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NEA President: Educators help make history in Nevada

Catherine Cortez Masto becomes first Latina U.S. Senator


WASHINGTON - November 08, 2016 -

Educators made history in Nevada tonight, successfully supporting the campaign of Catherine Cortez Masto to become the first Latina U.S. Senator in the nation’s history. Educators and their families played a key role in delivering a win for Sen.-elect Cortez Masto, knocking on doors, phone banking, and canvassing on behalf of her campaign. Hold for paragraph on campaign program run in Nevada.
NEA President Lily Eskelsen García issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the 3 million members of the National Education Association, we congratulate U.S. Sen.-elect Catherine Cortez Masto on her well-earned and history-making victory.

“We stand ready to work with Sen.-elect Cortez Masto to put Nevada working families ahead of partisan politics and to address the nation’s most pressing matters. She will make sure that working families have a seat at the table to move the state forward and create good jobs so that greater economic security and prosperity become a reality for more people. She knows that education is the engine that moves America forward, and she will always give educators a seat at the table to not only create strong public schools but to build a stronger nation.

“Educators are proud to have campaigned on her behalf, and now we look forward to continuing our partnership with Sen.-elect Cortez Masto in Washington.”

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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.

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