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Connecticut Teachers' Union Endorses East Haven Lawmaker

The American Federation of Teachers also endorses James Albis.

James Albis
James Albis

State Representative James Albis was endorsed by the Connecticut Education Association (CEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in his re-election campaign for the 99th House District, according to a press release by Albis' office.  

The rest of the press release states:

The President of AFT Connecticut, Melodie Peters, explained that the AFT endorsed Representative Albis in recognition of his “long-term commitment to working families.” He has “fought shoulder to shoulder” with teachers in the best interest of kids. 

“You have consistently proven yourself to be an advocate for children, teachers, and public education,” said CEA President Sheila Cohen. “Most recently, throughout the 2014 legislative session, you steadfastly held to your commitment and ensured that our members’ voices were heard. Your constituents are fortunate to have you working for them in the General Assembly.”

“As a product of East Haven public schools I am truly humbled to have the endorsement and confidence of the AFT and CEA.” Albis said. “Their faith in my ability to fight for kids and working families is an honor. In my work as State Representative I have brought home more pre-K spots to help our youngest children and funded more school security to ensure the safety of all of East Haven’s students. As a State Representative I will continue to work for students, teachers, and public education.”

Representative Albis has worked in the East Haven public school system as a homebound tutor and marching band instructor. His mother currently teaches English at East Haven High School, where she has taught for the past 19 years.

AFT Connecticut is a labor federation of 29,000 hard-working teachers and school support staff, nurses and healthcare workers, higher education faculty and public service workers from more than 90 local unions throughout the state.

CEA has a membership of more than 43,000. CEA members include K-12 teachers in Connecticut public schools as well as retired teachers and college students preparing to become teachers.

For questions please contact James Albis at james.albis@gmail.com or (203) 435-8927.


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