December 17, 2012
AFT Urges Michigan Gov. Snyder to Veto Gun-in-Schools Bill
WASHINGTON—American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and AFT Michigan President David Hecker on Sunday urged Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to veto legislation that would allow concealed firearms in schools and other locations. The tragic massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, is a "chilling and heartbreaking reminder" that "firearms have absolutely no place in our schools," they wrote. "Gov. Snyder, please show the kind of leadership that students, families, educators and community members need to be as safe as possible in their schools. You can set an example for Michigan and the nation by taking this small but significant step to reduce gun violence by vetoing S.B. 59."
View the letter at: http://www.aft.org/pdfs/press/ltr_randi-govsnyder121612.pdf.
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The AFT represents 1.5 million pre-K through 12th-grade teachers; paraprofessionals and other school-related personnel; higher education faculty and professional staff; federal, state and local government employees; nurses and healthcare workers; and early childhood educators.