Elisheva Greenberg, Mushky Meer, Liba Weiss and Rina Ahuva Hendrie, 11-year-olds from Morristown, visited the recording studio of Radio 970 The Apple to record the opening of a radio spot to run round the clock on this popular radio talk station.
The ad is addressed to voters who seek to take back government on behalf of the people, including the right of parents to raise and educate their children with minimum interference.
The children open the ad with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
The ad is read by leading school choice advocate and former mayor of Jersey City Bret Schundler who asks voters to support the 42 New Jersey Assembly candidates committed to school choice.
Barry Funt, candidate for New Jersey Assembly from District 27, said, “Citizens for Assembly,” comprised of 42 Assembly challengers – one more than an Assembly majority – is committed to school choice.
“Free enterprise and competition is precisely what is needed to greatly improve our educational system and reduce costs.”
The Morristown children are from families comprising Parents for Free Choice in Education, which has been advocating federal civil rights legislation to require equitable funding for all children, including those attending private and religious schools.
Israel Teitelbaum, co founder of the group, addressed a public forum recently held at the Masonic Meeting Hall in Morristown.
“It is now clear that those running our state and federal government are determined to prevent school choice from happening. Our only chance is to elect those courageous citizens who have joined forces to take back government on behalf of the people. We need to support them on behalf of our children and grandchildren.”
The radio spot reads: “New Jersey, if you’ve had it with self-interested politicians and runaway government, then we have a unique opportunity to start over. Forty-two challenger candidates who’ve never held state office, most running for the very first time, have joined together under a 10 point platform to end New Jersey’s culture of corruption and make New Jersey affordable again. These candidates are not professional politicians, they’re ordinary people like you and me, and fully representative of New Jersey’s rich diversity.
“Learn about them at Citizens for Assembly.Com, where you can read about their Common Sense Pledge.”