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Calling your elected officials has never been easier!
Call your Senator and General Assembly members. THESE ARE ONE-MINUTE PHONE CALLS THAT ARE VERY EASY TO MAKE! HERE’S HOW:
Go the THIS WEBSITE and find out who to call (your General Assembly members and Senator).
If you live in Pennsylvania or Delaware, call:
Herb Conaway and Jack Connors (Delran Office): (856) 461-3997
Senator Diane Allen (Burlington Office): (609) 239-2800
If asked for your address, give your school address (usually you are not asked for your address)
Call them (usually, your two Assemblypersons share an office, so you ONLY HAVE TO MAKE ONE PHONE CALL FOR THE PAIR!) Remember, you should call during normal business hours (make sure you call during your lunch period or after school) from either your cell or home phone. If no one answers, try calling back later.
When you call your Assembly members and Senator, you could say this to the staff member who answers the phone:
YOU: “I’d like to leave a message for (OFFICIAL’S NAME).”
STAFFER: “OK. Go Ahead.”
YOU: Leave your message.
STAFFER: “Thank you for your call. I will pass your message along to ____________.”
YOU: “Thank you for your time.”
NOTE – Giving your name is optional
Gov. Christie recently announced an education “reform” agenda. While most of the proposals (with the exception of private school vouchers) are not yet in the form of legislation, we anticipate a series of bills aimed at implementing them. The key elements of the plan include:
Other elements of the plan would include a new credential and career ladder for teachers and principals, an alternate route for principal certification to allow non-educators to become principals, and an expanded data-collection system to link student performance to individual teachers.
In Volume 2 of YOUR Legislative Digest (sent via email on March 18, 2010), you were invited to view the first TV spot in this campaign. Here is the first radio spot too.
The video and radio ads request that all call Governor Christie at (609) 292-6000 in order to “ask him to tell the truth about what he’s doing to education in New Jersey” as well as to “tell him that his budget cuts are hurting students and destroying our schools.”
When you make your call during normal business hours, you could tell the person who answers: “I want the Governor to know that I want funding restored to public education.” If no one answers, try calling back later.
Of course, you must make the call during your lunch period or after school using your cell or home phone. The phone call takes less than one minute to complete.
If you are thinking about not participating in this activity, please remember that Governor Christie has denied the Pennsauken School District of OVER 11 MILLION DOLLARS since he took office in January! Isn’t one minute of your time worth voicing your disapproval of this decision?
Thank you for your time and support of this exercise.