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NEA President: Educators help Clinton to victory in Iowa caucuses

Following hard fought victory, educators ready to keep working


WASHINGTON - February 02, 2016 -

Hillary Clinton won the Iowa Democratic caucuses last night with the unwavering support of the Hawkeye State's educators. Leading up to last nights caucuses, and over the course of the past three months, educators played a major role in Clintons narrow victory by engaging in a targeted, organized communication and field program.

The following statement can be attributed to NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia:

"Last night, the people of Iowa sent a message to the rest of the country: Hillary Clinton is the best choice for president of the United States. Now more than ever, we need a strong and effective leader who will do whats best for the future of all of Americas students and working families. That leader is Hillary Clinton."

"Iowa voters picked Hillary because she is a proven leader who believes a child's chance of success should not depend on living in the right ZIP code; a leader who will make sure that educators have a seat at the table when decisions are made that affect students and schools. Educators are confident that she is poised to become the democratic nominee for president and we are ready to roll up our sleeves and get back to work to make this happen."

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The National Education Association is the nations largest professional employee organization, representing more than 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers. Learn more at www.nea.org.