LAMPITT: NEW ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE TO "PUT FAMILIES FIRST"

Chairwoman Announces Priorities for Newly Formed Assembly Women and Children Committee

Today Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt thanked Assembly leadership for appointing her chair of the new Assembly Women and Children Committee in the 215th Legislature, also announcing the committee’s priorities.

“I am thankful to Speaker Oliver and Majority Leader Greenwald, who have shown great insight to New Jersey’s values in establishing this committee,” said Lampitt. “Over the past two years, the Christie administration has slashed women’s health care, afterschool programs, school aid and other important programs for our residents.”

“I’m proud to announce that this committee will put families first, standing up for the priorities of New Jersey’s women and children at a critical time,” said Lampitt.

Throughout her service in the Assembly, Lampitt has been a key advocate advancing the interests of women and children in New Jersey. A leader of the effort to restore funding for women’s health care, Lampitt has also championed efforts to cut down on teen “sexting”, reduce bullying in schools, and raise awareness for mental health and suicide prevention for teens.

“Our committee will focus on a range of issues facing New Jersey’s families, from examining the access and affordability of health care to women and children to creating economic opportunity for women and women-owned businesses,” said Lampitt. “Women make up a disproportionate number of our unemployed, at a time when New Jersey’s unemployment rate is higher than both the national average and our neighboring states. I look forward to our committee working on initiatives to create jobs and address this serious problem.”

“I look forward to working together with my colleagues to address these important challenges,” said Lampitt.