Solomon Wins Endorsement from Teachers Union
The California Federation of Teachers has endorsed Norman Solomon for Congress in the new North Coast district spanning from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border.
“We look forward to working with you to promote issues pertaining to California’s educational system, public employees, and protecting the interests of working families,” the union’s president, Joshua Pechthalt, said in a letter to Solomon.
Solomon, an independent progressive Democrat, responded by vowing to work for full support of public education and working people. “The status quo is unacceptable,” he said. “Students, teachers, parents and communities deserve robust public investment in our schools. This is an unwavering commitment that I intend to fulfill as the North Coast’s representative in Congress.”
CFT made a dual endorsement in the congressional race after an extensive process that included an in-depth questionnaire and interviews of candidates by teachers in the union leadership.