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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 ->>]

Keeping tradition and language alive

Photo copyrighted, Allen Russell, 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 ->>]

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 ->>]

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 ->>]