Members take selfies after voting
This past November, hundreds of NJEA members participated in NJEA’s Election Day selfie initiative. To enter, members took selfies outside of their polling place and posted it with #NJEAVotes. The photos are a sampling of the hundreds submitted.
NJEA members used Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to spread the word about the contest. Truly grassroots in nature, it originated with and was led by Freehold Regional Education Association member Katie Quinn.
“We started this in our building in 2015 and our members loved it,” Quinn said. “We did it again for the primary in June. We wanted to help motivate members across the state. After the last eight years, we’re ready for a big change, and I wanted to make sure we shared our excitement with the public” said Quinn.
NJEA members had good reason to be excited. With the help of their coordinated effort, Phil Murphy, NJEA’s endorsed candidate for governor, won the election.