Help Make The Seeing Eye Dog New Jersey’s State Dog

Dear Seeing Eye supporters and friends,

On Monday, a bill that would make the Seeing Eye dog the state dog of New Jersey was sent to Governor Phil Murphy to sign. This bill was passed by unanimous vote in both the Assembly and Senate, but if Governor Murphy does not sign the bill soon, it will be vetoed. We need the governor to understand that The Seeing Eye dog is something special and unique that New Jersey can call its own. New Jersey is the only state where Seeing Eye dogs are bred, born, and trained, yet they make a worldwide impact.

Please help us ask Governor Murphy to sign this bill into law. Here’s how you can help:
1. Please call Governor Murphy’s office at 609-292-6000 or by using the form at https://nj.gov/governor/contact/ and tell him why you want him to sign this bill. Tell him your connection to The Seeing Eye and why the organization is meaningful to you. If you get a busy signal or voicemail full message, please try again until someone answers.
2. Please forward this email to your family and friends, asking them to join you in calling the Governor to express their support for this legislation.
3. Post on your social media and tag the Governor’s office, asking your network to join you in voicing their support for The Seeing Eye. We have created a sample post that you can copy and paste below.

Sample Social Media Post:
Join me in asking @GovMurphy to sign the bill S2849/A4590 to recognize the Seeing Eye® dog as state dog of NJ by calling 609-292-6000. More than 17k partnerships have been made between people & Seeing Eye dogs in the last 90 years and we think #seeingeyedogs are an important part of NJ’s heritage.

Melissa Allman
Senior Specialist, Advocacy and Government Relations
The Seeing Eye
P.O. Box 375, Morristown, NJ 07963-0375 (mail)
1 Seeing Eye Way, Morristown, NJ 07960-3378 (deliveries)
973-775-8350 | mallman@seeingeye.org | www.SeeingEye.org