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Jul
11

‘nation’s largest teachers union endorses obama re-election’

CNN: A year earlier than usual, the nation’s largest teachers union on Monday endorsed President Barack Obama for re-election in 2012.

The National Education Association, which represents 3.2 million teachers and administrators, approved the recommendation from its political action committee at its annual meeting in Chicago.

Obama “shares our vision for a stronger America,” NEA President Dennis Van Roekel said in a statement issued by the group. “He has never wavered from talking about the importance of education or his dedication to a vibrant middle class.”

….The NEA statement said the organization usually waits until the summer of an election year to endorse a candidate. This year, it did so earlier than normal “in order to provide early and strong support to help ensure the election of a candidate who is on the side of students and working families.”

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Thank you Collegekay 😉


25 Responses to “‘nation’s largest teachers union endorses obama re-election’”


  1. 1 isonprize
    July 4, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Yeah NEA!! Though I do agree with NEA (and on a very rare occasion, disagree with Pres. Obama). I do not like charter schools. They spend public money, in many cases, provide marginal education, and often, (at least in Philadelphia, anyway) blatantly discriminate against children with special needs.

    But again, YEAH for NEA coming out early and strong for Pres. Obama. We are going to need all the help we can get!!!

  2. July 4, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Hey Train’s on the Whitehouse.gov!

  3. 9 meta
    July 4, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    LOVE that the White House knows how to have fun. Knows who to honor and how to build community. BRAVO.

  4. 10 Ladyhawke
    July 4, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I would wager a guess that no one in the media has ever checked the website of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Maybe a few tweets can bring this post to their attention. So far there have been nothing but crickets about what the GOP said and what the GOP did.

    “THE FIRST & MOST URGENT DOMESTIC PRIORITY OF OUR GOVERNMENT”

    Last year, House Republicans unveiled their “Pledge to America”–making grand promises to the American people. They stated on page five of their “pledge”:

    A plan to create jobs, end economic uncertainty, and make America more competitive must be the first and
    most urgent domestic priority of our government.

    Today marks 177 days, six full months, of Republican control of the House of Representatives but Americans are still waiting on what Democrats agree should be our “most urgent domestic priority”–jobs. Instead of moving legislation to create jobs, Republicans have passed bills that actually destroy jobs. In fact, the only votes taken in the last 177 days to create jobs have been on Democratic bills, which were either voted down by Republicans or which Republicans voted against even considering:

    The Democratic Whip’s office has put together a chart on even more failures by House Republicans to live up to their promises:

    Check out the chart here:

    http://www.democraticleader.gov/blog/?p=4179

    • 11 hopefruit2
      July 4, 2011 at 8:55 pm

      No, the media is more concerned with the fact that Obama said that his daughter was 13 a few days before her birthday. That’s more important than any thing that Nancy Pelosi says about the GOP and their gross incompetence and deliberate attempts to sabotage this economy.

    • 12 meta
      July 4, 2011 at 8:56 pm

      Ladyhawke, thanks so much for posting this. Leader Pelosi is my Rep so I’ve been reading her Gavel blog since she first took office as Speaker. She is phenomenal and speaks the truth every single day. She does not take any guff and does not pull any punches. I would love to see people read her blog and help to get her reappointed SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE!!

      • 13 Ladyhawke
        July 4, 2011 at 9:03 pm

        I agree Meta. Nancy Pelosi is an amazing woman. She is my hero. It breaks my heart every time I think about where we would be now if she was still Speaker of the House. Nancy was a workhorse and she got things done. I will be doing everything in my power to ensure she gets that gavel back.

        • 14 meta
          July 4, 2011 at 9:15 pm

          I just tweeted:

          BRING BACK SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI. #JOBS #progress #fullworkweek #intelligence #21stCentury #middleclass #patriotism #country1st #people1st

          • 15 Ladyhawke
            July 4, 2011 at 9:54 pm

            Thanks so much meta, that’s great. We have our own rapid response team now.

            • 16 utaustinliberal
              July 5, 2011 at 12:28 am

              She’s not my rep (sadly)but I have loved Nancy ever since she became Speaker of the House and gained such a high profile for her work. She takes no prisoners, does her job effectively, ran one of the most successful congress; legislative wise, corraled her caucus and passed Healthcare, the Dream Act, more power to the EPA and FDA, DADT, Healthy-Hunger Free Kids Act and more. The republicans hated her guts because she got shit done and she never ever took BS from them. When they came at her, boy she swung back just as hard. Hopefully when the dems win the house in 2012, they won’t be too chickenshit by fake msm perception of Nancy and just hand the gavel back to her.

    • 17 theo67
      July 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm

      Just tweeted – excellent link!

      • 18 Ladyhawke
        July 4, 2011 at 9:09 pm

        Here’s another one theo. I was reminded about this item when What Is Working posted the directory to products made in America. The Republicans have introduced zero jobs bills. But the Democrats have the “Make It In America” initiative. So how much have you heard about this from the mainstream media?

        MAKE IT IN AMERICA

        Make it in America is a legislative initiative from House Democrats to revitalize manufacturing in America, create new good-paying jobs, and make our nation more secure. By rebuilding our manufacturing sector—which was hit particularly hard during the Bush Administration when America lost nearly a third of its manufacturing jobs—we can create the high-skill, high-wage jobs of the future while promoting American competitiveness, innovation, and exports. When we Make it in America, we create jobs to lead the world economy. This effort builds on House Democrats’ actions to create jobs and grow the economy and focuses on investing in key priorities while cutting wasteful spending.

        http://www.democraticleader.gov/issues?id=0077

        • 19 theo67
          July 4, 2011 at 10:40 pm

          Just tweeted this,too. It’s a shame that the good works of Nancy Pelosi (and other Democrats, I’m sure) are ignored by this ignorant media.

    • 20 LunarSea
      July 4, 2011 at 10:38 pm

      Wow. I knew they’ve been doing this but to see it on her page is great. I agree we need to tweet it to all the new outlets but also call and email your state reps.

      While we are waiting for the #mediafail to consider doing their jobs we really should be calling into local and national talk shows, adding this to comments at our local press sites and in letters to the editors. We need to take it to the people directly. Over and over until it starts to sink into their brainwashed heads.

  5. 22 meta
    July 4, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    WOW!! The fireworks are GORGEOUS!!!!

    Happy 4th of July everyone!!!!

  6. 24 utaustinliberal
    July 5, 2011 at 12:30 am

    Yay! congrats to the NEA for endorsing a champion of education rights for one and all. Best decision ever! The fact they endorsed him a year early, speaks volumes.


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