Senate Republicans Launch “Give It Back” Initiative

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New Jersey Senate Republicans are launching the “Give It Back” initiative to give New Jerseyans an opportunity to tell Governor Phil Murphy in a unified voice to give back everything he has taken from them over the past two years.

“Governor Murphy has taken so much from New Jerseyans since the start of the pandemic,” said Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho (R-24). “He’s taken money, he’s taken power, and he’s taken rights, choices, and freedoms from every single New Jerseyan. We’re going to help New Jerseyans to send him the message that it’s time to Give It Back.”

Senate Republicans will engage the public to join the Give It Back initiative through traditional and social media, direct outreach, and an online petition where New Jerseyans can join the movement and demonstrate their support.

“It’s clear that people are fed up with all of the executive orders and mandates, but Governor Murphy stubbornly refuses to listen,” said Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13). “For all of the things Governor Murphy has taken from each of us, we’re going to help New Jerseyans to tell him in a unified voice he can’t ignore, ‘Give It Back.’”

The senators are asking New Jerseyans to post short videos on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram telling Governor Murphy what he’s taken from them, and to give it back. Social posts can be shared with the #GiveItBack hashtag.

“It’s not just Republicans who think Governor Murphy has gone too far, there’s an increasing number of Democrats who realize they’ve let the governor take too much from them under the false premise he could keep them safe,” added Senator Michael Testa (R-1). “More and more New Jerseyans are realizing they’re not better off for having given up their parental rights, their vaccine choice, or all of the other freedoms that were stripped away by executive order. We encourage every single New Jerseyan to join us in telling Governor Murphy to ‘Give It Back.’”

The online petition can be signed at

Your Money: GIVE IT BACK!

Governor Murphy took an extra $3+ billion in tax collections this year from New Jerseyans that the state wasn’t expecting and doesn’t need. He must give back that money to New Jersey’s overburdened taxpayers.

Your Voice: GIVE IT BACK!

Governor Murphy took power from the people and their elected legislators by granting himself emergency powers and ruling by executive order. He must give back the power and stop the mandates.

Parental Rights: GIVE IT BACK!

Governor Murphy took away parental rights by issuing mask mandates for toddlers and children in school and day care. He must give parents back their rights to make important decisions for their children and families.

COVID Vaccine Choice: GIVE IT BACK!

Governor Murphy took vaccine choice from government employees, health care workers, and many others by threatening their jobs if they don’t get the COVID-19 vaccine. He must give back vaccine choice to New Jerseyans who shouldn’t have to trade their medical freedom for the right to earn a living.

Economic Freedom: GIVE IT BACK!

Governor Murphy took economic freedom through orders and mandates that destroyed one-third of New Jersey’s small business and still threaten many more. He must give back economic freedom and the right to make important decisions to the employers of millions of New Jerseyans who are struggling to stay in business

Safe Streets: GIVE IT BACK!

Governor Murphy took away our safe streets by releasing 40% of the inmates from state prisons, leading to a surge in crime. He must give back our safe streets by stopping his dangerous plan to release more criminals into our communities.