Stephanie Rivera is a wonderful student activist in New Jersey. She is a junior at Rutgers and is preparing to be a career educator.

Stephanie is running for the New Brunswick, NJ, school board!

For the past 20 years, every member of the New Brunswick school board was appointed by the same mayor (you can see how that did not work). Next month is the town’s first school board election.

Please help her in any way you can. She is a brave young woman who is passionate about education and we informed. She needs and deserves our help.

This is the notice I received:

“Hi Everyone,

“As some of you already know, I am running for election to the New Brunswick Board of Education. Many of you have already been such a huge help by supporting and spreading the word about my candidacy–thank you.

“Election Day is April 16, and there’s a lot of work to be done between now and then. We’ll be going up against the political establishment of New Brunswick, which until now has been appointing the Board of Education and depriving New Brunswick youth and the community of the justice and quality education they deserve. For the past 20 YEARS, board members have been appointed by the same guy: New Brunswick Mayor Jim Cahill. And unbelievably, this is the first year in New Brunswick’s HISTORY that the Board of Education is ELECTED.

“We have a chance to make history, and I hope you all will join me to be a part of it.

“As many of you are familiar, running a successful campaign requires a lot of effort and a sufficient amount of donations, especially being entirely grassroots. My running mates and I are in need of funds for basic supplies, travel expenses, flyers, and all of the alike. No donation is too small. If funds are tight, that is completely okay–spreading the word and having your support is just as helpful!

“Provided is the link to our donation site, and if you have any questions or concerns whatsoever, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.

“Thank you all again for your support, and I hope I’ll be able to relay good news come April!

“Donation Site: