I wanted to make sure that everyone heard about some very exciting news in the U.S. Senate campaign. Last night, the Government Relations Committee voted to recommend that the classroom teachers, administrators and educational support professionals of NCAE endorse Cal Cunningham for U.S. Senate.
This process started over a decade ago when Cal served as the Student Body President at UNC-CH. A few years later he won a seat in the North Carolina State Senate. While serving he devoted his time to improving education, serving on every Senate committee that dealt with educational policy. He worked tirelessly on bills to lower the achievement gap, lower class sizes, and provide educators with the tools they need to succeed. Even though he no longer serves in the State Senate, Cal remains passionate about education policy and currently serves on the board of his local community college.
From the beginning of this campaign Cal has reached out to educators from Murphy to Manteo, working hard to earn their support. To date, he has released the most comprehensive education policy ideas of any of the candidates. You can read that policy HERE. The campaign also released a video profiling a young teacher:
The hard work that Cal has put in during this campaign to earn the support of men and women across North Carolina paid off with a vote from the GRC. With a 19-1 vote, the committee chose to recommend that the 65,000 members of NCAE endorse Cal Cunningham for the Democratic Primary. Over the coming weeks educators across the state will have an opportunity to finalize that decision. In the meantime, the work still continues and Cal continues to reach out to earn the support of every voter in North Carolina. We are taking nothing for granted.
This race is about the future of our state and our country. We must find new solutions and prepare the next generation for the 21st century while creating new jobs and rebuilding our economy. All of us should make that commitment to every child. Cal made that commitment long ago, and it is why he is so focused on education, and why the vote of confidence from educators across the state means so much to him and to the people of North Carolina.
I hope that you will check out our website, www.calfornc.com, and read where Cal stands on the issues. Join us, and lets go beat Richard Burr!
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