Action Alert
The Chance to Override the  Governor on Open Space is Within Our Reach!

Please call the offices of the following legislators to let them know that you want them to support the will of the voters and to ensure that constitutionally dedicated funds are spent as the voters intended!

Tell them that you want them to override the Governor! 

Senators to Call:
Allen (856) 314-8835
Kyrillos (732) 671-3206
Beck (732) 933-1591
Addiego (pronounced Add- e-A-go)(609) 654-1498
Connors (609) 693-6700
Oroho (973) 300-0200
​Pennacchio (973) 227-4012

Assembly Members to Call:
Wolfe (732) 840-9028
Brown (609) 677-8266
Handlin (732) 383-7820
Dancer (609) 758-0205
Clifton (732) 970-6386
Kean (pronounced Keen) (732) 974-0400
Ciatterelli (pronounced Chit-ah-relli) (908) 450-7064)

We need your help to continue New Jersey’s legacy of open space preservation.   

Background Information:
Twice the New Jersey legislature has passed, with bipartisan support, implementing legislation to guide the allocation of open space preservation funds approved by voters in November 2014. When first presented with the legislation, Governor Christie pocket vetoed it by failing to take action. After a new legislative session began in 2016, the legislature passed the measure again, sending it to the Governor’s desk once more. Recently, the Governor issued a conditional veto of the legislation which removes specificity which would responsibly guide how the funds are implemented. Among other issues, his changes would permit an unlimited portion of the funds to be used for any activities or personnel that may fall into the broad category of the operations or maintenance of open space, farmland, or historic properties. This is not the long-term care voters intended when supporting the stewardship of existing open space, and will most certainly result in diminished funds to preserve the open space needed to maintain clean water supplies and the many other benefits open space provides.
Thanks for all that you do to protect our water, air, and open spaces.
​About the New Jersey Highlands Coalition

We represent a diverse network of organizations - small and large, local, regional, statewide and national - and individuals with the common goal to protect, enhance and restore the New Jersey Highlands and to preserve the quality and quantity of drinking water both for the 850,000 people in the Highlands as well as the more than 4.6 million people in Northern and Central New Jersey who depend on Highlands water. For more information visit our website:

Thank you for all of your support! 
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