Bergen County delegates advocate on behalf of
Jewish day schools with Trenton legislators.
The New Jersey office of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center has launched a series of mini advocacy missions to Trenton with its first group of delegates from Bergen County. Bringing small groups from communities throughout New Jersey to the Statehouse to meet with legislators, the missions provide participants with the unique opportunity to have small, more personalized discussions with their elected officials and give legislators an opportunity to hear about the challenging issues—such as tuition affordability—that are affecting their constituents on a micro level.
Currently, New Jersey Jewish day schools receive less than $100 per child in basic services such as technology and nursing. As part of its 2014 legislative agenda, OU Advocacy-NJ seeks to increase that amount to $500 per student, as well as help pass a special education bill that will permit district funding for programs and services for special needs students in religious schools and a tax credit program to assist families sending their children to non-public schools.
OU Advocacy-NJ is hosting its next mini-mission to Trenton on Thursday, February 27th with delegates from Cherry Hill. To register for the mission, click here.
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The Orthodox Union is the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization; the OU Advocacy Center, formerly the Institute for Public Affairs, is the non-partisan public policy arm of the OU and leads its advocacy efforts in Washington, DC and state capitals.