Tell The NJ Legislature to Support the Good Samaritan Emergency Response Act

NATIONAL: Tell The NJ Legislature to Support the Good Samaritan Emergency Response Act

SSDP and other members of the overdose prevention coalition are working hard on a campaign to override Governor Christie’s veto of the 911 Good Samaritan bill. The only way we will be able to accomplish this goal is through the work of advocates like yourself! The following are ways in which we could really use your help:

A) Please take a moment to call your elected representative’s office and tell them that as a NJ constituent you support the Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, and your desire for the legislature to override Christie’s veto. Once you have called, please record your legislator’s response below. 


B) Please send your elected representatives an email urging them to override the Governor’s veto using our action center below.

C) Please take a moment to write a letter to the editor expressing your support for NJ’s Good Samaritan Drug Overdose Act, your disapproval with the Governor’s decision, and your desire for the legislature to override his veto. Please send this letter as soon as possible so that your comments are still relevant in terms of the media cycle. 

Writing an Letter-to-the-Editor in response to Christie’s decision:

In light of the Governor’s veto of the 911 Good Samaritan legislation, to keep this issue in the media, and demonstrate to the legislature that there is strong public support behind an override, please take a moment to write a letter to the editor (LTE) and submit it to the following addresses:
1. Star Ledger: eletters@starledger.com
2. Burlington County Times: letters@phillyBurbs.com
3. Courier Post: cpedit@courierpostonline.com
4. Gloucester County Times: gcletters@sjnewsco.com
5. Philadelphia Inquirer: inquirer.letters@phillynews.com
6. Asbury Park Press: yourviews@app.com
7. Trenton Times: letters@njtimes.com

TIPS FOR WRITING AND SENDING A LTE