Who We Are
The New Jersey Psychology – Political Action Committee (“NJP-PAC”) is a voluntary, non-profit political action committee comprised of a board of trustees, consisting of New Jersey Psychological Association (“NJPA”) members/psychologists. NJP-PAC is a separate entity, and is not affiliated with any political party or other political committee.

Purposes of NJP-PAC
1. NJP-PAC shall make contributions, from funds received from NJP-PAC contributors, to candidates for office and political committees in New Jersey who have demonstrated their interest in and support of psychology, without regard to party affiliation.

2.  NJP-PAC shall solicit funds to be distributed in such a manner as to advance the stature of the profession of psychology in New Jersey.


3. NJP-PAC shall appoint NJPA members to attend fundraising events to represent the profession of psychology.

4. NJP-PAC will create educational articles and flyers for New Jersey legislators about the science and profession of psychology. NJP-PAC will offer grassroots training opportunities and/or articles for NJPA and NJPA affiliate members on how to best engage with New Jersey legislators to share information on the science and profession of psychology.  NJP-PAC can set up meet and greets with NJPA and NJPA affiliate members and legislators to discuss the science and profession of psychology.

Psychologists during this ongoing pandemic
New Jersey Psychology – Political Action Committee
 

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic, even during the reopening phase, is stressful for New Jersey residents, communities, and legislators. Fear and anxiety about the virus and what could happen and has happened can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress in a healthy way will make our New Jersey residents and communities stronger. 

CoVID-19 has created a moment in time when psychologists must provide information and education to our local legislators about mental health and support legislators who promote quality mental health care in the State of New Jersey. Ongoing this year, psychologists will be virtually meeting with legislators, hosting forums to discuss mental healthcare with community and institution leadership, creating educational Podcasts for distribution, and writing educational articles for publication. 

How can you help support our efforts?  Please consider donating to the NJP-PAC. The role of NJP-PAC is to support legislators who have demonstrated their interest in and support of psychology, without regard to party affiliation. NJP-PAC solicits funds to be distributed in such a manner as to advance the stature of the profession of psychology in New Jersey. The generous financial contributions of our membership are critical to accomplish our advocacy program.  We are most appreciative of those members who are able to contribute an amount greater than one session.  

The reality is that without a financial commitment to our NJP-PAC, our ability to sustain support of legislators who promote quality mental healthcare in NJ will become increasingly difficult.  We would like to thank our members who have already contributed to NJP-PAC, as well as those members contributing now for the first time.   Thank you in advance for your support. 

2021 NJP-PAC Officers
President Barry Katz, PhD
Treasurer Mark Singer, EdD
Secretary Ken Freundlich, PhD
Executive Director Keira Boertzel-Smith
Government Affairs Agent Jon Bombardieri
 

Donors can make a one-time contribution or you can consider making a more significant pledge with the option to make flexible payments over time. PLEASE NOTE: Once you make this selection, recurring payments will be automatically deducted as designated from the credit card you utilized at the time initial payment was processed.  Payments will not automatically renew at the completion of the recurring payment cycle.  If you wish to donate again, it will require completing a new transaction.

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