NJEA and NEA endorse Sue Altman for Congress

On the recommendation of NJEA’s PAC Operating Committee, the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education has endorsed Sue Altman for election in New Jersey’s 7th Congressional district.

Altman is a strong supporter of public education and labor.  In Congress, she will fight for collective bargaining and will work tirelessly to get New Jersey its fair share of federal education funding.  Altman also supports strengthening federal family leave to cover more Education Support Professionals.  Altman respects the professional expertise of public school educators and will make sure those voices are heard and respected when education policy is being discussed. She is the only candidate in CD-7 who unequivocally supports a woman’s right to choose and who will stand against current efforts in Congress to limit access to abortion nationwide.

NJEA’s officers, President Sean M. Spiller, Vice President Steve Beatty and Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson issued this statement in support of Altman:

“Sue Altman has a long, proven record as an advocate for students, families and New Jersey’s public schools. Sue has been a steadfast ally of students, educators and NJEA in our shared effort to protect public education in New Jersey. She has consistently opposed schemes to defund and privatize the public schools that so many families rely on in NJ-7 and across America. We are proud to stand with Sue and will work side-by-side with thousands of our fellow NJEA members to help elect her to Congress where she can do that critical work on a much larger stage.”

NEA and NJEA previously endorsed candidates in several other congressional districts. The full list of NJEA/NEA endorsed candidates is:

  • NJ-1: Rep. Donald Norcross
  • NJ-5: Rep. Josh Gottheimer
  • NJ-6: Rep. Frank Pallone
  • NJ-7: Rep. Sue Altman
  • NJ-8: Rep. Robert Menendez, Jr.
  • NJ-9: Rep. Bill Pascrell
  • NJ-10: Rep. Donald Payne, Jr.*
  • NJ-11: Rep. Mikie Sherrill
  • NJ-12: Rep. Bonnie Watson-Coleman

*The late Congressman Payne remains on the primary ballot following his untimely passing last month. NJEA and NEA may consider an additional endorsement on NJ-10 following the primary election. We continue to mourn his loss.