“NEA members and partners around the country continue to educate and organize around racial justice in education. To support these important efforts, NEA’s Human & Civil Rights Department has developed a resource site centered on Black Lives Matter at School. Here you will find stories detailing how educators and students are organizing for racial justice, resources from locals, school districts, & partners, and art and videos for members and allies to use to educate, engage and take action for racial justice in education.”
Dear FTEA Members,
Please find below an email from Marie Blistan, our NJEA president. Below are two links – one is about Urban Hope, and how detrimental it is to the public schools in Camden, and the other is a link for members to take action against this legislation. Please consider making your voice heard.
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From: Marie Blistan
Date: Tue, Jan 2, 2018 at 9:33 PM
Subject: Urban Hope and TAKE ACTION -please
To: Marie Blistan
Cc: Annalisa Russell
Good evening, FTR presidents . We received word that the Urban Hope Act proposed legislation is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Budget Committee on Thursday.
As noted previously, NJEA is OPPOSED to this bill which will further hurt our students and public schools in Camden. The following link is an excellent Op-Ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer by Camden EA President Keith Jones.
We are asking for your help to get the word out to your members to TAKE ACTION through the link below that is on our website.
THANK YOU for your help and support, and I hope that your first day back was a smooth one for all of you! -m
NEW JERSEY EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
180 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 08607
p. 609-599-4561 x2323
Classroom Close-up, NJ
October 25, 2017
On Tuesday, November 7, one of two things will happen. The first option is we elect Andrew Zwicker and Roy Freiman, our endorsed candidates for Assembly in Legislative District 16. They will fight to fund our pension, protect our members from privatization, and get rid of the PARCC.
The other option is we stay home. We fail to secure the future for our students, our families, and our profession. We sit on the sidelines as anti-public education candidates overrun our community.
The NJEA will be the difference in this election, one way or the other. We NEED your support to win this battle! Here’s how you can help:
- Canvass (MOST IMPORTANT!!!): Join other NJEA members as we knock on doors to help the campaign. It’s easy and fun, and everyone will have a partner or team. Lunch will also be provided. Click the link to sign up!
- Saturday, 11/4 in Hillsborough from 12-3 PM
- Sunday, 11/5 in Montgomery from 12-3 PM
- Phone Bank: There are still lots of opportunities to make phone calls at the campaign offices. Click the link to see dates and locations.
- Social Media: Sign up for our Thunderclap! This will post a one-time message to your friends and followers showing your support for Zwicker and Freiman on the afternoon before the election.
Two years ago this race was decided by only 78 votes out of 36,000 people that cast their ballot. This year it will again be one of the closest elections in New Jersey.
We can win this election, but we can’t do it without your help. Now is the time to take action, even if you never have before. Your colleagues, your students, and your families are depending on you.
Somerset County Education Association