Each year, we make a special push in the spring to remind NJREA members about the importance of our NJEA’s Political Action Committee (PAC). NJEA PAC is our vehicle for supporting candidates who support issues that protect our profession, our members and our public schools.

NJEA PAC is also our way to bring about change in Trenton when we feel it’s time to send new decision makers to the Statehouse. With all 80 seats in the state assembly up for election this year, we will need a robust NJEA PAC to put resources behind the candidates endorsed by the NJEA PAC Operating Committee.

You recently should have received a letter from NJREA President Judy Perkins and NJREA Past President Pat Provnick asking you to contribute. In these challenging times, NJREA members can’t ignore the request to do their part and contribute whatever they can so that our NJEA PAC has the resources it needs to support candidates who will secure our pensions and our health benefits.

This year, NJREA is debuting commemorative lapel pins for those members who donate at least $50 to NJEA PAC. If you have already donated your $50 this year, you should be receiving your pin at your next county REA luncheon. Counties also have organized PAC drives as part of their spring luncheons to stress the year-round importance of contributing.

So, please contribute what you can to NJEA PAC and help NJREA surpass its contribution goal. No amount is too small, but every amount is vital. Simply fill out the PAC coupon insert found in the June NJREA Newsletter, or send your donation to NJEA PAC, c/o Beneficial Bank, PO Box 13661, Philadelphia, PA 19101-3661.

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