As we wait for the democratic process to play out and all votes to be counted in the presidential election, here in Connecticut we are celebrating the win of public education champions to federal and state offices.
Connecticut voters reelected all five of our members of Congress, who were endorsed by CEA and NEA. These lawmakers have consistently listened to teachers’ concerns and effectively advocated for students and teachers.
“Connecticut’s congressional delegation strongly supports education, and its members are deeply committed to the future of our children and our profession,” says CEA President Jeff Leake. “They understand the issues facing educators and will continue to work hard on our behalf supporting important legislation to strengthen our public schools. We are thrilled that they are all returning for another term in Congress.”
At the state level, 64 out of CEA’s 88 Honor Roll recipients were elected or reelected to the Connecticut General Assembly. Legislators and challenges named to the Honor Roll were those candidates who earned the highest scores when it came to voting with CEA on key education issues, ranging from classroom safety to minority teacher recruitment. Many advocated strongly for education-critical bills and showed leadership in bringing those bills up for a vote.
Among the CEA Honor Roll candidates reelected to the Connecticut General Assembly are CEA members Rep. Ron Napoli and Rep. Bobby Gibson and AFT Connecticut member Joshua Hall.
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