The National Education Association Rhode Island Political Action Committee for Education (NEARI-PACE) today announced its endorsement of Jacob Bissaillon for election to the State Senate in District 1 in the Democratic Primary on September 5.

“Jake Bissaillon is a powerful voice for public education in Rhode Island and our members are confident that as a State Senator he will fight for better funding for public education from Pre-Kindergarten through college,” said NEARI President Val Lawson. “He is the son of teachers and knows the struggles that working Rhode Islanders face every day. We are proud to encourage our members to support Jake in the primary election and look forward to him serving in the General Assembly.”

“As the son of two public school teachers, I have profound respect for our educators, so it's an honor to receive the endorsement of the National Education Association Rhode Island,” said Bissaillon. “Raised by educators, I have witnessed firsthand the importance of paying our teachers a good wage, empowering them in the classroom, and providing them with the necessary tools and resources to educate our children. I will be a loud and proud advocate for our working Rhode Islanders, especially our teachers and education support professionals, and I will fight tirelessly for the right to an equal and equitable education for our children regardless of their zip code.”