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Thurmond.jpgFor the California Teachers Association, the final State Council of Education weekend of the school year was an opportunity to remind members of the importance of voting in the state’s primary in a pivotal midterm election.

From the podium, CTA President Eric Heins spoke about the efforts educators make beyond.their day to support the democratic process and to elect candidates that support outstanding public schools in every neighborhood;


Evoking an image in the film “Norma Rae”, President Eric Heins calls for members to stay  united

“From our local school boards up to the governor’s office, we campaign, we contribute, we phone bank, we go door-to-door on behalf of the people who believe in our public schools and colleges. This body has given its support to Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom for governor and Assemblyman Tony Thurmond for superintendent, who are unwavering in their advocacy for our students.”

CTA’s endorsement comes with the weight of over 325,000 members who serve as teachers, counselors, and education support professionals in public schools, charter schools, and as online educators throughout the state.

Educators are more motivated than ever to stick together and fight back against any attacks that attempt to divide us. America needs unions now more than ever to fix an economy rigged in favor of the wealthy and powerful.

You can help CTA members amplify this key message in three ways:

  1. Use the following hashtags on social media with our #Union and #WeAreCTA themed action. Retweet, share and repost.
  2. Make a sign that says “UNION” and take a picture of you holding it. When you post to Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, use the hashtags #Union and #WeAreCTA and share why your union is important to you.
  3. Get an “America needs unions” Twibbon for your Facebook and Twitter profile photos.