Public Education Champions Elected
Concord, NH – After months of hard work, candidates who will safeguard the promise of public education in New Hampshire were elected across the state yesterday. “This is not a win for any single political party, but for public school students, their families, educators and middle class Granite Staters whose voices have fallen on deaf ears in Concord these past two years. Today we have our voices back,” said Scott McGilvray, President of NEA-New Hampshire.
“We were confident when we backed Maggie Hassan in early August that she would be a champion for public education and the middle class. Together with our allies, hundreds of volunteers spent countless hours knocking on doors, calling voters and spreading the word about Maggie, President Obama and all the candidates who were prepared to stand with public school students and educators.
“Yesterday we elected leaders who care about our students, their families, and educators, and we can now move this state forward, providing great public schools for all of New Hampshire’s children,” said McGilvray.
“I would like to thank all of the volunteers and NEA-New Hampshire members across the state that made this victory possible. There were some close races, but your hard work obviously made a difference,” said McGilvray.
On the national level, the victories for Annie Kuster and Carol Shea-Porter will only help the citizens of New Hampshire move forward as they work with re-elected President Obama and Senator Jeanne Shaheen to rebuild the middle class, with a focus on education. With that kind of support in Washington, New Hampshire’s educators and students can expect to see policies in place that help not hurt our children.
“Having these four strong leaders in Washington to fight for New Hampshire’s educators is more important than ever. Thanks to the help of so many, we now have a strong congressional team in place to fight to rebuild the middle class, focusing on issues that matter to our students and our members,” said McGilvray.