Somerset County Retired Educators Association

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From the President's Quill

Spring 2022

Dear SCREA Members,

As we head toward the end of the school year, you are certain to run into or hear about friends and colleagues who will be retiring in June.  They will be receiving membership applications from the NJREA.  Please encourage them to join.  If prospective members would like more information, please put them in touch with Ginny Pasternak, SCREA Membership Chair.

On March 21 I represented SCREA at a meeting with Congressman Tom Malinowski who was honored by The Coalition of Medicare Choices as a champion of Medicare Advantage and for his support of New Jersey seniors.  The NJEA has given Tom an early endorsement which he earned through his voting record as being pro-education, pro-union, and pro-middle class.  He has pledged to support efforts to maintain the same level of benefit level for retirees on Medicare and supports adding vision and hearing coverage.

As I sat at the March event, I remembered NJREA Past President Judy Perkins's rallying cry "Elections have consequences."  We endorsed Tom Malinowski in the past two congressional elections and he has not disappointed us.  NJREA members expect the leaders that we support to help us maintain the lifestyles that we earned and enjoy.  We must elect candidates who have our best interests in mind.  In this issue of SCREAch you will find a list of NJEA endorsed Candidates for U.S. Congress.  I look forward to seeing you at the SCREA Spring Luncheon.

Carol Shields, SCREA President