BOWIE, MD -- Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) has been endorsed for his reelection to Congress in the Fifth Congressional District by national and local educators, including the National Education Association (NEA), the Maryland State Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and the Maryland Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers.
"Preparing our students for success is vitally important to the future of our nation," said Congressman Hoyer. "I'm honored to receive the endorsement of the National Education Association, the Maryland State Education Association, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Maryland Chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. Our teachers work hard each and every day to ensure our students have the skills they need to succeed. I'm committed to continuing to work with these organizations in the coming years to ensure our teachers have the support they need."
"On behalf of the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, the political action committee of the NEA, it is my pleasure to notify you of The NEA Fund's decision to recommend your election to the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional District 5 in Maryland," said Lily Eskelsen Garcia, Chairperson, NEA Fund for Children and Public Education. "The Maryland State Education Association - which recommended your candidacy - and the NEA Fund applaud your commitment to public education and children. We wish you every success in the coming election."
"Congressman Hoyer is a strong advocate for Maryland's students and teachers," said Cheryl Bost, President, Maryland State Education Association. "He has worked tirelessly throughout his time in Congress to make sure our students have access to the resources they need to succeed. We're grateful to have a champion like Steny Hoyer in Congress."
"On behalf of the American Federation of Teachers and our 18,000 members from Maryland, we write to endorse your 2018 candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives," said Randi Weingarten, President & Lorretta Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Teachers. "Your long-standing commitment to the principles of fairness, democracy and economic opportunity, as well as to the availability of high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for all Americans, has been exemplary. It has also been the foundation of your many accomplishments as a legislator. You stand firmly with working folks across our great nation and are committed to advancing social and economic justice not just for the privileged few but for everyone. And it is for these reasons, and many more, that we proudly support your candidacy to represent the 5th Congressional District of Maryland in Congress."
"The AFT-Maryland is proud to endorse Congressman Steny Hoyer for re-election in November," said Mariette English, President, American Federation of Teachers - Maryland. "Congressman Hoyer’s leadership in the House of Representatives has been invaluable to all Marylanders, not just those in the 5th district. He’s been a friend to labor, educators and public employees here in Maryland and across the nation. We look forward to continuing to work with Congressman Hoyer to promote the well-being of working families in Maryland and all across this great country."