Press Release

AFT President Randi Weingarten, AFT Members and Leaders Head to Charlotte, N.C., for Democratic Convention

For Release: 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Carolyn Fiddler

Charlotte, N.C.—
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson and Executive Vice President Francine Lawrence, as well as more than 100 AFT members and leaders, will be in Charlotte, N.C., on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week as delegates to the Democratic National Convention.

After a week of demonization of and attacks on teachers at the Republican National Convention, the Obama-Biden ticket will use the Democratic convention to showcase real solutions to move America forward, invest in public education and teachers, and strengthen the middle class

AFT members and leaders will take part in several panels and discussions to highlight the choice the American people face this election and emphasize how AFT members are uniting their communities around solutions that expand educational and economic opportunity for all.

Weingarten and AFT members and leaders are available for media interviews throughout the week. Please contact Carolyn Fiddler at to make arrangements.

What:                        The AFT at the Democratic National Convention, Charlotte, N.C.

Who:                           AFT President Randi Weingarten
                                   AFT members and leaders

When:                        Tuesday, Sept. 4, through Thursday, Sept. 6

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The AFT represents 1.7 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.