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NEA President: Election of Katie McGinty is a win for Pennsylvania students and families

U.S. Senator-Elect Katie McGinty will put students ahead of partisan politics


WASHINGTON - November 08, 2016 -

In one of the most-watched Senate races in the country, Pennsylvania voters elected Katie McGinty to represent the Keystone State in the U.S. Senate. Educators and their families played a key role in delivering a win for McGinty, pounding the pavement and knocking on doors, phone banking, canvassing, and supporting her campaign. Hold for PA details of NEA ground game.

NEA President Lily Eskelsen García issued the following statement:

“We congratulate Senator-Elect Katie McGinty on her election tonight. Educators join her and her family in celebrating this well-earned victory. Students, educators, and working families of Pennsylvania welcome this news.

“Katie has pledged to do what is best for all students regardless of the ZIP code in which they live. She understands that the road to economic prosperity and security runs directly through our public schools. She will always give educators a seat at the table to not only create strong public schools and move Pennsylvania forward but also to build a stronger nation.

“When Congress convenes in January, educators stand ready to work with Sen.-Elect McGinty to put students ahead of partisan politics. With so much at stake for working families, now is the time for all of us to work together to fix our nation’s most pressing matters.

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

CONTACT: Miguel A. Gonzalez
(202) 822-7823, mgonzalez@nea.org