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AFFT in the Washington Examiner: Teachers unions gloat over Democratic victories, even for candidates who backed school choice

Elisabeth Messenger, interim CEO of Americans for Fair Treatment, was quoted in the Washington Examiner:

In an email to the Washington Examiner, Elisabeth Messenger, the interim CEO of Americans for Fair Treatment, a union watchdog group, noted that the AFT and the NEA had “devoted millions of dollars to political races and PACs this election cycle.”

“Unions are the largest special interest group in the country, and they continue to spend their members’ dues on progressive politics. The NEA spends $2 on politics for every $1 they spend representing their members,” Messenger said. “If you’re curious about AFT’s priorities, just look at Randi Weingarten’s Twitter over the past few weeks—it has been filled with partisan rhetoric. I wouldn’t be surprised if she tweeted hundreds of times in support of progressive candidates or polarized causes completely unrelated to teachers or issues they face.”

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Americans for Fair Treatment

Americans for Fair Treatment is a free, membership, non-profit organization designed to help public sector workers exercise their First Amendment rights without fear of coercion from unions.