For Immediate Release
May 5, 2020
EMILYs List Recognizes National Teachers’ Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Stephanie Schriock, president of EMILYs List, the nation’s largest resource for women in politics, released the following statement recognizing National Teachers’ Day:
“In this moment of extreme uncertainty, we recognize teachers across the country for their dedication to public service. Teachers and their tireless leadership are instrumental in the education and empowerment of girls and women nationwide. From the classroom to Congress, we are grateful for women like Senator Jeanne Shaheen (NH) and Congresswoman Jahana Hayes (CT-05) who have served as tireless advocates for teachers and the public education system. EMILYs List is proud to support teachers running at all levels like Rita Hart (IA-02), Jill Schupp (MO-02), Jackie Gordon (NY-02), Betsy Dirksen Londrigan (IL-13), Pam Cordova (NM-SD30), and Molly Donahue (IA-HD68). We look forward to electing more educators up and down the ballot in November.”
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