Governor Christie has not lived up to the environmental commitments he made to New Jerseyans in 2009. More than three-quarters of his promises, like his pledge to update New Jersey’s Energy Master Plan and implement the Global Warming Response Act, remain unfilled – New Jersey deserves better. Senator Barbara Buono will fight alongside us to protect New Jersey’s future.

“Barbara Buono is without a doubt the environmental candidate in this year’s race for governor. We agree that the environment and economy are inextricably linked, while Governor Christie’s policies show them to be mutually exclusive. With unemployment so high and the environment in such jeopardy we need to work together, invest in each other, and promote policies that protect jobs, the environment and the economy, not tear things apart.” – Janet Tauro, NJ Environmental Federation Board Chair

For Clean Water, Amy Goldsmith, State Director

Paid for by the NJ Environmental Federation | Phone: 732-963-9714 | www.cleanwateraction.org/nj

NJ Trades Council Endorsements-Elliot Isibor for Assembly

NJEA PAC endorses 100 candidates for Legislature

Published on Saturday, August 3, 2013

The 125-member political action committee of the 200,000-member New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) has voted to endorse 100 candidates for election to the New Jersey Legislature this November.

The NJEA PAC Operating Committee (NJEA PAC) endorsed 67 Assembly candidates and 33 Senate candidates in 35 of the state’s 40 Legislative Districts. They include 17 Republicans and 83 Democrats.

“The future of public education in New Jersey is in the hands of our elected officials,” NJEA President Barbara Keshishian said. “The endorsed candidates were interviewed by county screening committees, which make recommendations based on established NJEA PAC Operating Committee guidelines.”

In March, NJEA PAC endorsed Democrat Barbara Buono for governor, citing her outstanding record on issues that affect the state’s public schools, the students who attend them, and the people who work in them.

“Barbara Buono rejects the misplaced priorities of the past – priorities like tax cuts for millionaires while blocking an increase in the minimum wage; shortchanging public schools while allowing property taxes to increase by 20 percent; and demanding taxpayer-funded vouchers for private schools while underfunding public schools by billions of dollars,” Keshishian said.

Buono’s selection of Milly Silva as her running mate further exemplifies the ticket’s commitment to New Jersey’s middle class.

“The working men and women of this state deserve better than what they have gotten over the past four years – higher property taxes than ever before and unacceptable unemployment levels,” Keshishian noted. “It’s time we stop protecting the interests of millionaires and reinvest in public education to ensure that our public schools remain among the very best in the nation.”

In April, NJEA PAC voted to support SCR-1/ACR168, the constitutional amendment that would increase New Jersey’s hourly minimum wage rate to $8.25 and make annual adjustments to the minimum wage rate based on any increase in the consumer price index (CPI).

NJEA PAC voted on the recommendations of local interview teams from each legislative district. Those endorsements are: