Presidential Endorsement

Posted: August 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

You may have read recently about AFT’s endorsement of Hillary Clinton.  (There is more to write on this, but we are still on summer break.)  🙂

This endorsement was an exceedingly disappointing–and premature–move.  Sources say that Randi Weingarten, president of AFT, was promised a position in Clinton’s cabinet if AFT endorsed Clinton and she won.

If so, what I have been seeing in recent years and been so very disappointed in, has come true.  AFT should get its house in order. It is becoming The Man that we have supposedly been fighting against.  To support a corporatist, such as Clinton is, without even waiting to see what develops in the Bernie Sanders’ campaign, or even in a possible Joe Biden campaign, is self-serving and irresponsible. Earlier this week, Sanders drew an astonishing 28,000 to an appearance in Portland, OR, and today had 27,500 show up to his rally in LA.  These are numbers Clinton can only dream about.

Take a look at the below donor lists, and see the unions supporting Bernie. One of them is the National Education Association–the NEA, parent of California’s CTA, both affiliates always said to be much less progressive than AFT.  To not have our national affiliate, AFT, on the Bernie list is disheartening to say the least.

Think Independent (and, no, that’s not a grammatical error).

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Comments
  1. lcurtis2012 says:

    Amen to THAT! Thanks for pointing out the irony of the union becoming the
    institution it was designed to fight against. I support Bernie, for what it’s worth…don’t think he has a chance in hell, but hope and support spring eternal! 🙂

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