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TOMORROW: NEA President to address hundreds of union members at major “get out the vote” event


PHILADELPHIA - October 14, 2016 -

NEA president Lily Esklesen García will address hundreds of union members on Saturday at a major “get out the vote” (GOTV) rally alongside other national union presidents. The member volunteers in attendance will then conduct an all day GOTV canvass of Philadelphia and surrounding counties on behalf of Hillary Clinton and U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty. McGinty will also speak at the rally.

Pennsylvania is a key battleground state in 2016, and this organizing event is part of a larger labor effort to canvass across the city and state on Saturday in the lead-up to Election Day on November 8.

WHO: 

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García
AFSCME President Lee Saunders
AFT President Randi Weingarten
U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty
Philadelphia Councilwoman Helen Gym
Philadelphia Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell 
 WHAT: GOTV Rally and Voter Canvass in Philadelphia, media availability with union leaders at the conclusion of the rally.
 WHEN: Saturday, October 15, 10:00 a.m.
 WHERE: 4720 Ludlow Street, Philadelphia, PA

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The National Education Association is the nation's largest professional employee organization, representing nearly 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.

Contact: Richard Allen Smith  202-716-6461, rasmith@nea.org