The AFT executive council voted overwhelmingly on July 11 to endorse Hillary Clinton in the 2016 Democratic primary for president of the United States. The AFT is the first national union to endorse a presidential candidate this year. “In vision, in experience and in leadership, Hillary Clinton is the champion working families need in the White House,” says AFT President Randi Weingarten.
“Quality education isn’t just a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have for our kids and our economy. Hillary Clinton understands that, and that’s why her economic vision includes strong education, from early childhood education all the way through higher education. I’m proud that my AFT union is supporting Hillary,” says Marty Fridgen, a teacher in South Washington County Schools in Woodbury, Minn.