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Next Stop: Winning Over Educators - Education Votes #REDFORED #CTA #StrongPublicSchools #ra2019 #nea #neara #neara2019 #houston

Next Stop: Winning Over Educators - Education Votes
Next Stop: Winning Over Educators
In First Post-Debate Forum, 2020 Presidential Candidates To Make Their Case To NEA
Educators are poised to play a major role in determining who is elected the next President of the United States. Harnessing the power of the #RedforEd movement, educators, parents and students across the country have taken action to force a conversation about the years of chronic neglect that have taken a toll on student opportunity in our nation’s public schools.
And no one knows this better than the candidates themselves. Which is why many of the leading contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination will be travelling to the NEA Representative Assembly in Houston, TX next week to answer questions from educators about the future of public education.
The event – scheduled for the afternoon of July 5 – is the first ever #StrongPublicSchools Presidential Forum and the first public forum following the NBC presidential debates that took place this week. It will be moderated by NEA President Lily Eskelsen García.
Confirmed attendees include former Vice President Joe Biden, former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Gov. Jay Inslee, former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Sen. Bernie Sanders, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.
One in 100 Americans is a member of the National Education Association (NEA), the largest union in the U.S, and 1 in 39 voters reside in an NEA household. NEA members represent sought after demographics including college-educated women and suburban professionals swinging elections from coast to coast. They live in every state, in every Congressional District, and in every ZIP code, and are a trusted and influential voice in every community who consistently exercise their right to vote. So educators will play a significant role in determining who wins the White House.
“For more than a year, the national #RedForEd movement, led by educators and supported by parents and students in communities across the country, has seen hundreds of thousands of people taking action to ensure every student has equal opportunity regardless of where they live or how well off their families are,” said Eskelsen García. “And now we are taking this energy CONTINUE READING: Next Stop: Winning Over Educators - Education Votes