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NEA President: Sen.-elect Maggie Hassan is a win for New Hampshire

Hassan will put students ahead of partisan politics

WASHINGTON - November 08, 2016 -

New Hampshire voters chose to send to Gov. Margaret “Maggie” Hassan to Washington. Educators and their families played a key role in delivering a win for Hassan, knocking on doors, canvassing, and supporting her campaign from the get-go. Hold for paragraph on campaign program run in New Hampshire.

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 Maggie Hassan on her well-earned victory.

“New Hampshire voters chose to send Ms. Hassan to Washington because they know that she will always do what is best for working families and students regardless of the ZIP code in which they live. She knows that education is the engine that moves America forward. She will always give educators a seat at the table to not only create strong public schools but to build a stronger nation.

“When Congress convenes in January, educators stand ready to work with Sen.-elect Hassan to put students ahead of partisan politics. With so much at stake for working families, now is the time to work together to work our nation’s most pressing matters. We urge Congress to do the same.

“Educators are proud to have campaigned on her behalf, and now we look forward to continuing our partnership with Ms. Hassan 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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