You hit it OUT OF THE PARK. We love all the photos that Locals are sending of their #MayDay activities! Just amazing!
And, we have also gotten the attention and open support of local, county, state, and federal legislators and this is all because of OUR MEMBERS.
This recognition is because of the work that our members do, every day, selflessly and earnestly, in our public schools.
We are off to an AMAZING START.
LET’S KEEP IT GOING. For how long??…I know is the next logical question.
Let’s keep the ribbons up, at least until June 30th, which is the end of the school year, as well as the legislative fiscal year.
No, not everyone has gotten the message.
But we are not done sending the message, either.
Let’s keep up the ribbons as a display of unity and as a reminder as to how many of us there really are. Let’s offer them to our neighbors, friends, community members, small store owners, and other colleagues around the state.
Let’s keep going until we can’t drive down one block in Bergen County without seeing a red ribbon on a tree, fence post, mailbox, lamp post, or railing.
LET’S KEEP GOING UNTIL THE MAJORITY OF LEGISLATORS, IN THIS STATE, DO RIGHT BY ALL OF US, PASSING THE BILLS THAT WILL #FIXTHEUNFAIRNESS!
Our ribbons are starting to catch on in other counties…
NJEA members from around the state see our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BCEA.NJEA/), and they are beginning to display their own ribbons.
Thank you…wholeheartedly…for your work!
A special Thank You to Local Presidents…who are the stalwart backbone of this Association, and we honor you for all the work that you have done.
With warmest regards and deepest thanks,
Sue, Andy, Esther, and Jenn
PS: Be Part of Our 10K Challenge: See Postcard Below:
PPS: Please remember to post ALL your actions on social media and send them to us. We MUST raise awareness among all and social media outreach IS KEY.
Don’t forget to send the emails and sign up for the NJEA PAC:
Email Blasts: All members will join together to send all these emails at once: Chapter 78 Email, ESP Rights Email, Stop Vouchers Email, Support Student Loan Forgiveness Email, Support Special Education (IDEA) Funding Email.
NJEA Political Action Committee (NJEA PAC) Drive: Members will sign up to voluntarily donate $2 or $3 a month to support candidates that support our public schools. The money can also be used for television commercials to raise awareness on issues that affect our schools and members. This event is vitally important because millionaires and billionaires spend huge sums of money to “get their candidates’ message out there.” By uniting thousands of small donations, OUR candidates can get their message out, too!
Red Ribbon Campaign: Locals are encouraging members and public school supporters to put a RED RIBBON on their homes, mailbox or tree to show your support for NJ”s great public schools.
Walk Ins: All Members meet outside of their school buildings and “walk in” unity.
Attend a Lobby Day in Trenton:
Wear RED on Wednesdays