At the prompting of former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy, representatives from New Way for New Jersey today
delivered 3,332 petitions to the New Jersey General Assembly minority office, calling for legislators to override Governor Chris Christie’s vetoes of two gun safety bills.
The override efforts failed, but not before the reps delivered the petitions.
“The epidemic of gun violence plaguing our nation calls for bipartisan solutions, not political posturing,” said Murphy. “It is a sad day in New Jersey when Governor Christie’s political allies are more concerned with his prospects in Iowa and New Hampshire than with keeping our families safe from harm.
“When we started New Way for New Jersey, I promised that we would create a movement that would mobilize New Jersyans to push for progressive values,” added the possible 2017 gubernatorial candidate. “Our movement is growing because New Jerseyans are sick and tired of the same old political horse trading that puts the interests of politicians ahead of the interests of our middle-class families. So when thousands of people across our state take the time this holiday season to plead for common-sense measures that would keep our communities safe, Governor Christie and his political enablers should pay attention.”