The National Education Association and New Jersey Education Association announced the endorsement of Amy Kennedy, a former teacher and NEA member, for New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional seat:
“We are proud to endorse Amy Kennedy for New Jersey’s 2nd Congressional seat. As a former teacher and NEA member, Kennedy understands how critical it is to ensure that every student has access to quality public schools. She knows that educators – those who know the names of the students in the classroom – must have a seat at the table when making education policy. Kennedy is committed to paying educators like the professionals that they are so that the schools in South Jersey and across America can attract and retain the quality educators our students deserve. From her time in the classroom, Kennedy understands that in order for our students to get the one-on-one attention they need to learn, we must reduce class sizes. And that coming out of this COVID crisis our students will need more support than ever, which is why she will be a champion for South Jersey’s students and public schools in Congress,” said National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García.
“It’s an honor to receive the endorsements of both NEA and NJEA. I come from a family of educators, and as a former public school teacher I know the challenges our education system is facing. It will be my privilege to stand up for the educators, educational support professionals and children and families of South Jersey in Congress and honor their work by providing them the support and resources they need,” Amy Kennedy said.
“Our members know an advocate when they see one, and that’s what they see in Amy Kennedy,” said NJEA President Marie Blistan. “Her commitment both to public schools and to the students and working families who rely on them will serve New Jersey well when she represents us in Congress. I know that Amy will keep the promises made to educators and make sure that at the end of their careers, New Jersey’s public school employees can count on retirement benefits we earn during a long career of service. She is the leader that CD2 needs in these challenging times.