Primary Election Changed To September 18
Assemblywoman Audrey I. Pheffer has announced that the Assembly recently passed legislation that she supported to reschedule the state's 2007 primary election for Tuesday Sept. 18. Primary day was originally scheduled to be held on the traditional second Tuesday of September, which this year falls on September 11.
"The memories of the tragic and horrific events of Sept. 11, 2001, are always with us," said Pheffer. "It's important that on the anniversary of that terrible day we take the time to pay tribute to those who so unfairly and so brutally had their lives taken from them." Assemblywoman Pheffer added that moving the primary date from Sept. 11 recognizes the significance of the World Trade Center and Pentagon attacks, which occurred six years ago this year, and marks the state's respect for the victims.
"Sept. 11 is a day of national remembrance as we continue to grieve the loss of our loved ones and fellow Americans," said Pheffer. "It's important that the day be reserved for reflection."
The bill has passed the Senate and is awaiting the Governor's anticipated approval.