|We are proud to announce that the California Federation of Teachers has endorsed my candidacy for Lt. Governor!
The CFT represents more than 120,000 educational employees working at every level of public and private education from Head Start to the University of California. These hardworking public servants dedicate their lives to ensuring our children receive every opportunity to succeed.
“We are proud to support Eleni Kounalakis for Lieutenant Governor. Eleni will be a champion for students and educational employees from early childhood through the university system because she believes in the power of education. She knows it is essential to support and fund our public education system and to build strong campus communities. We look forward to working with Eleni Kounalakis to build a stronger California together.”
– CFT President Josh Pechthalt
As the daughter of an elementary school teacher, I could not be more humbled to have the support of our teachers and educational workers.
As Lt. Governor, I will always stand with our teachers and faculty. I know first-hand that access to a high quality public school education is the roadmap to success for California’s future. CFT members are on the front lines every day for our students and families, from creating a safe haven for immigrant students to making sure our teachers and educators are paid a fair and livable wage. Teachers should also be able to live and work in their communities, and as Lt. Governor, I look forward to working with leaders in CFT to create policies that enhance the lives and education of all Californians.
I am so humbled and proud the California Federation of Teachers dual endorsed in this race. Together, we will ensure our California public schools continue to lead the country in providing a world-class education for all our kids.
I would be so grateful to have your early support. Please add your name to our endorsement list today!