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School Administrators Back Obama


School Administrators Back Obama

by Seth Michaels, Aug 13, 2008

The School Administrators union (AFSA) has endorsed Barack Obama for president.

AFSA’s General Executive Board voted this week to endorse Obama and mobilize the union’s more than 20,000 members to elect him this fall.

AFSA president Jill Levy says Obama would be a president who fights for good schools and other issues critical to the nation’s future:

There are many reasons AFSA has elected to endorse Sen. Obama for president. Unlike his opponent, Obama is an ardent supporter of exemplary public education and the education professionals who are accountable for the quality of teaching and learning. Unlike his opponent, Obama has pledged to fully fund and overhaul the No Child Left Behind Act and fully fund early childhood education. Unlike his opponent, he supports workers’ rights—particularly the right of professionals to belong to unions and collectively bargain—and he will work to ensure that every working American in this country has the health care they need.

Our members take pride in leading our schools, and they want a president who will respect them and provide them with the resources and support necessary to meet a multiplicity of challenges. AFSA is proud to endorse Sen. Obama.

The AFL-CIO has endorsed Obama and launched a new website, Meet Barack Obama to educate and mobilize union members. This fall, the AFL-CIO is carrying out an unprecedented grassroots mobilization to elect a working family-friendly Congress and president.

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