Topic: Press Releases

Teachers union leader calls for immediate action on gun legislation, stresses the importance of our educators’ roles in promoting healing with the new school year

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: August 7, 2019 CONTACT: Rob D'Amico, 512-627-1343 The president of the Houston Federation of Teachers and its state affiliate Texas AFT is calling for more restrictions on guns, particularly access to assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, after the shootings in El Paso and Dayton sent an ominous message that the epidemic of gun violence continues and puts our...

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Thousands of teachers, school employees expected for Capitol rally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2019 CONTACTS Rob D’Amico (Texas AFT): 512-627-1343 Clay Robison (TSTA): 512-535-8994 WHAT:   Several thousand teachers and other school employees from throughout Texas are expected to gather at the state Capitol to demand more funding for public school students, educators and retired educators. Most will be traveling to Austin on their Spring Break. WHO:    Joining them...

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