This week, the New Jersey Supreme Court heard the argument over P.L. 78 Pension lawsuit. What the results are at this point are unknown but important questions were asked. We will be waiting for the answer. In the the meantime, we need to continue to fight for full funding for our pensions. (See below.)
Please get the word out about our endorsed candidates, the Morris First slate for Freeholder, John Cesaro, Christine Myers, and Angelo Tedesco. PolitickerNJ ran a story about the division on the Freeholder board. This is a primary race, so only Republicans and the unaffiliated who declare a political party. Even though you maybe a registered Democrat, maybe you have friends and family that are registered “R’s” that you can encourage to vote. Encourage them to Vote by Mail! If you want to help out the campaign, let me know.
Join us at the Riviera Maya on May 19 at 4:30 for our “Thank you” LAT meeting. We will continue to organize for pensions and against PARCC. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
Items for Action:
- Join NJEA to lobby for fully funding of the pension system in June. There are a few dates to choose from: June 11, 22, and the 29th. I have attached a flier with more information. You need to RSVP to email@example.com. Save a personal day for one of these days.
- Also we need to put some pressure on the State Senate to move the PARCC bills. Go to our friends at SOSNJ to quickly send a few emails to Senate leadership including Senator Sweeney who called PARCC a non-event, without knowing the validity of the test, refusal numbers, the days of no-streaming or library, little instruction going on, and sub usage.
- Governor Christie will be in Sussex County for his first town hall since Bridgegate on May 14 at 9. Know anyone who would like to ask hard hitting questions? Send them this way.
- CWA is having a Pension Rally on May 12 in Trenton.