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The Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU) today announced its endorsements for the Democratic Primary for DC City Council and for U.S. President.

“We are proud to endorse a strong group of local Progressive candidates who will work with educators to improve education and address the barriers that our students face across our great city,” said WTU President, Elizabeth A. Davis…The WTU endorsements include:

  • DC Council, Ward 2: Jordan Grossman
  • DC Council, Ward 4: Janeese Lewis George
  • DC Council, Ward 7: Anthony Lorenzo Green
  • DC Council, Ward 8: Trayon White
  • U.S. President: Bernie Sanders

The WTU’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) is a member-driven committee that issued a questionnaire to candidates, conducted candidate surveys, polled WTU members, and presented its recommendations to the WTU executive committee. The WTU executive committee then presented its recommendations to the WTU Representative Assembly on Tuesday, February 10 where representatives voted to approve the endorsements.

“We need a government who will work for all of our students,” said Laura Fuchs, chair of the WTU’s Committee on Political Education. “The WTU believes this progressive group of candidates is willing to challenge the status quo and take a strong stand on behalf of our public school community.”

Read WTU’s full press release about the endorsement.

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