Hundreds of members of the State PBA packed the State House and State House Annex today to witness the legislative process in action and to send a message to Trenton that PBA members are paying attention to them.
"I was very impressed with today's turnout and the impression we made on the members of the Senate and Assembly today was obvious", State PBA President Pat Colligan said. "The response from legislators from our appearance today showed we left our mark."
State PBA leadership and members attended Committee meetings and the Assembly Voting Session and met with legislators from across the State. Senate Law and Public Safety Committee Chairman Norcross opened his Committee meeting by inviting PBA President Colligan and PBA Director of Government Affairs Rob Nixon to speak to the Committee about the PBA's concerns before a standing room only crowd of PBA members. Senate Education Committee Chair Teresa Ruiz also acknowledged the large crowd of PBA members in attendance at her hearing. Throughout the day, legislators sought out PBA members for conversations and pictures.
"I hope this is the first of many successful trips to Trenton for our members and that with our large showing today that we have sent a message to Trenton that our members are active, engaged and ready to come to the capitol at a moments notice", Colligan continued.