Texas AFT Political Action Committee Announces 2nd Round of Election Endorsements

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Texas AFT’s Committee on Political Education (COPE), our union’s political arm, is proud to announce its second round of endorsements for the upcoming primary runoffs and 2024 general election.

Electing public education allies to office is of paramount importance, and we’re so grateful for our members’ work to do just that. Our union’s political advocacy is funded solely by voluntary donations from our members across Texas and purchases from our online store.

New Endorsements

With May 28 primary runoffs quickly approaching and a November general election on the horizon, Texas AFT COPE is proud to add the following candidates to our endorsement list:

  • Colin Allred for U.S. Senate
  • Gustavo Reveles for State Board of Education Place 1
  • Jarvis Johnson for State Senate District 15
  • Nathan Johnson for State Senate District 16
  • Ruben Cortez for State House District 37
  • Jennie Birkholz for State House District 52
  • Michelle Beckley for State House District 63
  • Elizabeth Ginsberg for State House District 108
  • Laurel Jordan Swift for State House District 121
  • Stephanie Morales for State House District 138

About the Upcoming Elections

Our members have told us that one of their biggest concerns is the lack of educator input into state-level policies like testing, school funding, licensure, and evaluation. And we have seen the results.

Teachers and school staff must participate in every level of the democratic process so they can have a voice at every table — at the school board, at the state Capitol, in the halls of Congress, and at the ballot box. Wherever decisions are made about us, they cannot be made without us.

That is why we must vote in the upcoming May 28 primary election runoffs. The voter registration deadline to vote is April 29, and the early voting period is May 20-24.

We urge you to visit our Voter Education Hub at vote.texasaft.org to find election information, incumbent voting records, and ways for you as an educator to get involved in our advocacy.