Press Release

AFT President Randi Weingarten on Tim Kaine’s Re-election to the US Senate

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018


Oriana Korin

WASHINGTON—AFT President Randi Weingarten on the re-election of Tim Kaine to represent Virginia in the U.S. Senate:

“Sen. Tim Kaine is a fighter—a fighter for our public schools, a fighter for people with pre-existing conditions, a fighter for affordable college and a fighter for working people. Virginians understood this was a ‘which side are you on?’ election and overwhelmingly chose decency over cruelty, fairness over prejudice, and democracy over demagoguery. Voters in Virginia continued the movement for change and for a check on President Trump’s dangerous agenda, a movement they began last year in their statewide elections.”

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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.