Johnson's Journal - Fall 2017

Johnson’s Journal – Fall 2017 

From Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson – Deputy Speaker.

A Time for Action

Following the deadliest shooting in modern US history, the time for all elected officials to take action has long since passed. With 59 dead and over 500 wounded, we need to urgently pass common sense gun safety legislation.  As a former Sheriff, I have always made the health, safety, and wellness of our residents my top priority.  As your Assemblyman, I have crafted important gun safety legislation to help keep our children and families safe from plague of gun violence.  Sadly, time and time again, these significant measures have not been signed into law by the Governor.  With every ounce of my heart and soul, I will continue to fight to help keep our community and our children safe. We must take action.

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Johnson's Journal - Summer 2017

Johnson’s Journal – Summer 2017

From Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson – Deputy Speaker.

A Budget Reflects Our Priorities

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Statement from Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson on Passage of State Budget:

A budget reflects our priorities. Though it is unfortunate that our state government shut down, I will not stop fighting for what is important. The truth is that without the Horizon bill, the Governor would have vetoed $350 million in funding for important programs such as: 

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Johnson's Journal - Spring 2017

Johnson’s Journal – Spring 2017

Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson – Deputy Speaker.

I Stand with the JCC!                                                                                             

 I wrote the legislation that would strengthen the law against a person who initiated a false public alarm, such as bomb threats, by adding the crime to the list of crimes under the state's bias intimidation law. 

The recent incidents occurring in this state and across the country have raised numerous concerns for the safety of our Jewish community centers and synagogues. Making bomb threats is a crime that uses up valuable resources in our communities. These acts of hate and anti-Semitism must not go overlooked.                                                                                                                   JCC2.png We must do everything in our power to stand up to the hate and anti-Semitism that has spread across our country, our state, and threatens our community here at home.

I have not forgotten what happened during the 1960s when we had hate crimes going on which involved the bombing of black churches and the burning of crosses. This measure is intended to protect our synagogues, churches, mosques and JCCs from bias intimidation such as a bomb threat.

This bill will increase the penalties for anyone who makes a bomb threat against an individual or group of individuals to be intimidated because of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ethnicity.

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Johnson's Journal - February 2017

Johnson’s Journal – February 2017 

From Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson – Deputy Speaker.

Chairman, Commerce and Economic Development Committee
Vice-Chairman, Judiciary Committee
Member, Budget Committee

We Stand United Against Trump’s Agenda!  

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We stand united in District 37!  Our diverse community values acceptance and condemns the Trump administration’s immigration policy and callous attitude towards the funding of health initiatives, like Planned Parenthood.  In response to the unconscionable actions of the new administration, protests have taken place in Englewood, Leonia, and Teaneck during the President’s first week in office.   I will keep fighting in the Statehouse to protect the diverse families of our community and stand up to Trump’s reckless and un-American agenda.  
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Johnson's Journal - October 2016

Johnson’s Journal – October 2016 

From Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson – Deputy Speaker                                                         

Rosh Hashanah – L’Shana Tova                                                                                             Screen_Shot_2016-10-26_at_1.31.36_PM.png

 On behalf of District 37, I would like to send all who celebrate, warm wishes for a happy and healthy Rosh Hashanah, a good New Year!  During this High Holiday season in October, I extended to all who observed Yom Kippur, my wishes for an easy and meaningful fast. 

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Johnson's Journal - September 2016

Johnson’s Journal – September 2016 

From Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson – Deputy Speaker      

Never Forget 9/11                                                                                                 

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Sept. 11th is a solemn day of service and reflection. As we mark the 15th anniversary of 9/11, we honor and remember those who perished in the attacks on our country. We recall the enduring strength and courage of those who sacrificed all, in the service of others. 

 

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Johnson's Journal July/August 2016

Johnson’s Journal – July/August 2016 

From Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson – Deputy Speaker.

Chairman, Commerce and Economic Development Committee

Vice-Chairman, Judiciary Committee

Member, Budget Committee

Hillary: #ImWithHer

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As Hillary Clinton walked on to that stage and accepted the nomination for President of the United States she stepped into history. I couldn’t be more proud that my daughter and all Americans got to see Hillary’s profound accomplishment. The 2016 Democratic National Convention was transformational, a truly “Herstory” making event. Secretary Clinton’s success transcends gender, her example is an inspiration, not just for women, but for everyone.

Her leadership has advanced a campaign that is inclusive and centered on the unifying progress we make collectively when we work together. Her understanding of the complex issues we face as a country and her global insight makes her uniquely qualified to be our Commander-in-Chief.  Her voice speaks for us all – our values, our principles - our story.  I’m with Her!

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Johnson's Journal May/June 2016

Johnson’s Journal – May/June 2016 

From Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson – Deputy Speaker.

Chairman, Commerce and Economic Development Committee

Vice-Chairman, Judiciary Committee

Member, Budget Committee

Budget: EOF funding Update:

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Increasing access to higher education and job training that leads to a high-paying job - is a top priority.  As a member of the Assembly Budget Committee, I’m standing up to administration’s budget proposal that would cut New Jersey’s Educational Opportunity Funds by more than 6%.  EOF programs are an important lifeline for our students pursuing the dream of earning a degree.  These essential programs bring tutoring, counseling and vital support to students and families who are facing economic hardship.   The future of a community and the success of our children should not be defined by current financial difficulty.  This generation and the next, hold the promise of what is possible in New Jersey, we cannot let them down!

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Johnson's Journal - April 2016

Johnson’s Journal – April 2016 

From Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson – Deputy Speaker.

Chairman, Commerce and Economic Development Committee
Vice-Chairman, Judiciary Committee
Member, Budget Committee

 

Let's Get This Done, Governor

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Atlantic City residents are counting on the Governor to do the right thing here. Enough of the tough talk and the political grandstanding, let's meet at the table and figure out what is best for Atlantic City. We cannot leave the voice of public employees and city residents out of this discussion. As the members of legislature and the Governor, it is our obligation to look at all sides of an issue and take necessary action in the best interest of citizens of New Jersey. No more stalling.

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Johnson's Journal - March 2016

Johnson’s Journal – March 2016 

From Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson – Deputy Speaker.

Chairman, Commerce and Economic Development Committee

Vice-Chairman, Judiciary Committee

Member, Budget Committee

#CleanWater        

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Serious questions have been raised about the quality of drinking water in cities across our country.  We simply cannot allow the presence of lead in the water to become an unmanaged public safety threat that puts the community at risk.  I'll be joining my colleagues in introducing legislation aimed at protecting our children by requiring that all schools, every school building - public and private, have their water regularly tested for lead in drinking water.

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