Van Drew Campaign Declined to Seek the New Jersey Education Association’s Endorsement

October 4, 2022 — United States Congressman Jeff Van Drew’s campaign manager Ron Filan released the following statement regarding the New Jersey Education Assocation’s endorsement process and the campaign’s decision to decline seeking their support.   

“More than three months ago, Congressman Van Drew sent a letter to the New Jersey Education Association rightfully calling it a “fruitless endeavor” to seek their support given how incredibly far apart they are on all the important issues facing our country from vaccine and mask mandates to the insane new curriculum being forced down parents and teachers throats by their union’s leadership team. Our message, whether it’s to parents, teachers, or the NJEA, is crystal clear – if you’re okay with indoctrinating children with this endless woke nonsense, if you’re okay with teaching 5 year olds about how to go about changing their genders at an age when they can barely decide on their favorite color, if you’re okay with grown men playing women’s sports, if you’re okay with playing the pronoun police and keeping track of sixty or seventy something new genders, then vote for the other guy, because we sure as hell don’t want your support.”