Americans for Prosperity just released a video about Ryan Curioni. He is part of his family’s namesake pizza business and serves on his local board of education in Lodi, New Jersey. He also runs a political blog dealing with local and state politics called “Lodi by the Numbers.” Through his blog, he exposed the corruption of the New Jersey Education Association and how the locals pay so much for public education. Curioni pointed out a press release by AFP New Jersey as well as a story about it in USA Today about how teachers can opt out of the teachers union in spite of NJ not being a right to work state.
Lodi by the Numbers: Teachers deserve more money in their pockets. Too much goes towards union dues.
“The New Jersey Education Association spends about 15 to 20 percent of its nearly 200,000 members’ dues on political activities, such as campaign donations and lobbying,” Jedynak wrote in the letter to the Daily Record.
“But while union leadership may support the causes and politicians these donations benefit, not all members may agree.
This violates the First Amendment, which protects the free speech and free association of everyone, union member or not.”
Curioni and his business caught hell, once he posted the article telling teachers how they can opt out of union dues. He also got not just one but ten flat tires. Most of the union hacks want him to step down claiming that is blog speaks on behalf of the Lodi Board of Education. In reality, the blogs speaks only for Ryan Curioni. What the NJEA and its parent union the National Education Association want is a union sympathetic school board not accountable to the taxpayers (regardless of state) that will give the NEA and state subdivisions whatever power, they desire as they continue using the children in public education as their pawns.
What these teachers and/or their union hacks have done to Curioni is criminal if not downright gangsta. It’s one thing to demand action and protest against people like Curioni. It is another to destroy someone else’s property, but it’s no surprise that the unions will try thuggish tactics. It only intimidates people to cower and submit to their demands while their work placement program for adults continues to fail our children or at least give them an education that will only make them “useful idiots” that help prolong their political goals. For the most part in the progressives favor.
I believe that unions should be able to exist and help people get a better living. I don’t support these “closed shops” of any kind that only forces people into the unions for one reason. Get their money (via membership dues), and speed that wealth to political groups, causes and people that are running for elected offices that the union masterminds support regardless of the members say otherwise. We must get behind the concept of “Right to Work” and support of such acts in each state.
Yes, We Need Your Help
I hate being “that guy” who asks people to donate because I think our conservative news network is so crucial, but here I am…
When I left my cushy corporate job in 2017, I did so knowing that my family would have to make sacrifices. But I couldn’t continue to watch the nation slip into oblivion and was inspired by President Trump’s willingness to fight the good fight even at his own personal expense. What I didn’t realize then is that conservative media would be so heavily attacked, canceled, and defunded that the sacrifices would be extreme.
Many in this nation are struggling right now even though we weren’t struggling just a few years ago. I’m not alone. But I wake up every morning and operate the sites we’ve been able to build because there’s really no other choice. I refuse to be beholden to Big Tech like so many other conservative news outlets, which is why you won’t see Google ads here. With that said, it’s often challenging to pay the bills and it’s even harder to expand so we can get the America First message out to a wider audience.
The economic downturn has forced me to make a plea for help. Between cancel culture, lockdowns, and diminishing ad revenue, we need financial assistance in order to continue to spread the truth. We ask all who have the means, please donate through our new GiveSendGo. Your generosity is what keeps these sites running and allows us to expand our reach so the truth can get to the masses. We’ve had great success in growing but we know we can do more with your assistance.
We currently operate:
- NOQ Report
- Conservative Playlist
- Uncanceled News
- Based Underground
- Truth Based Media
- Five other conservative news sites
I would even be willing to entertain investments and partnerships at this stage. I’ve turned them down in the past because editorial purity is extremely important. I’ll turn them down again if anyone wants us to start supporting RINOs or avoid “taboo” topics like voter fraud, vaccines, or transgender supremacy. But I’d talk to fellow America First patriots who want to help any (or all) of our 10 news sites. Hit me up at jdrucker (at) substack (dot) com if you’re interested.
For those who have the means and just want to help keep the mission of spreading a conservative, Christian message to the nation, please consider a generous donation.