Esty endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers
Elizabeth Esty of Cheshire smiles as she is nominated by supporters at the Democratic Convention at Rotella Interdistrict Magnet School in Waterbury. (New Haven Register Photo/Peter Casolino)
Continuing to rack up the union endorsements, Elizabeth Esty has been endorsed by the American Federation of Teachers.
“Elizabeth Esty has expressed a deep commitment to fighting for quality education in Connecticut,” said Sharon Palmer, president of AFT Connecticut. “Elizabeth Esty understands that improving education will improve the quality of life for all residents in our state.”
“Ensuring that people have access to quality, affordable healthcare as well as protecting Medicare are issues that Elizabeth Esty and our union support,” she said.
AFT Connecticut represents 28,000 workers in the state, and is Connecticut’s second-largest AFL-CIO union, according to a release issued by the Esty campaign.
“In a year when the stakes are higher than ever for our kids, our teachers, and public education, I’m particularly grateful to have the endorsement of AFT Connecticut,” Esty said. “Education is an issue that matters to me personally as a mom. I first ran for local office seven years ago because I had three kids in public school at the time, and I was concerned about the school budget decisions being made by my town council.