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Brothers and Sisters,
National FOP President Patrick Yoes has written to all of our Nation’s Governors urging them to amend State and local workman’s compensation laws through executive or legislative action and establish a presumption that law enforcement officers who contract the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) did so in the line of duty. (See attached letter).
Message From the President
Brothers and Sisters, I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and okay in this unprecedented time during the Pandemic emergency of the Coronavirus. As a first responder, you are on the frontline responding to calls and situations of those who are both infected with the virus and those who are not. Thank you for all you have done, doing now, and will do in the future. This is going to be a marathon and not a sprint. You and your families, as always, continue to make huge sacrifices for the citizens of New Jersey.
At this time, I am directing you to stop all Public Local FOP Lodge Meetings and Public Local Executive Board Meetings for the month of April. This is necessary so that we are in step with the National and State Of Emergencies that have been declared. I feel that by the end of April, we will have a better handle on the virus and will act accordingly from then on.
We will wait to make decisions on events that are schedule beyond that until after we get through the month of April. We will make it through this difficult time and be stronger. I want to stress that if you do have to venture out, continue to use social distancing to keep yourself and your families safe.
Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal sent out the following law enforcement directive yesterday instructing all law enforcement agencies and officers on the appropriate use of COVID-19 information from public health officers.
Following is language lifted from the actual directive. To read the full directive, please click the link below and feel free to print this directive for members of your Lodge.
“Law enforcement officers across New Jersey have requested additional information to protect themselves when responding to calls for service at addresses where individuals with COVID-19 reside. To address these concerns, the Office of the Attorney General immediately engaged with the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH). In response, on March 18, 2020, NJDOH issued a memorandum to all New Jersey Local Public Health Officers instructing them to share with law enforcement limited information regarding those addresses where an individual has tested positive for COVID-19, but at the same time placing careful limits on both the use and dissemination of that information. The sharing of this limited information is authorized by the Emergency Health Powers Act, specifically N.J. Stat. Ann. 26:13-13-1, et seq. That decision will aid us in keeping our law enforcement officers healthy and safe, while at the same time protecting the privacy of all New Jersey residents.“
The 2nd Annual Night at the Blueclaws event will be held on 07/24/2020 at 7:05 pm. This year’s process has been streamlined and much of the confusion we had last year in regards to purchasing has been corrected.
There are two choices for the event:
- Picnic Area Seating which includes 1st Base side seating with a (2) hour all you can eat buffet. Adults are 30.95 and Children are 21.90
- $15 Boardwalk Bundle- includes a ticket to the game, hot dog, soda, ice cream, and a boardwalk game ticket.
Also included in the night, regardless of the option you purchase are:
- Post Game Kids run the bases
- Post Game Fireworks
- It is also Star Wars night, they will have various characters around the stadium
For more info, contact Mike Kasel at 732-415-7719
The deadline or purchase is July 17th, 2020.
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, the New Jersey State Fraternal Order of Police Board of Directors met and voted to endorse legislative candidates listed below for the November 5th Election. The entire NJ State Assembly has all 80 seats up for grabs. Currently, there are 54 Dems and 26 Reps in the Assembly. At the time of the legislative committee meeting, on September 11th, the FOP Legislative Committee had made Assembly recommendations and only one special State Senate election to be considered. However, since that meeting, Senator Anthony Bucco of the 25th Legislative District died unexpectedly of a heart attack. No decision for replacement in that Senate seat has been recommended at this time.
President Robert W. Fox said, “We are pleased with the good work our Legislative Committee members have done. They have recommended exceptional candidates who support law enforcement and have the interest of our brothers and sisters at heart. “
Listed are the endorsements for the Assembly races and the one State Senate special election. In total 53 Democrats and 11 Republicans have been endorsed.
One special election will be held in the 1st Legislative District (All of Cape May and Parts of Atlantic and Cumberland Counties) to complete the unexpired term of Jeff Van Drew who resigned on January 2, 2019 following his election to Congress. On January 15th Assemblyman Bob Andrezejczak was sworn in to replace Van Drew. The Republican challenger is Michael Testa. The Committee recommends endorsing Andrezejczak.
*** Incumbent candidates are highlighted in bold.
LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS CANDIDATES
District 1 R. Bruce Land (D)
Matthew Milam (D)
District 2 Vincent Mazzeo (D)
John Armato (D)
District 3 John Burzichelli (D)
Adam Taliaferro (D)
District 4 Paul Moriarty (D)
Gabriela Mosquera (D)
District 5 William Spearman (D)
William Moen Jr. (D)
District 6 Louis Greenwald (D)
Pamela Lampitt (D)
District 7 Herbert Conaway Jr. (D)
Carol Murphy (D)
District 8 Gina LaPlaca (D)
Mark Natale (D)
District 9 No endorsement
District 10 No endorsement
District 11 Eric Houghtaling (D)
Joann Downey (D)
District 12 Ronald Dancer (R)
Robert Clifton (R)
District 13 Serena DiMaso (R)
Gerard Scharfenberger (R)
District 14 Wayne DeAngelo (D)
Dan Benson (D)
District 15 Verlina Reynolds-Jackson (D)
Anthony Verrelli (D)
District 16 Andrew Zwicker (D)
Roy Freiman (D)
District 17 Joseph Egan (D)
District 18 Nancy Pinkin (D)
Robert Karabinchak (D)
District 19 Craig Coughlin (D)
Yvonne Lopez (D)
District 20 Annette Quijano (D)
Jamel Holley (D)
District 21 Jon Bramnick (R)
Nancy Munoz (R)
District 22 Linda Carter (D)
James Kennedy (D)
District 23 No endorsement
District 24 Harold Wirths (R)
District 25 Darcy Dreger (D)
Anthony Bucco, Jr. (R)
District 26 No endorsement
District 27 Mila Jasey (D)
District 28 Ralph Caputo (D)
District 29 Eliana Pintor Marin (D)
Shanique Speight (D)
District 30 Sean Kean (R)
District 31 Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D)
Angela McKnight (D)
District 32 Angelica Jimenez (D)
Pedro Mejia (D)
District 33 Annette Chiaparro (D)
Raj Mukherji (D)
District 34 Thomas Giblin (D)
District 35 Benjie Wimberly (D)
Shavonda Sumter (D)
District 36 Clinton Calabrese (D)
Gary Schaer (D)
District 37 Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D)
Gordon Johnson (D)
District 38 Lisa Swain
P. Christopher Tully
District 39 Holly Schepisi
District 40 No endorsements