As Attorney General of California, Kamala Harris has taken the lead on a number of issues important to educators. She worked to reduce elementary school truancy and put young students on the right path to educational success; she created the Bureau of Children’s Justice to protect our state’s youngest and most vulnerable population. And she fought hard against the big banks during the foreclosure crisis to defend the communities in which we live and work.
As a candidate for the U.S. Senate, Harris has crafted a platform that puts values shared by CFT at the forefront. These include securing stable funding for early childhood and K-12 education, fighting for free tuition at our community colleges, and making larger Pell Grants available to college students. The CFT urges your vote for Kamala Harris on June 7.
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.
District 3 Mariko Yamada
District 9 Nancy Skinner
District 11 Jane Kim
District 15 Jim Beall
District 25 Anthony Portantino
District 35 Warren Furutani
District 14 Mae Torlakson
District 27 Ash Kalra
District 30 Karina Cervantez Alejo
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.
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Union endorsements: Get the union picks for the ballot measures and candidates on your phone.
Prop 55: Help our children thrive, a 6-minute CFT video explains why we need to maintain the 2012 tax on the state’s wealthiest.
Yes on Prop 58: Repeal Prop 227 and return successful language instruction to California classrooms.