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LOS ANGELES – The California Teachers Association this weekend endorsed Bruce McPherson for California Secretary of State. This action happened at the quarterly meeting of the CTA State Council of Education, which is comprised of nearly 800 democratically elected teacher representatives from across the state and is CTA’s highest governing body.
“Bruce McPherson will ensure the integrity of the voting process and the rights of all voters in California,” said Barbara E. Kerr, president of the California Teachers Association. “Throughout his career Secretary McPherson has been a strong supporter of public education, schools and students.”
CTA also voted to support Proposition 81, the California Reading and Literacy Improvement and Public Library Construction and Renovation Bond Act of 2006. The bond would generate $600 million for public libraries throughout the state. It would provide a 35% local and 65% state match in funding for grant recipients.
At their January meeting, State Council representatives voted to support these candidates for statewide office: Phil Angelides for Governor, John Garamendi for Lieutenant Governor, Rocky Delgadillo for Attorney General, Bill Lockyer for Treasurer, Jack O’Connell for State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Cruz Bustamante for Insurance Commissioner, and Betty Yee and Judy Chu for State Board of Equalization Seats 1 and 4, respectively.
Teachers also voted to support Proposition 82, the Preschool for All initiative that provides free, voluntary, quality, preschool for every 4-year-old in California.