Wouldn’t it be great, if you had an opportunity to sit down with EVERY candidate running for County, State and National Office and ask them questions about issues that greatly concern you, such as pensions, health insurance, PARCC, charters, vouchers, school funding and more?
Since this is almost impossible, what if some of your colleagues…fellow teachers, college professors, custodians, secretaries, aides, bus drivers, retirees, and lunch attendants…who work with you and live in your community…did it for you? After these colleagues, reviewed an in depth questionnaire, voting records and interviewed the candidate…would you be willing to listen to their educated and informed decision on which are the best candidates that will support public schools?
Well THAT is how the NJEA PAC Endorsement Process works! It is a bottom up….LOCAL…decision that advances upward! Here is a great article about the NJEA PAC Process.
It is VERY important that voters NOT get all their information about a candidate from a 30 second commercial. It is surprising how, even a commercial that is a lie, is allowed to air! From the political ads that you have seen about Senator Menendez, one may wonder why would any one vote for him…BUT it is important for voters to know the truth and perform independent research. Here is a great starter…an interview with the Senator. (In regards to the “indictment” commercials, notice they forget to mention that 1/2 the charges were dropped due to no evidence and that he was NOT convicted of ANY crime (10 jurors said NOT guilty!) and that Trump’s Justice Department is NOT prosecuting him? In the prostitute ad…they “forget” to mention that somebody bribed the women to make the claim.)
Attached are flyers of all of our NEA, NJEA and BCEA Endorsed Candidates: (Click Here if you don’t live in Bergen County to see the Endorsed Candidates throughout NJ.)