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From the AFT Blog

Near the close of the AFT’s 2022 election, the union’s three national officers were honored to be re-elected and to serve along with the 43 vice presidents elected to comprise… [Read More >>]

Rising star Val Demings is running against anti-choice, pro-gun incumbent Marco Rubio for Florida’s U.S. Senate seat, championing AFT priorities: ending gun violence, a woman’s right to choose, and the… [Read More >>]

Santiago Mayer became old enough to vote just six months ago, but he is already a national leader in the get-out-the-vote movement. On Sunday, this co-founder of Voters of Tomorrow—a… [Read More >>]

Whether it’s fighting for working families in the halls of Congress or setting straight a former president of the United States, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has long been a champion… [Read More >>]

The Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III, a minister and civil rights leader, shared his grandfather’s astounding determination to vote, which he has captured in a compelling—and free—short film, Otis’ Dream.… [Read More >>]

From the AFT Voices Blog
- Randi Weingarten
Voting for democracy and a better life

In the leadup to the midterm elections, pundits predicted a red wave, even a tsunami, based on polls, historical precedent, and steep gas and grocery prices. But I had my doubts. I spent the weeks before the elections talking to voters and traveling on the AFT Votes bus, rolling through… [Read More ->>]

- AFT
Keeping tradition and language alive

Photo copyrighted, Allen Russell, https://www.allenrussellphoto.com/indexLucy Real Bird is Apsáalooke. That doesn’t just mean that she is an enrolled member of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation, which she is. Or even that she is a member of a family prominent among Apsáalooke leaders, dancers and bead artists.It means that, every day, she embodies… [Read More ->>]

- AFT
UFT retirees give it their all to GOTV

The ink on Aladji Sow’s retirement papers was barely dry when he decided to become a political volunteer. Sow, a retired member of the United Federation of Teachers, traveled to Detroit in August to attend the AFT’s political boot camp. “Boot camp was awesome,” says Sow. “I learned different facets… [Read More ->>]

- Randi Weingarten
They Are Fighting for Their Freedom

American teachers have a long history of offering support and solidarity to their sisters and brothers around the world in times of crisis. Earlier this month, I traveled to Lviv, Ukraine, to visit schools and meet with internally displaced teachers, labor leaders, education officials and children.After being bombed, brutalized and… [Read More ->>]

- AFT
Turbulent meetings and targeted teachers: We want to calm the storm

From left, Amanda Curtis and Moffie FunkEducation politics in Montana had gotten out of hand. At one public meeting, a lawyer for anti-mask parents suggested school superintendents be shot. Riled up about mask mandates, CRT and the inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in school curricula, people regularly shouted each other down at… [Read More ->>]