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Hillary Clinton for U.S. President, Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

The AFT and the CFT have endorsed Hillary Clinton for President of the United States. In vision, experience and leadership, she is the candidate we need in the White House. Clinton is a tested leader who has fought for the issues most important to AFT members and our communities as a U.S. Senator from New York with a 100 percent AFT voting record, and as U.S. Secretary of State.

As president, Clinton will fight to ensure a stronger, fairer economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top, while advancing racial justice and equity for all. She will fight for strong public schools; to make higher education free for more students; to protect and build on the Affordable Care Act; and to to safeguard our retirement security and the right of strong unions to bargain collectively.

Kamala Harris is the educators' choice

For the first time in 24 years Californians will fill an open U.S. Senate seat and the CFT has endorsed Attorney General Kamala Harris for that office. As the state’s top attorney, Harris has taken the lead on issues important to educators, working to reduce elementary school truancy and set young students on the path to educational success. She created the Bureau of Children’s Justice to protect our state’s youth. And she fought the big banks during the foreclosure crisis to defend the communities in which we live and work.

Read more about CFT's top endorsements in California Teacher.

Your vote for progressives is important

In California, several progressive candidates are in tight races for legislative seats. If you live in these regions, your vote for these education-friendly candidates is particularly important.

STATE SENATE STATE ASSEMBLY
District 3 Mariko Yamada District 14 Mae Torlakson
District 9 Nancy Skinner District 27 Ash Kalra
District 11 Jane Kim District 30 Karina Cervantez Alejo
District 15 Jim Beall District 43 Ardy Kassakhian
District 25 Anthony Portantino District 65 Sharon Quirk-Silva
District 35 Warren Furutani  

 

Union endorsements online and in print

Get endorsements on your phone, tailored to your local ballot, from The Educators Choice online voter guide.

Download the CFT Endorsement Sheet containing the union’s recommendations for Congressional and California legislative races, or find them here in our Endorsements section. 

 

U.S. PRESIDENT CALIFORNIA SENATE  CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY
Hillary Clinton SD 3 Mariko Yamada AD 2 Jim Wood*
U.S. SENATE SD 5 Cathleen Galgiani* AD 3 Edward Ritchie
Kamala Harris SD 9 Nancy Skinner AD 7 Kevin McCarty*
U.S. CONGRESS SD 11 Jane Kim AD 8 Ken Cooley*
CD 2 Jared Huffman* SD 13 Jerry Hill* AD 9 Jim Cooper*
CD 4 Bob Derlet SD 15 Jim Beall* AD 11 Jim Frazier, Jr.*
CD 5 Mike Thompson* SD 17 Bill Monning* AD 13 Susan Eggman*
CD 6 Doris Matsui* SD 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson* AD 14 Mae Torlakson
CD 9 Jerry McNerney* SD 21 Johnathon Ervin AD 15 Tony Thurmond*
CD 10 Michael Eggman SD 25 Anthony Portantino AD 16 Cheryl Cook-Kallio
CD 11 Mark DeSaulnier* SD 27 Henry Stern AD 17 David Chiu*
CD 12 Nancy Pelosi* SD 29 Josh Newman AD 18 Rob Bonta*
CD 13 Barbara Lee* SD 31 Richard Roth* AD 19 Phil Ting*
CD 14 Jackie Speier* SD 33 Ricardo Lara* AD 20 Bill Quirk*
CD 15 Eric Swalwell*  SD 35 Warren Furutani AD 21 Adam Gray*
CD 17 Mike Honda*  SD 39 Toni Atkins AD 22 Kevin Mullin*
CD 18 Anna Eshoo*   AD 25 Kansen Chu*
CD 19 Zoe Lofgren* STATE PROPOSITIONS AD 27 Ash Kalra
CD 20 Jimmy Panetta Proposition 53 - No AD 28 Evan Low*
CD 21 Emilio Huerta Proposition 54 - No AD 29 Mark Stone*
CD 24 Salud Carbajal Proposition 55 - Yes AD 30 Karina Cervantez Alejo
CD 25 Bryan Caforio Proposition 57 - Yes AD 31 Joaquin Arambula
CD 27 Judy Chu* Proposition 58 - Yes AD 32 Rudy Salas*
CD 28 Adam Schiff* Proposition 59 - Yes AD 35 Dawn Ortiz-Legg
CD 29 Tony Cárdenas* Proposition 62 - Yes AD 37 Monique Limón
CD 30 Brad Sherman* Proposition 63 - Yes AD 38 Christy Smith
CD 32 Grace Napolitano* Proposition 66 - No AD 40 Abigail Medina
CD 33 Ted Lieu*   AD 41 Chris Holden*
CD 34 Xavier Becerra*   AD 42 Greg Rodriguez
CD 35 Norma Torres*   AD 43 Ardy Kassakhian
CD 37 Karen Bass*   AD 44 Jacqui Irwin*
CD 38 Linda Sánchez*   AD 45 Matt Dababneh*
CD 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard*   AD 46 Adrin Nazarian*
CD 41 Mark Takano*   AD 47 Cheryl Brown*
CD 43 Maxine Waters*   AD 48 Blanca Rubio
CD 44 Isadore Hall, III   AD 49 Edwin Chau*
CD 47 Alan Lowenthal*   AD 50 Richard Bloom*
CD 51 Juan Vargas*   AD 51 Jimmy Gomez*
CD 53 Susan Davis*   AD 52 Freddie Rodriguez*
    AD 53 Miguel Santiago*
    AD 54 Sebastian Ridley-Thomas*
    AD 57 Ian Calderon*
    AD 58 Cristina Garcia*
    AD 59 Reginald Jones-Sawyer*
    AD 60 Sabrina Cervantes
    AD 61 Jose Medina*
    AD 63 Anthony Rendon*
    AD 64 Michael Gipson*
    AD 65 Sharon Quirk-Silva
    AD 66 Al Muratsuchi
    AD 69 Tom Daly*
    AD 70 Patrick O’Donnell*
    AD 77 Melinda Vasquez
    AD 78 Todd Gloria
    AD 79 Shirley Weber*
    AD 80 Lorena Gonzalez*

Paid for by California Federation of Teachers COPE and California Federation of Teachers COPE Prop./Ballot Committee. Not authorized by a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate.

Vote June 7! CFT endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

CFT offers a custom electronic slate card — with candidates and ballot issues relevant to YOU, based on where you live. Go to The Educators Choice and type in your address. A page tailored to your local ballot will load, with endorsed candidates ranging from U.S. Senator to your local school and college board trustees. 

Below is the complete list of state and federal races in which CFT has endorsed. Candidate names followed by an asterisk (*) indicate incumbents.

Download the union's endorsements on a single easy-to-read sheet. Click here to learn more about Primary Election 2016.

 

 U.S. SENATE  CALIFORNIA SENATE CALIFORNIA ASSEMBLY 
 Kamala Harris SD 3 Mariko Yamada AD 2 Jim Wood*
 U.S. CONGRESS SD 5 Cathleen Galgiani* AD 4 Dan Wolk
CD 2 Jared Huffman* SD 9 Nancy Skinner AD 7 Kevin McCarty*
CD 5 Mike Thompson* SD 11 Jane Kim AD 8 Ken Cooley*
CD 6 Doris Matsui* SD 13 Jerry Hill* AD 9 Jim Cooper*
CD 9 Jerry McNerney* SD 15 Jim Beall* AD 11 Jim Frazier, Jr.*
CD 11 Mark DeSaulnier* SD 17 Bill Monning* AD 13 Susan Eggman*
CD 12 Nancy Pelosi* SD 19 Hannah-Beth Jackson* AD 14 Mae Torlakson
CD 13 Barbara Lee* SD 21 Jonathon Ervin AD 15 Tony Thurmond*
CD 14 Jackie Speier* SD 25 Anthony Portantino AD 17 David Chiu*
CD 15 Eric Swalwell* SD 29 Sukhee Kang AD 18 Rob Bonta*
CD 17 Mike Honda* SD 31 Richard Roth* AD 19 Phil Ting*
CD 18 Anna Eshoo* SD 33 Ricardo Lara* AD 20 Bill Quirk*
CD 19 Zoe Lofgren* SD 35 Warren Furutani AD 21 Adam Gray*
CD 20 Jimmy Panetta SD 39 Toni Atkins AD 22 Kevin Mullin*
CD 21 Emilio Huerta   AD 25 Kansen Chu*
CD 24 Salud Carbajal   AD 27 Ash Kalra
CD 27 Judy Chu*   AD 28 Evan Low*
CD 28 Adam Schiff*   AD 29 Mark Stone*
CD 29 Tony Cárdenas*   AD 30 Karina Cervantez Alejo
CD 30 Brad Sherman*   AD 31 Joaquin Arambula
CD 32 Grace Napolitano*   AD 32 Rudy Salas*
CD 33 Ted Lieu*   AD 35 Dawn Ortiz-Legg
CD 34 Xavier Becerra*   AD 36 Darren Parker
CD 35 Norma Torres*   AD 37 Monique Limón
CD 37 Karen Bass*   AD 40 Abigail Medina
CD 38 Linda Sánchez*   AD 41 Chris Holden*
CD 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard*   AD 43 Ardy Kassakhian
CD 41 Mark Takano*   AD 44 Jacqui Irwin*
CD 43 Maxine Waters*   AD 45 Matt Dababneh*
CD 44 Isadore Hall, III   AD 46 Adrin Nazarian*
CD 46 Joe Dunn   AD 47 Cheryl Brown*
CD 47 Alan Lowenthal*   AD 48 Bryan Urias
CD 51 Juan Vargas*   AD 49 Edwin Chau*
CD 53 Susan Davis*   AD 50 Richard Bloom*
    AD 51 Jimmy Gomez*
    AD 52 Freddie Rodriguez*
    AD 53 Miguel Santiago*
    AD 54 Sebastian Ridley-Thomas*
    AD 57 Ian Calderon*
    AD 58 Cristina Garcia*
    AD 59 Reginald Jones-Sawyer*
    AD 61 Jose Medina*
    AD 63 Anthony Rendon*
    AD 64 Michael Gipson*
    AD 65 Sharon Quirk-Silva
    AD 66 Al Muratsuchi
    AD 69 Tom Daly*
    AD 70 Patrick O’Donnell*
    AD 78 Todd Gloria
    AD 79 Shirley Weber*
    AD 80 Lorena Gonzalez*

 

Paid for by California Federation of Teachers COPE and California Federation of Teachers COPE Prop./Ballot Committee. Not authorized by a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate.

How did CFT's endorsements do in the 2014 election?

Download the results on a single easy-to-read sheet. (pdf, 1p)

Win = W, Lose = L

Statewide Offices

Governor Jerry Brown* W
Lieutenant Governor Gavin NewsomW
Attorney General Kamala HarrisW
Treasurer John Chiang W
Controller Betty Yee W
Secretary of State Alex Padilla W
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom TorlaksonW
Insurance Commissioner Dave JonesW
Board of Equalization, District 1 Chris Parker L
Board of Equalization, District 2 Fiona Ma W
Board of Equalization, District 4 Jerome HortonW

Statewide Ballot Measures

YES - 1 Conserve water resources W
Water bond addresses drought by increasing funding for water storage projects and watershed restoration

YES -45 Pre-approval of health insurance increases L
Requires insurance companies to justify premium increases and obtain pre-approval for rate hikes

YES - 47 Sensible sentencing reform W
Reduces sentences for certain nonviolent crimes and invests savings in treatment programs

YES 48 Confirms Indian gaming compacts L
Ratifies contracts negotiated between the state and tribes

NO - Measure L (Sacramento only) W

California Legislature

State Assembly
AD 2 Jim Wood W
AD 4 Bill Dodd W
AD 7 Kevin McCarty W
AD 8 Ken Cooley* W
AD 9 Darrell Fong L
AD 10 Marc Levine* W
AD 11 Jim Fraizer, Jr.* W
AD 12 Harinder Grewal L
AD 13 Susan Talamantes Eggman* W
AD 14 Susan Bonilla* W
AD 15 (Dual) Elizabeth Echols L

AD 15 (Dual) Tony Thurmond W
AD 16 Tim Sbranti L
AD 17 David Campos L
AD 18 Rob Bonta* W
AD 19 Phil Ting* W
AD 20 Bill Quirk* W
AD 21 Adam Gray* W
AD 22 Kevin Mullin* W
AD 24 Richard Gordon W*
AD 25 Kansen Chu 
AD 27 Nora Campos* W
AD 28 Evan Low W
AD 29 Mark Stone* W
AD 30 Luis Alejo* W
AD 31 Henry Perea* W
AD 32 Rudy Salas* W
AD 36 Steve Fox* L
AD 37 Das Williams* W
AD 39 Raul Bocanegra* L
AD 41 Chris Holden* W
AD 43 Mike Gatto* W
AD 44 Jacqui Irwin W
AD 45 Matt Dabahneh* W
AD 46 Adrin Nazarian* W
AD 47 Cheryl Brown* W
AD 48 Roger Hernandez* W
AD 49 Edwin Chau* W
AD 50 Richard Bloom* W
AD 51 Jimmy Gomez* W
AD 52 Freddie Rodriguez* W
AD 53 Miguel Santiago
AD 54 Sebastian Ridley-Thomas* W
AD 57 Ian Calderon* W
AD 58 Cristina Garcia* W
AD 59 Reginald Jones-Sawyer* W
AD 61 Jose Medina* W
AD 63 Anthony Rendon* W
AD 64 Michael Gipson W
AD 65 Sharon Quirk-Silva* L
AD 66 Al Muratsuchi* L
AD 69 Tom Daly* W
AD 70 Patrick O’Donnell W
AD 78 Toni Atkins* W
AD 79 Shirley Weber* W
AD 80 Lorena Gonzalez* W

State Senate 
SD 2 Mike McGuire W
SD 6 Richard Pan W
SD 10 Bob Wieckowski W
SD 12 Anthony Canella* W
SD 14 Luis Chavez L
SD 18 Robert Hertzberg W
SD 20 Connie Leyva W
SD 22 Ed Hernandez* W
SD 24 Kevin De Leon* W
SD 26 Sandra Fluke L
SD 30 Holly Mitchell* W
SD 32 Tony Mendoza W
SD 34 Jose Solorio L
SD 40 Ben Hueso* W

U.S. Congress

CD 2 Jared Huffman* W
CD 3 John Garamendi* W
CD 5 Mike Thompson* W
CD 6 Doris Matsui* W
CD 7 Ami Bera* L
CD 9 Jerry McNerny* W
CD 10 Michael Eggman L 
CD 11 Mark DeSaulnier W
CD 12 Nancy Pelosi* W
CD 13 Barbara Lee* W
CD 14 Jackie Speier* W
CD 15 Eric Swalwell* W
CD 16 Jim Costa* L
CD 17 Mike Honda* W
CD 18 Anna Eshoo* W
CD 19 Zoe Lofgren* W
CD 20 Sam Farr* W
CD 21 Amanda Renteria L
CD 24 Lois Capps* W
CD 26 Julia Brownley* W
CD 27 Judy Chu* W
CD 28 Adam Schiff* W
CD 29 Tony Cardenas* W
CD 30 Brad Sherman* W
CD 31 Pete Aguilar W
CD 32 Grace Napolitano* W
CD 33 Ted Lieu W
CD 34 Xavier Becerra* W
CD 35 Norma Torres W
CD 36 Raul Ruiz* W
CD 37 Karen Bass* W
CD 38 Linda Sanchez* W
CD 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard* W
CD 41 Mark Takano* W
CD 43 Maxine Waters* W
CD 44 Janice Hahn* W
CD 46 Loretta Sanchez* W
CD 47 Alan Lowenthal* W
CD 51 Juan Vargas* W
CD 52 Scott Peters* L
CD 53 Susan Davis W

   

Paid for by California Federation of Teachers COPE and California Federation of Teachers COPE Prop./Ballot Committee. Not authorized by a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate.

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Vote Nov. 4! CFT endorses Brown, Torlakson in General Election

New technologies have made it possible for CFT to offer a custom electronic slate card — with candidates and ballot issues relevant to YOU, based on where you live.EducatorsChoice Nov4 2

Go to The Educators’ Choice and type in your address. Up will pop a page tailored to your individual ballot, with endorsed candidates ranging from California governor to your local school and college board trustees.

Find materials and learn more about General Election 2014 here.

Below is the complete list of state and federal races in which CFT has endorsed. Candidate names followed by an asterisk (*) indicate incumbents.

Download the union's endorsement on a single easy-to-read sheet. (pdf, 1p)


Statewide Offices

Governor Jerry Brown*
Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom*
Attorney General Kamala Harris*
Treasurer John Chiang
Controller Betty Yee
Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson*
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones*
Board of Equalization, District 1 Chris Parker
Board of Equalization, District 2 Fiona Ma
Board of Equalization, District 4 Jerome Horton*

Statewide Ballot Measures

YES - 1 Conserve water resources 
Water bond addresses drought by increasing funding for water storage projects and watershed restoration

Neutral2 Rainy Day Fund
Reduces state funds available for programs in “good years.” If enacted, the state will cap
K-12 district reserves, freeing up additional resources in some districts.

YES - 45 Pre-approval of health insurance increases
Requires insurance companies to justify premium increases and obtain pre-approval for rate hikes

Neutral 46 Medical malpractice
Increases awards for malpractice and requires doctors to be drug tested

YES - 47 Sensible sentencing reform
Reduces sentences for certain nonviolent crimes and invests savings in treatment programs

YES 48 Confirms Indian gaming compacts
Ratifies contracts negotiated between the state and tribes

NO - Measure L (Sacramento only)

California Legislature

State Assembly
AD 2 Jim Wood
AD 4 Bill Dodd
AD 7 Kevin McCarty
AD 8 Ken Cooley*
AD 9 Darrell Fong
AD 10 Marc Levine*
AD 11 Jim Fraizer, Jr.*
AD 12 Harinder Grewal
AD 13 Susan Talamantes Eggman*
AD 14 Susan Bonilla*
AD 15 (Dual) Elizabeth Echols and Tony Thurmond
AD 16 Tim Sbranti
AD 17 David Campos
AD 18 Rob Bonta*
AD 19 Phil Ting*
AD 20 Bill Quirk*
AD 21 Adam Gray*
AD 22 Kevin Mullin*
AD 24 Richard Gordon*
AD 25 Kansen Chu
AD 27 Nora Campos*
AD 28 Evan Low
AD 29 Mark Stone*
AD 30 Luis Alejo*
AD 31 Henry Perea*
AD 32 Rudy Salas*
AD 36 Steve Fox*
AD 37 Das Williams*
AD 39 Raul Bocanegra*
AD 41 Chris Holden*
AD 43 Mike Gatto*
AD 44 Jacqui Irwin
AD 45 Matt Dabahneh*
AD 46 Adrin Nazarian*
AD 47 Cheryl Brown*
AD 48 Roger Hernandez*
AD 49 Edwin Chau*
AD 50 Richard Bloom*
AD 51 Jimmy Gomez*
AD 52 Freddie Rodriguez*
AD 53 Miguel Santiago
AD 54 Sebastian Ridley-Thomas*
AD 57 Ian Calderon*
AD 58 Cristina Garcia*
AD 59 Reginald Jones-Sawyer*
AD 61 Jose Medina*
AD 63 Anthony Rendon*
AD 64 Michael Gipson
AD 65 Sharon Quirk-Silva*
AD 66 Al Muratsuchi*
AD 69 Tom Daly*
AD 70 Patrick O’Donnell
AD 78 Toni Atkins*
AD 79 Shirley Weber*
AD 80 Lorena Gonzalez*

State Senate 
SD 2 Mike McGuire
SD 6 Richard Pan
SD 10 Bob Wieckowski
SD 12 Anthony Canella*
SD 14 Luis Chavez
SD 18 Robert Hertzberg
SD 20 Connie Leyva
SD 22 Ed Hernandez*
SD 24 Kevin De Leon*
SD 26 Sandra Fluke
SD 30 Holly Mitchell*
SD 32 Tony Mendoza
SD 34 Jose Solorio
SD 40 Ben Hueso*

U.S. Congress

CD 2 Jared Huffman*
CD 3 John Garamendi*
CD 5 Mike Thompson*
CD 6 Doris Matsui*
CD 7 Ami Bera*
CD 9 Jerry McNerny*
CD 10 Michael Eggman
CD 11 Mark DeSaulnier
CD 12 Nancy Pelosi*
CD 13 Barbara Lee*
CD 14 Jackie Speier*
CD 15 Eric Swalwell*
CD 16 Jim Costa*
CD 17 Mike Honda*
CD 18 Anna Eshoo*
CD 19 Zoe Lofgren*
CD 20 Sam Farr*
CD 21 Amanda Renteria
CD 24 Lois Capps*
CD 26 Julia Brownley*
CD 27 Judy Chu*
CD 28 Adam Schiff*
CD 29 Tony Cardenas*
CD 30 Brad Sherman*
CD 31 Pete Aguilar
CD 32 Grace Napolitano*
CD 33 Ted Lieu
CD 34 Xavier Becerra*
CD 35 Norma Torres
CD 36 Raul Ruiz*
CD 37 Karen Bass*
CD 38 Linda Sanchez*
CD 40 Lucille Roybal-Allard*
CD 41 Mark Takano*
CD 43 Maxine Waters*
CD 44 Janice Hahn*
CD 46 Loretta Sanchez*
CD 47 Alan Lowenthal*
CD 51 Juan Vargas*
CD 52 Scott Peters*
CD 53 Susan Davis

   

Paid for by California Federation of Teachers COPE and California Federation of Teachers COPE Prop./Ballot Committee. Not authorized by a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate.

 

Vote June 3! CFT endorses Brown, Torlakson in the Primary

Recognizing his support for public education, CFT has endorsed Gov. Jerry Brown for reelection in 2014. Brown, as the state’s chief executive, worked closely with CFT to pass Prop. 30, raising additional revenue for schools, and then helped shape a historic funding bill that recognizes that students from low-income families, and students who speak little English, need additional resources in order to excel.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has also won CFT support in another race with particular importance to educators. Torlakson has established a strong record of promoting public education. He is committed to expanding early childhood education as way to increase student success. Torlakson has also demonstrated a particular interest in career and technical education.TheEducatorsChoice CFTVoterGuide

In other races, CFT endorsed the reelection of Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Attorney General Kamala Harris, and Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones. In three races without an incumbent, CFT supports State Controller John Chiang for State Treasurer and Board of Equalization member Betty Yee for State Controller.

Voters face a choice in the competitive races for the secretary of state and controller. Yee is highly qualified to serve as state controller, having done an admirable job on the State Board of Equalization. Derek Cressman will make sure that every vote counts as secretary of state. He is a good government reformer who spent many years leading Common Cause.

Get personalized endorsements! Find the union's endorsements tailored to your local ballot.

Download a flyer with CFT endorsements for June 3.

CFT STATEWIDE ENDORSEMENTS 2014

Governor Jerry Brown
Lt. Governor Gavin Newson
Attorney General Kamala Harris
Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones
State Treasurer John Chiang
State Controller Betty Yee
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson
Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Disclaimer: Paid for by California Federation of Teachers COPE. Not authorized by a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate.

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Educators stand behind David Alvarez for mayor of San Diego

Rally February 8 at Mesa College


Community college teachers and other educators are rallying behind David Alvarez in the San Diego mayoral race. The Special Election is February 11.

On Saturday, February 8, at 9 a.m., CFT is co-sponsoring a get-out-the-vote rally at Mesa College, located at 7250 Mesa College Drive. Meet at Parking Lot #1. Activists are encouraged to attend the rally and to participate in the precinct walking that will fallow.

Alvarez established himself as an advocate for working families as a member of the city council. Educators and other union members, along with community allies, have responded enthusiastically to the Alvarez candidacy, calling thousands of voters and walking door to door.

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Get union endorsements on your phone! 
Find the full slate of education-friendly endorsements for General Election 2016, tailored to your local ballot, at the online Educators Choice Voter Guide.