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The primary mission of Citizens for Needham Schools (CNS) is community education on funding and policy issues pertaining to the Needham Public Schools. Hence, CNS will strive to provide voters with accurate and detailed information on candidates running for state and local office, with a focus on each candidate's position on education-related issues.


It is CNS policy not to endorse candidates for public office. CNS committee members are at liberty, however, to endorse candidates independently.


When CNS collects information from candidates for voter education purposes, CNS may add editorial comments to clarify candidate claims or statements that CNS deems to be deceptive or misleading, or that require further explanation.

When a CNS director is running for public office, CNS will make voters aware of said member's candidacy, and will highlight how the candidate has contributed to CNS. Committee members may endorse their colleague's candidacy as individuals, but CNS will abide by its non-endorsement policy.

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