March 16, 2000

Sanders Endorsed by Teachers

NEW FREEDOM, PA - Today Jeff Sanders (D-York County) announced that he has been endorsed by both the National Education Association (NEA) and the Pennsylvania State Education Association (PSEA) as the best representative of the needs of teachers and students in the Democratic primary in the 19th Congressional District. The endorsement of both organizations followed an extensive interview and questionnaire process that focused on the needs of the nation's public schools.

"No endorsement better frames my priorities as a candidate or as a person than that of the leading public education advocacy groups in the state and the nation," Sanders said. "To have their support validates my efforts on behalf of our public schools as a school board member, an educator for 32 years, and as someone who recognizes that strengthening public education must be Congress' top job, because it is the keystone to America's future prosperity. The NEA and PSEA know, just as the people of south central Pennsylvania know, that if you want Congress to get bogged down in arguments and semantics, elect a lawyer. But if you want members of Congress to work together to improve education, vote for a teacher."

Sanders has already secured the endorsements of the Cumberland County Democratic Committee, York County Commissioner Shirley Glass, Adams County Commissioner Harry Stokes, and Adams County Democratic Party Chair Mark Berg.