Here’s what’s new on the pension front:
Action of the Week: Tell the Senate to post the resolution
The deadline is fast approaching and all eyes are on the Senate to pass the resolution for responsible pension funding. They have until August 8 to pass the resolution in order for it to appear on the November ballot, but we want them to act before then. There’s a voting session scheduled for
August 1; contact your senator and urge him/her to tell Senate President Sweeney to post SCR-2 and give voters a voice on responsible pension funding.
Want to see the action up close? Check njea.org next week for Lobby Day registration and join NJEA leaders, members and lobbyists on August 1 as we push the Senate into action.
Share of the Week: Keeping the promise on pension funding
Retired NJEA members Ed Komczyck and Miriam Reichenbach are back on the airwaves, educating voters about the state’s pension promise to educators. Watch them advocate for you and share it with your social networks.
http://www.njea.org/njea-media/images/Tiffin.jpgSpotlight of the Week: Meet our Summer Fellows
This week, NJEA kicked off its newest piece of the constitutional campaign effort: the Summer Fellowship program. Over 300 active and retired NJEA members are working to educate, motivate, and activate other NJEA members to get the amendment passed this November. Meet Tiffin Carter, an early career member from East Orange, who tells us that she became a summer fellow because she believes “…the vote to make sure educators and other service members (have funded pensions) is imperative to our future! I want to be part of a huge movement in making sure that future is secure.”