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PA-2: Fattah Wins PFT Endorsement

Chaka FattahYesterday, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers Local 4 (PFT), which represents more than 11,000 teachers across Philadelphia, held its Executive Board Meeting where they voted “unanimously” to support Congressman Chaka Fattah for re-election to Congress.

“Not only has Congressman Fattah  been a leader in Congress with his GEARUP and the  American Opportunity Tax Credit programs but most recently he showed his commitment to  public schools when he announced a $191M grant to the Philadelphia School District,” PFT President Jerry Jordan said. “He has visited most of our schools and helped many of our young people succeed in college and beyond. His commitment backed up by his seniority is what our children need. The PFT knows how to win elections and we fully plan to mobilize our members and retirees to help the Fattah team win.”

“Our ability to read this is thanks to a teacher, and my ability to win this election is in no small part because of teachers ­the PFT,” responded Congressman Fattah. “The American Federation of Teachers and the PFT have against all odds, fought for the best in American education and I am glad to have them fighting on our side.”

This announcement comes on the heels of Fattah’s opponent, Dwight Evans, winning the endorsement of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurse and Allied Professionals.

In addition to Evans, Congressman Fattah will be up against Philadelphia Ward Leader Dan Muroff and Lower Merion Commissioner Brian Gordon in the April 26th primary.

The 2nd Congressional District consists of parts of Northwest Philadelphia as well as Southwestern Montgomery County.

12 Responses

  1. And the teacher’s unions wonder why people think teachers are out of touch…

  2. Isn’t Dwight Evans a known supporter of Charter Schools? Isn’t he also the authored at the House Bill that led to the School Reform Commission?

    There is no way the PFT would ever endorse Dwight for anything and the amount of money Chaka has brought to Philadelphia makes him a clear ally to the PFT despite his pending move to federal prison.

  3. Get lost Jerry Jordan. Just GO deadbeat do nothing juiced in hack. What a joke the PFT is. I know one thing Philadelphians KNOW what a crooked man Dwight Evans. To ask us to vote for you instead of Indicted Fattah is a step down. I hope Fattah wins gets found guilty and they appoint either Vince Hughes or Dan Muroff.

  4. What a role model for students… he’s under federal indictment! Establishment politics need to get out of this country.

  5. Will PoliticsPA post a picture of Joe Sestak and Joe’s endorsement by the Phila Inquirer?

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