I wanted to take this opportunity to update you all on the latest news from around New Jersey and resources for assistance. I hope that these updates are helpful to you and your loved ones at this time. As always, should you need any assistance please do not hesitate to reach out to my office through email at [email protected] or by phone at 201-541-1118.
This past January I was sworn into my eighth term as a member of the General Assembly and my fourth term as Deputy Speaker. I am humbled and honored to represent District 37 in the legislature.
This 2020-2021 legislative session, I am proud to announce that I have been selected to serve as the inaugural chair of the Assembly Committee on Aging and Senior Services. New Jersey is home to a growing and diverse older adult population, the mission of this committee will be to assess the needs of New Jersey’s aging population and work to support them across the spectrum of living. As Chair of this committee I will be a voice for New Jersey’s aging population.
In addition, I will also serve as a member of the Assembly Human Services and the Assembly Tourism, Gaming and the Arts Committees.
As a new year and decade begins to unfold, I look forward to another successful term in the General Assembly as I strive to make New Jersey a great place to live. I am confident that 2020 will be yet another year of progress for the Garden State.
“Our fight against human trafficking is one of the great human rights causes of our time. I’m talking about the injustice, the outrage, of human trafficking, which must be called by its true name- modern slavery.”
- President Barack Obama
In 2013 I was proud to sponsor New Jersey’s landmark Human Trafficking Prevention, Protection and Treatment Act, expanding resources and protections for survivors and strengthening our State’s legal ability to prosecute traffickers.
I believe that this law was a major step forward in New Jersey’s ability to fight human trafficking; it was also a major step forward in how our State responds to and treats survivors.
It is now 2020 and there is far more work left to be done. That’s why I was proud to join Liz Corsini of the Bergen Family Center, Lauren Hersh of World Without Exploitation and author Rebecca Bender to discuss sex trafficking in New Jersey.Read more