Press Release

What’s Happening Friday at the AFT 2010 Convention

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Thursday, July 8, 2010


AFT Media Affairs


SEATTLE—U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) will address the more than 3,000 delegates at the American Federation of Teachers convention on Friday morning, followed by a celebration of organizing victories led by AFT President Randi Weingarten. Afternoon highlights include debating and voting on various policy resolutions, as well as presentations on the AFT’s community work by a Special Olympian and a former professional football player.

WHEN:   Friday, July 9

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: “Building OUR UNION Together”
Greetings and remarks from U.S. Sen. Patty Murray
AFT President Randi Weingarten—Celebration of organizing victories
Business session

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: “Building Communities Together”
Business session
Special Olympics presentation
Remarks from former NFL player Damon Huard
WHERE:   Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

The AFT is holding its biennial convention July 7-11 in Seattle. Coming together under the theme “Building Futures Together,” more than 3,000 delegates will vote on major union policies that address the need to save and strengthen public education, build common cause with communities, and improve the institutions in which our members work.

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The AFT represents 1.6 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.