Press Release

What's Happening Thursday at the AFT 2010 Convention

For Release: 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


George Jackson


SEATTLE—The American Federation of Teachers’ 2010 convention will kick off tomorrow with greetings from Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, remarks by NAACP President Ben Jealous and the keynote address by AFT President Randi Weingarten.


Thursday, July 8, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn
NAACP President Ben Jealous
AFT President Randi Weingarten


Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle

Reporters need to pick up press credentials at the convention center’s 4th floor AFT Press Office.


Following her keynote address, Weingarten will hold a media availability:
12:15 p.m. Thursday
Convention center, Room 611-612.
Reporters can call in: 1-877/873-8018, and passcode 7600264#.

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 1.7 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.