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Connecticut members celebrate AFFT’s mission

Americans For Fair Treatment (AFFT) celebrated the past year’s progress with our Connecticut members at Christian Educators’ year-end event.

Many remarks at the event highlighted the power of diverse viewpoints on many issues Connecticut’s communities are facing. Several questions and answers noted the importance of supporting educators by teaching parents and students that educators are allies, regardless of what partisan politics try to tell us. Members were looking for solutions to tone down politics when discussing education topics with fellow educators and the community.

Gwen Samuel, AFFT organizer, said, “The event demonstrates the importance of working with and supporting committed, passionate organizations that support educators of all backgrounds. It was an inspirational, thought-provoking, and unifying event, and AFFT is grateful to participate with a wonderful group of educators.”

Samuel spoke with almost a dozen attendees and asked for feedback about AFFT’s programs and services. These attendees were a diverse crowd, living in various parts of Connecticut, and were quick to compliment AFFT for its beneficial programs and services.

The consensus among attendees was AFFT is invaluable because AFFT helps connect like-minded educators to network and workshop ideas. The educators Samuel spoke with also appreciated the training and legal resources that AFFT provides to its own members.

AFFT takes pride in providing a community to public employees who have been wronged, misrepresented by their union and believe unions need to be held accountable.

Spencer Irvine

Spencer Irvine is Senior Writer & Researcher at Americans for Fair Treatment, a community of current and former public-sector employees offering resources and support to exercise their First Amendment rights. Spencer previously worked in state government, in communications for a non-profit advocacy organization, and held various administrative and communications roles at a media analysis organization. He has a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Brigham Young University. He lives in Arizona with his wife, is an avid history buff and enjoys touring historic sites.