge him or her to oppose S2379!
Senator Jim Whelan (D-2) (609) 383-1388
Senator Robert Gordon (D-38) (201) 703-9779
Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25) (973) 627-9700
Senator Thomas Goodwin (R-14) (609) 631-9988
Senator Shirley Turner (D-15) (609) 530-3277