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For those just joining, please read past updates as well -- this fund has been going on for almost a year, and a lot of changes have happened.
For the most recent update, ready below:
LAWSUIT #1: We started with just a Federal Lawsuit (EO violate Constitutional Rights) with a $50,000 legal fund goal. The brief was filed and the state pushed back, offering little data to back up their points. Bruce filed for discovery on all emails, meetings, and data they studied to write EO 251, and the Judge denied the discovery request. Judge McNulty asked both sides for more information, denied a TRO in September, and then denied our request for an injunction 2 months later. Bruce immediately filed an appeal and wrote the brief, filing in in Federal Appeals court.
TIMING: We filed the appeal in early December and are waiting for a hearing date, which could be in 30 days or less. The appeals court is supposed to be timely.
LAWSUIT #2: Bruce Afran, putting in hundreds of hours in research, saw another angle we could win - the emergency orders are under the Disaster Control Act, which gives the Governor no legal basis for mandating health orders. So he wrote the brief and filed Lawsuit #2 in State Appellate Court for a hearing on the argument that the Governor has no legal authority to write the EOs based on the reasoning and the data the State gives for declaring it. You can find the state's response on FreeNJKids.com and our FB Page Free NJ Kids, they offer little to no real statistics to defend the school masking mandates. This raised our legal fund goal to $100,000.
TIMING: Bruce filed the brief January 6th, the state responded to our brief around January 16th, and the State Appellate Court should hear this case around Feb 1st, but this is not guaranteed and it could happen in late February.
NOW BRUCE IS FILING ANOTHER LAWSUITS on behalf of Free NJ Kids (and citizens at this point) and our Legal Fund goal is $150,000. To do this on your own would easily cost just as much for the genius of Bruce Afran's research and legal arguments to win back our freedoms for everyone in New Jersey. Together, with millions of supporters, $150,000 is a drop in the bucket -- some can give more than others, and we simply ask for whatever you can give. If we all contribute what we can and spread the word, this legal fund goal will be reached in no time. As they say, freedom isn't free.
Lengthy and BIG UPDATE on *new* lawsuit (taken from my FB post on Free NJ Kids)
It's actually getting worse now: vax cards for Newark, masks for restaurants in Princeton, more for Asbury Park....
Kids are missing half the year for arbitrary "close contact"- out for 10 days (or is it 5? who knows) with negative test and NO symptoms. Working parents who now can't work because of child quarantined? Sorry, your tax dollars you contributed to educate your child mean nothing.
And who is going to Devils games, or the Justin Bieber concert March 31st, both in Newark? You must show your Vax card or you can't go. Says who? They can't make these rules. THEY CANNOT MAKE THESE RULES. But they will try until they are sued and told no.
That's where we come in.
For those suffering from township mask or proof of vaccine mandates (illegal) or school districts who quarantine healthy kids or force testing on teachers when they are healthy.... Read on:
**NEW** LAWSUIT BEING FILED BY FREE NJ KIDS and BRUCE AFRAN: NEED PLAINTIFFS, please read:
How is Free NJ Kids fighting back now? By bringing legal suit to New Jersey Dept. Of Community Affairs for the overreach Municipalities have taken AND suing the Department of Education for the overreach school districts have taken. We are suing to force them to order that no town OR school district has the right to enforce vaccine card, tests, masks, and quarantining practices that are truly educational neglect in every form. ***These departments are staying silent when they already know townships and BOEs do not have this right, they are just taking it*** and it is up to people like all of us to say STOP. YOU HAVE NO RIGHT.
It's like so many of us said 2 years ago with the "2 weeks to slow the spread" ...If you give up your rights just like that, without question, they don't just give them back to you. You will have to fight to get them back!"
And here we are.
Please find all legal briefs, the state's responses, and more on our Free NJ Kids facebook page, or our website FreeNJKids.com
Together, our voices will be heard!
Summer of 2021:
***Past Updates: We are less than $3000 away from our $50,000 goal! That is how loud we are making our voices heard on behalf of the 1.4 million kids in New Jersey who have been forced to be masked for up to 8 hours a day for more than a year and a half now. Our lawsuit is filed in Federal District Court and is unlike any other that has been filed in the past. Read Bruce Afran's Complaint by clicking here: https://8e81c69c-af5d-4ce4-a485-3addf6586c5d.filesusr.com/ugd/30ba77_51ca9e41938c45f4a19abf324de5282f.pdf
***Approx May of 2021: The passing of the governor's Executive Orders into law, while upsetting, has made our case simpler and more direct. Bruce Afran has streamlined our case going directly to the First Amendment of the Constitution, of which we believe there are clear violations. The plan is to file end of this or early next week. Stay tuned for updates as to the day of the filing, you can bet we will be blasting it all over Facebook.
The stories from parents all over the state about how their children have been harmed emotionally, psychologically, and physically by the mask mandate in schools - in many cases without account for the child's health or disability rights - are more than concerning. *REVISED** With the passing of these arbitrary mandates in actual law, the line has been drawn. This is a clear and present danger to our Constitutional First Amendment protection from laws such as these.
That's why we hired the best Constitutional Attorney in New Jersey, Bruce Afran, to bring this dilemma to the court. This new legislation is a violation of our Constitutional rights, and we are standing up loud and clear saying ENOUGH. Let the Federal Court speak to this.
Want to join our class action lawsuit and make your voice heard? Contribute any amount and be a part of history. You will be standing up for our freedoms and the freedoms of those who come after us. We ask for donations of $250 or more, but any amount you give will help us reach our goal.
You can also contribute anonymously.
Mr. Afran is the sole beneficiary and is the only one who can receive funds from this.
The $50,000 legal fund for Bruce Afran includes funding for:
--Mr. Afran moving for Injunctive Relief to stop these practices,
-- which will involve a Complaint,
-- A detailed written briefing,
-- transcripts from the court for every hearing
-- an expert witness
--and possibly a trial.
An Injunctive Relief means the court process is sped up due to the emergent nature of the filing. Doing this alone would cost someone around $10,000, so what we are asking is a fraction of the cost to get even better representation and attention to your children.
We expect to file in mid-June with a resolution before September. Please see our website www.FreeNJKids.com for more details and video links to meetings with Bruce.
For updates, follow our FB Page Class Action Suit EO Free NJ Kids
or go to our website www.FreeNJKids.com.