I don't ask for much from my readers: I've never held a blog fundraiser, I don't have any swag for you to buy, and I don't promote causes. But this one time, I am going to ask you to do something for yourself and every other person who supports public education:
On July 25th, please give what you can to support Marie Corfield For New Jersey Assembly by participating in her "Money Bomb."
Let's be clear: there is no greater threat to public education in New Jersey (and, I would suggest, the entire country) than Chris Christie. This bullying, blustering tool of wealthy interests has put a target on the back of every teacher in New Jersey. He has overseen a stunning, disgusting retreat from school funding adequacy and fairness, all while blaming teachers for his own failings as a leader.
I believe in Barbara Buono and will do whatever it takes to get her elected. But even if she beats Christie, she's going to need allies in the Assembly. And if she loses, public education needs someone in Trenton who will fight Christie's destructive rule and represent the interests of teachers, parents, and especially children.
There is no one in this state better qualified for that job than Marie Corfield. A mother, a teacher, and an activist, Marie has shown time and again that she has the smarts and the guts to go toe-to-toe with anyone who would threaten our children's schools.
Not only that: Marie has a plan for real property tax relief that helps the middle class, and not the super-rich. She'll promote real job growth, an area where Christie has utterly failed. She'll protect the environment, and she'll fight to bring marriage equity to a state where the majority of citizens want it.
Teachers in New Jersey are always asking me: "What can we do to fight back?" Here's your answer: pledge to support Marie Corfield's "Money Bomb" on July 25th.
It's this simple: go to Marie's Facebook page, and pledge to give support in any amount to her campaign when she drops her "Money Bomb" on July 25th. You'll get reminders to come back and make a donation on the big day.
If you'd rather just give right now, that's simple as well: go to Marie's donation page and give whatever you can. It will take less than two minutes, and you'll know you are an important part of the fight to save our public schools.
Many, many thanks to all of you for helping Marie Corfield stand up for the rest of us!