These candidates received early endorsement from the National Education Association based on their support of OUR issues. Please remember it is very rare to find a politician who will agree with us 100% of the time, so our PAC Committee evaluates which candidates will be the best for NEA Members overall. Additionally, please note that the PAC process is a democratic, BOTTOM UP approach. In each Congressional District, it is LOCAL teachers and ESP’s that come together to interview the candidate, review the questionnaire and vote. Then the LOCAL decision goes to the NJEA Operating PAC Committee, which consists of 125 NJEA Members and leaders, who review the decision and then they vote. Then the state decision goes to the NEA’s PAC Committee. So the politicians that are NJEA/NEA endorsed ARE the best possible candidates overall for our members, our schools and our students and a LOT of thought and time has gone into the process of endorsing by LOCAL members!