The Prez Says:
This has been quite a summer ending with a lot of controversy and a major natural disaster. Isn’t it odd that those of us in education feel like the year begins in September no matter how long we have been out of the school house?
I have been thinking about the upcoming statewide election. As with many of you, I have been bombarded with more literature about the candidates than I ever wanted to read. However, being an informed voter is very important after what we in New Jersey have endured for the last eight years.
I will freely admit I am not a political person. If I could, I would have nothing to do with politics at all. Many of you feel the same as me. At this time we must pay attention to what is going on both nationally and in the state. We also must do what is best for our own interests and that might mean voting for someone who is unknown to us or of a party we don’t normally support. I am not going to tell you which candidates to support with your vote, but I am going to ask you to not rely on television and print ads by the candidates for your information. Seek out reliable sources for your information. Make up your own mind and vote for whom you feel is the best candidate for you and your interests.
As we begin another year I hope you will consider helping out with CCREA projects – phone banking for an hour or two, baking cookies, donating coffee cans to help out the Vineland Women’s Club with their cookies for the veterans at the Memorial Home, donating sweatshirts for the Cumberland County Shelter, or assisting with other things that come up during the year.
Thank you in advance for all you will do in the coming year to move the CCREA forward.
Charles Moses, President
Cumberland County Retirees’ Education Association