As educators and AFT members, we know that elections have real consequences, but the 2020 presidential election is especially important. The more involved we are, the stronger our collective voice is and the more effective our political role becomes.
The AFT executive council has approved a presidential endorsement process that aspires to ensure the greatest level of participation of AFT members ever, by expanding the opportunities for members to give input and feedback, providing for direct candidate engagement with AFT members, and striving for the highest level of member participation ever achieved in an AFT presidential endorsement process.
Together, we can ensure that our collective voice shapes the debate and that we elect a candidate who shares our values and vision for our country. Here’s how you can get involved:
- Visit aftvotes.org to learn more about the endorsement process, watch videos of AFT town halls with each candidate, and learn about each candidate’s position on education issues.
- Make sure you take this quick survey on your priorities in a presidential endorsement.
- Double-check that your voter registration is up-to-date, or register to vote, here. The Massachusetts presidential primary is on March 3, and the deadline to register to vote or change your registration is February 12.
AFT Massachusetts will also be conducting our own statewide endorsement process. Members are encouraged to participate in a series of engaging “tele-town hall” phone call events with AFT Massachusetts President Beth Kontos to discuss the upcoming presidential endorsement process!