The S.J. Jung campaign tells kids and teachers it’s ok to play hookey to help him get elected.
It’s that time of year again and the kids are just getting back to school however, school isn’t that important when it comes to working for free to help someone get elected. See the story below.
[From The Post] A candidate for a Queens state Senate seat is teaching high- school students a strange civics lesson: It’s OK to skip school to help get him elected.
S.J. Jung’s campaign e-mailed students at top-rated Townsend Harris HS, saying the pol’s team would provide “an absence letter to excuse you from academic duties” if they agreed to volunteer to defeat Sen. Toby Stavisky in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
“We are looking for an insane number of bodies to help, starting on Thursday, 9/4. I know that school also starts on the same day, but just remember that this is the last week of this campaign,” Jung staffer Wennie Chin wrote.
“I will gladly write an absence letter to excuse you from your academic duties.”
Chin wrote that teachers “will also be proud of our dedication towards S.J. and his candidacy — Mr. Scardino himself will be door knocking with us this weekend.”
This is the man who wants to replace the Chair of the Higher Education Committee? That’s some example he’s setting.
For full article: http://nypost.com/2014/09/04/senate-candidate-urges-students-to-play-hooky-to-aid-campaign/