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Photo Release: United Federation of Teachers Endorses Austin Shafran for City Council, Teachers Union, With Large and Politically Active Membership in Northeast Queens, Wholeheartedly Pledges to Get Out the Vote for Shafran

Photo Release: United Federation of Teachers Endorses Austin Shafran for City Council, Teachers Union, With Large and Politically Active Membership in Northeast Queens, Wholeheartedly Pledges to Get Out the Vote for Shafran

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Queens, NY—The United Federation of Teachers, representing 200,000 education professionals working in New York City public schools, today announced their endorsement of Austin Shafran for City Council. Driven by one of the largest and most politically active and unified membership of any union in Northeast Queens, the UFT’s endorsement represents a game-changing victory for the Shafran campaign, further cementing his status as the front-runner and clear choice of working families in this hotly contested race.
Queens, NY—The United Federation of Teachers, representing 200,000 education professionals working in New York City public schools, today announced their endorsement of Austin Shafran for City Council. Driven by one of the largest and most politically active and unified membership of any union in Northeast Queens, the UFT’s endorsement represents a game-changing victory for the Shafran campaign, further cementing his status as the front-runner and clear choice of working families in this hotly contested race.

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United Federation of Teachers Endorses Austin Shafran for City Council
Teachers Union, With Large and Politically Active Membership in Northeast Queens, Wholeheartedly Pledges to Get Out the Vote for Shafran

Queens, NY—The United Federation of Teachers, representing 200,000 education professionals working in New York City public schools, today announced their endorsement of Austin Shafran for City Council. Driven by one of the largest and most politically active and unified membership of any union in Northeast Queens, the UFT’s endorsement represents a game-changing victory for the Shafran campaign, further cementing his status as the front-runner and clear choice of working families in this hotly contested race. Today’s endorsement ensures that the UFT’s sophisticated political operation, which has a long and winning tradition of electing candidates, will be out in full force to help propel Shafran to victory. The announcement builds on weeks of momentum for the Shafran campaign, during which it has secured the nearly unified support of the City’s labor community, including the

Working Families Party, 1199 SEIU, 32BJ, the Hotel Trades Council, the New York City Central Labor Council, and Teamsters Joint Council 16. Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers, said, “Austin Shafran knows that we need strategies that work - like early childhood education and greater input for parents and educators - to make sure that our kids get the education they deserve and to close the achievement gap. The UFT will work hard to see that he is elected to be a voice for parents, teachers, and students.” "Coming from a family of teachers, there is no greater honor than to have the support of our teachers who work so hard to give our children the tools they need to succeed," said Austin Shafran, candidate for City Council (CD-19). "Teachers make a difference in the lives of our children every day, and it’s our responsibility to do everything possible to ensure they can help our children achieve anything imaginable. I am sincerely honored to have the endorsement of the UFT and will work with its leadership and members to get our teachers the support they need to give our children the education they deserve." In addition to the endorsement by the United Federation of Teachers, a full list of union endorsements can be found at: http://www.austin4council.com/endorsements. For more information about the campaign and to get involved, please visit www.austin4council.com. ###

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