LD26 Assembly Candidate Christine Clarke Receives Endorsement of American Federation of Teachers

LD26 Assembly Candidate Christine Clarke Receives Endorsement of American Federation of Teachers

Jefferson Twp., NJ:   26th Legislative District State Assembly candidate Christine Clarke has received the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers.

“Jay Webber and BettyLou DeCroce are out of touch with Legislative District 26 values and voters who want change to improve education in our state, protect our environment and create good jobs. That’s why we are supporting Democrats Christine Clarke and Laura Fortgang for Assembly—to take decisive action and move New Jersey forward,” said Donna M. Chiera, AFT New Jersey President.

The American Federation of Teachers New Jersey (AFTNJ) is a federation of unions representing 30,000 education workers in pre-kindergarten to 12 school districts, private, religious and charter schools. AFT locals represent faculty and staff at all public four-year colleges and universities and half of the state’s community colleges.

“It’s a privilege to stand beside AFT as we move into these final weeks.  We are all in this together on building a better New Jersey,” said Clarke.

Clarke is an environmental advocate, a grassroots organizer and mother-of-four running for State Assembly to advance clean energy jobs, protect clean air and water, improve healthcare, and legislate with empathy and fiscal responsibility.

She is endorsed by a number of environmental, union, women’s rights, civic engagement and grassroots organizations. She has lived in Jefferson for 15 years with her husband and four children. She has lived in Jefferson for 15 years with her husband and four children.  You can learn more about her at www.clarkeforassembly.com.

The 26th District includes 13 communities in Essex, Morris, and Passaic counties: Butler, Fairfield, Jefferson, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Montville, Morris Plains, North Caldwell, Parsippany, Rockaway Township, Verona, West Caldwell, and West Milford.

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