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Following key Nevada win, Educators for Hillary roll up sleeves and get back to work

With 2 out of 3 key victories, campaign carries momentum on towards South Carolina and Super Tuesday


WASHINGTON - February 20, 2016 -

Hillary Clinton won the key Nevada caucuses today with strong support from the Silver State educators.  The Nevada State Education Association, the NEA’s state affiliate, represents more than 28,000 members. Educators have played a major role in the grassroots effort that has been key to Clinton’s victories in two out of the first 3 states in the Democratic nomination process. The Educators for Hillary campaign engaged in a robust, targeted, and well-organized communications and field programs, including digital ads, direct mail, phone banking, knocking on doors, recruiting caucus captains, and organizing supporters to caucus on behalf of Hillary Clinton.

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

“Hillary Clinton has clearly seized momentum as we head into South Carolina and Super Tuesday. Educators know that now more than ever, we need a champion for students. We need a strong and effective leader who will do what is best for the future of all of America’s students and working families. The obvious choice is Hillary.

“Educators across the country are enthusiastic and making their presence felt on the ground to ensure Hillary wins. With an Iowa victory and now Nevada, educators are ready to continue rolling into March standing up for Hillary because they know she will fight for every student, regardless of their ZIP code.”

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The National Education Association is the nation’s 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.

CONTACT:  Miguel A. Gonzalez, NEA Communications, 202-822-7823, mgonzalez@nea.org