Freedom for All to Thrive

Every person in America deserves the freedom to thrive, fueled by opportunity, justice and a voice in our democracy. That requires not only addressing the multiple crises affecting our country—COVID-19, the economic fallout and inequity, racial injustice, the climate crisis and threats to our democracy—but also creating the just and equitable conditions for economic and educational opportunity for all.

A “freedom to thrive” agenda requires bold action. Read more by downloading the accompanying documents, available in both English and Spanish.

I AM AFT: Member stories—doing amazing work every day

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Black Lives Matter

Making Black Lives Matter at school every day
Our members care, fight, and show up for their students. Part of that is making sure that Black students know they are loved, valued, and capable in a society that often gives them the opposite message.
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Equity in pay
The women at Rutgers University are suing for pay inequity, as they are paid less than their male counterparts. The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg did the same 50 years ago.
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AFT Retiree Legacy Project

Activists never retire
Through the AFT Retiree Legacy Project we want our retirees to share their truths, heal and grow together, because it is never too late to be an activist or an ally!
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Philadelphia, Penn.

Safe working conditions now!
Educators in Philadelphia demand safer working conditions before in-person instruction resumes.

Take Action

If passed, the THRIVE Act will invest a minimum of $1 trillion per year over ten years to create 15 million jobs and achieve full employment, and will build the power of workers to fight inequality. Call your lawmakers and tell them: 

Pass the THRIVE Act!

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Download our Freedom for All to Thrive agendas

Freedom to Thrive

Freedom to Thrive

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