TRENTON, NJ - Legislation Assemblywoman Nancy Pinkin (D-18) sponsored to make it easier for New Jersey residents to make voluntary taxpayer contributions to honor World War II veterans was recently signed into law.

The new law (formerly bill A-445) allows New Jersey residents to contribute to the New Jersey World War II Veterans' Memorial Fund via their gross income tax returns. The fund provides financial support for the World War II Memorial across from the Statehouse in Trenton.

"Justice and freedom won along with the Allied forces during World War II. Preserving the World War II Veterans' Memorial is about preserving our faith in, and commitment to, those ideals," said Pinkin (D-Middlesex). "With a new means of giving to this worthy cause, more New Jersey residents will consider making a contribution and keeping the memory of World War II veterans alive long into the future."

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The bill was also sponsored by Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo (D-Atlantic). 

The Assembly approved the measure 75-0 on June 22.

Assemblywoman Pinkin represents the 18th Legislative District which includes East Brunswick, Edison, Helmetta, Highland Park, Metuchen, South Plainfield and South River.  She was first elected to the Assembly in 2013 after serving on the East Brunswick Town Council since 2005.  The Assemblywoman was re-elected in November 2015.