Phil Murphy
This is Governor Phil Murphy. Call him. Email him.

Feb. 20, 2020--  On Tuesday-- nearly one year since the district's initial rally in Trenton-- Governor Murphy will be making his FY21 Budget Address.

This year, in partnership with the Support Our Students (SOS) coalition of 90+ districts and counting, we are conducting an e-mail and phone blitz to the Governor’s Office to reinforce all the recent efforts pertaining to the issue of school funding.

Therefore, tomorrow, Feb. 21, we are requesting that you send an e-mail to the governor and also place a phone call to his office. Here are some talking points:

  • “I am calling to express my concern with the negative impact that S2 is having on my child’s education and urge that the governor take positive action to address the critical issue of school funding. The time for talk is over and the time to act is now.”
  • The manner in which S2 is presently constructed is not the way to achieve fair funding. Its formula is critically flawed. That formula must be revised, and a plan must be implemented that ensures all 1.4 million children in New Jersey have access to equitable educational opportunities.
  • New Jersey is ranked #1 in the nation for public education. That ranking will not last if school districts must dismantle educational programming and cut staff due to the negative impact of S2. The end result will be catastrophic for our children.

Our Toms River community has been at the forefront of this fight, and has done so much to bring it the attention it deserves. We need your help again. Please invest five minutes of your day tomorrow to send an e-mail and make a call. Here is the contact information:

Governor’s Office phone number: 1-609-292-6000

E-mail link: https://nj.gov/governor/contact/

E-mail: constituent.relations@nj.gov