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Your Update from Lead-Free NJ

March 7, 2023
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February Membership Meeting
Lead-Free NJ members met on February 28 to share resources, share lead impact stories, and brainstorm ways to continue incorporating equity into everything we do. A panel discussion was held to discuss how Lead-Free NJ partners work together, engage communities, and offer opportunities for support. Read about our panelists here. To join Lead-Free NJ as an individual, organization, or both, click here. We want to hear from you!
Panel discussion at the Lead-Free NJ February Membership Meeting. Top row from left to right: Elyse Pivnick, Diane Schrauth, Kelvin Boddy. Bottom row from left to right: Yvette Jordan, Ruth Ann Norton.
Did you miss the membership meeting on February 28? No problem! Watch the recording in English or Español.
Lead-Free NJ Statement on
Governor Murphy's Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Address
Governor Murphy outlined spending priorities for the state of New Jersey in his budget address this week. LFNJ is encouraged by the emphasis on needed affordable housing, and maintaining the best public education in the nation. As we pursue these initiatives, it is imperative that the places we live and learn are lead-free environments. We must make sure that homes, schools, and childcare facilities are safe, and that health care initiatives are adequate to fund childhood lead testing, as well as address both the physical and cognitive health effects of lead exposure.
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The Mission of Lead-Free NJ

About 4,000 children in NJ are lead-poisoned every year. Many of these children reside in low-income communities and/or communities of color and are most at risk because investments have not been made to remove lead from its most common sources—paint, water, and soil. Lead-Free NJ is a collaborative made up of neighbors, friends, families, faith leaders, professionals, and elected officials working together to #GetTheLeadOut. 

Staff Contact Information
Heather Sorge, Program Manager
New Jersey Future
(609) 262-3646 (direct)
Suzanne Aptman
Community Liaison, LFNJ; Program Manager, Sewage-Free Streets and Rivers
New Jersey Future