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Budget Season Has Officially Begun!

We're calling on supporters like YOU to take action from now until June 30 to ensure that the State maintains its historic investments in reproductive health care and family planning funding!

With a robust combination of at home and in person action items, there is a place for you in this movement.

Scroll down to learn more and find out all the ways you can take action today! Be sure to check back often, as action opportunities will be updated regularly!

Wait...What's Budget Season Anyway?

Each year, the Governor and both chambers of the Legislature work together to pass the state's budget. This process begins with the Governor's Budget Address, typically in late February or early March, which includes the Governor's proposals and priorities for the coming year.

The Legislature then begins the process to prepare its own budget proposal, called the Appropriations Act, which must be signed into law by the Governor by June 30.

A Glance into this year's proposed budget

Click on the tiles below to learn more about each area included in this year's budget!

Family Planning Funding

Family planning funding supports a wide range of services at providers across the state, including federally qualified health centers, Planned Parenthoods, hospital-based providers, county health departments, and other non-profit providers. Family planning services include:

  • Lifesaving cancer screenings 
  • Affordable birth control
  • Testing and treatment for STIs and HIV
Funding to Increase Security and Improve Facilities

In 2022, a Planned Parenthood health center in New Brunswick lost their lease due to soaring disruptive protest activity. While a new health center was able to open less than a mile away in Franklin Township, the threats to abortion facilities are surging in intensity and frequency. Across the country reproductive health care providers are experiencing ever-increasing attacks, making funds to increase security protections an imperative investment in public safety.

When family planning funding is cut - as was the case during the eight years of the Christie Administration, totaling over $60 million - typically facility upgrades and improvements are on the chopping block. Given the increased demand for services coupled with the historic impact of 8 years with no funding, investing in reproductive health care facilities is imperative to serving some of the State’s most vulnerable residents.

Funding to Train Reproductive Health Care Providers

With the 2021 Board of Medical Examiners decision to allow advanced practice clinicians to provide abortions, it is important that these newly eligible providers are able to receive training. Amidst nationwide healthcare staffing shortages, investments in provider training strengthens and fortifies the reproductive health care workforce.

Now It's Time for You to Take Action.

We'll be straight with you— finalizing the budget is a long, oftentimes grueling process that will require dedication, patience, and some stamina on getting this done. This process is democracy at work.

When the going gets tough, remember that the state's continued investment in reproductive health care has a real and direct impact on our ability to provide care for our patients, which is at the core of what we do.

We're counting on you to keep the energy high and keep the advocacy going from now until June 30.

Choose Time Commitment:

Life gets busy. We understand. No matter how much time you can commit to giving, it will make a real difference.

Click below to find out which actions you can take that fit your schedule!


Email Your Elected Officials

We've made it as easy as possible for you to send a super quick, but impactful message to your state legislators! Click below to take action now!

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Follow Us on Social Media

Stay up-to-date on our issues and engage with our content to help spread the word! Click below to follow us on each platform.

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Use Your Voice (Literally)

Using your voice is so important. Click below for tips on how to call your state elected officals' district office and let them know that you support level family planning funding in the FY 2024 budget.

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Grab Some Pen and Paper

Not a fan of talking on the phone or looking to really make sure your message gets across? Click below to learn how to write a handwritten letter to your state legislators' district officies in support of level family planning funding in the FY 2024 budget!

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Attend an Event (or Two, or Three)

Whether you join us in person across the state or digitally from the comfort of your home, our events provide an opportunity to connect, build community, and take collective action because together, we win. Click below to check out all of our upcoming events!

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Help Spread the Word by Phone Banking

Can't make it to an upcoming event? No worries! You can help us build the movement and engage supporters by making phone calls to spread the word. Click below to sign up for a shift today!

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Help Fuel the Fight

Please consider making a gift to Planned Parenthood Action Fund of New Jersey to help fuel this fight and the ones ahead.

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