Mass. Teachers say #NoEarlyEndorsement for Hillary.

Fred Klonsky


Massachusetts Teachers Association President Barbara Madeloni sent the following message to MTA members on Monday, Sept. 28, 2015:

As some of you know, NEA President Lily Eskelsen García is pushing for the NEA to recommend Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Primary. A motion to support this proposal will be made on Thursday, Oct. 1, at a meeting of the NEA Fund PAC Council. If the motion is approved by the PAC Council, the NEA Board of Directors will vote on it the next day.

In conversation with President Eskelsen García, I have expressed my concern that an early endorsement does not allow members to be active participants in the kinds of discussion and debate that are central to a democratic union.

At the MTA All Presidents’ Meeting this past weekend, the tone of the room strongly opposed an early endorsement of any candidate. I am hearing the same viewpoint from…

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