Issues and Action

Members staying informed and taking action make a difference!

Below are resources to help you both stay informed and take action to support education in New Jersey.

Take Action

Visit this page to learn about the issues and contact your legislators through email, phone and social media. You can also sign a petition, find your legislative district and sign up to receive text message alerts from NJEA.

Political Action Guide

This guide updates the time-honored Legislative Program Guide that NJEA has published every winter for many years. It provides members with the most up-to-date information concerning legislation they care about; and resource materials to help them organize for legislative and political success.

Current Legislation

Here you will find links to detailed information about the status of current education-related bills in the Legislature. The updates are organized by date and bill number/sponsor.

Anti-Bullying

In the wake of national media coverage surrounding multiple student suicides, the New Jersey Legislature passed the “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act” with nearly unanimous support in both houses on Nov. 22, 2010. This page provides information and resources for implementing the law.

NJEA PAC

NJEA PAC is NJEA’s political action fund, and it helps elect pro-education candidates in races for Governor and for the state Legislature. It endorses candidates based on their positions and voting records on issues of concern to you.

Health & Safety

Health & Safety

NJEA is committed to providing members with the tools they need to ensure healthy and safe work environments. The following resources provide general and specialized resources to aid in identifying and resolving workplace health and safety problems.

Pensions & Benefits

Keep The Promise

Find the latest news and resources on issues and legislation affecting members’ pensions; and watch a video that explains how the underfunding of the pension system threatens current and future retirees.

Vouchers

Vouchers

Even though research clearly shows that vouchers do not improve student achievement, the national voucher movement is on the march in New Jersey. Proponents are organizing support for legislation to divert public tax dollars to pay for tuition to private and religious schools.

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