The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Federation of Teachers is endorsing the Democratic candidate for Senate.
“Katie McGinty stands solidly with working Pennsylvanians and is committed to rebuilding the middle class,” said AFT Pennsylvania President Ted Kirsch. “She has a record of fighting for stable, adequate funding for our public schools and affordable, accessible colleges and universities. She’s a strong advocate for affordable healthcare, job training and apprenticeship programs. She is committed to sustaining our Social Security and Medicare programs, and she supports raising the minimum wage. Katie McGinty is the best choice for Pennsylvania because understands that these policies are essential to helping families achieve the American dream.”
AFT Pennsylvania claims 36,000 members throughout the commonwealth.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of AFT Pennsylvania,” responded Katie McGinty. “I couldn’t have gotten where I am today without a good education, and I couldn’t have had that without the help of scholarships and student loans. As Senator, I will fight to expand early childhood education, make higher education attainable for all and ensure that our schools work for all they serve and all who serve them.”
McGinty is running against former Congressman Joe Sestak and Braddock Mayor John Fetterman in the Democratic primary. Incumbent GOP Senator Pat Toomey is running for his second term.