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Question 1 - Vote YES for a Stronger Democracy

On November 4, there will be a State Constitutional Amendment (Question 1) on the Connecticut ballot. The purpose is to improve voter turnout by removing barriers that often discourage and deter eligible voters from exercising their most fundamental democratic right. More than 30 states already allow "early voting," but ours does not. That's why AFT Connecticut is urging a YES vote on Question 1 to make it possible here, too. 
 
Click here to learn more about the "Vote YES Connecticut" campaign.
 

Turning Up the Heat to "Reclaim the Planet"

The sense of doom that motivated an estimated 310,000 people to converge on the Upper West Side of New York City on Sunday for the People's Climate March did not dampen their hope and optimism for a vision of a green future. Swelling the crowd were hundreds of AFT members and thousands of trade unionists from the more than 70 labor organizations that were co-sponsors of the day's events.
 
Click here to watch a brief video on the historic event.
 

Comments on Foley Campaign's Proposed Scheme to "Starve State's Schools"

Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, made the following remarks in response to an education proposal promoted by Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley in a campaign ad and recent public comments:
 

Back to School and Working Together for Progress

As AFT Connecticut's elected leaders, we would like to welcome back our member educators from a much-deserved break and offer our best wishes for a smooth and successful school year. And to our retired teachers, we would like to once again express our appreciation for service in the classroom and our hope for continued involvement in our union.
 
We intend to stay in touch and keep you informed of significant developments in public education policy, as we did throughout the last school year and over the summer.
 
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