New Jersey Education Association
|New Jersey Education Association|
"The mission of the New Jersey Education Association is to advance and protect the rights, benefits, and interests of members, and promote a quality system of public education for all students."
"The New Jersey Education Association is a diverse, democratic organization working to create an optimal environment to achieve excellence in public education in New Jersey."
- Member Advocacy - To preserve and improve the economic interests, working conditions, job security, and pensions of all members.
- Organizing - To strengthen the Association by maximizing membership, developing leadership, and supporting affiliates.
- Enhancing Public Education - To promote and deliver quality professional development for educators. To advance and support policies that enhance and enrich public education.
In 2007, the NJEA donated a total of $163,905 to state senate candidates, and $194,885 to state assembly candidates. It was the 14th and 9th largest donor to state senate and state assembly campaigns, respectively.
The top five recipients of campaign contributions from the NJEA in 2007 were:
|Nicholas Asselta, State Senator||$10,950|
|Alex DeCroce, State Assemblyman||$10,200|
|Ronald Rice, State Senator||$10,000|
|Bonnie Watson Coleman, State Assemblywoman||$9,000|
|Louis Greenwald, State Assemblyman||$8,800|