For more than 2 years, the NJ LEAD-K / Advocates for Deaf children task force has worked hard in favor of two Bills- S2044 and S2045. They are respectively, the Deaf Child Bill of Rights and LEAD-K.
The bills have passed unanimously in both houses of the NJ Legislature. The last hurdle is for Governor Phil Murphy to sign them into law! So exciting!!!
Please take a moment to call the Governor’s staff number at 609 292-6000.
Begin by giving your name and tell the staff member you are calling to ask that our Governor signs both bills (S2044, S2045) that have recently passed in the Senate and the Assembly.
You could add that because this has been such a long process and is a very emotional issue to the Deaf community all over our country, we are hopeful that the Governor will have a signing event to commemorate (celebrate) the passage of these bills. End with thank you for taking the message.
Please make that call! Every call counts!
Every Child Deserves a Voice. It is our HUMAN RIGHT to communicate and have access to a language we can acquire naturally, without obstacle.