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Lyme — The Connecticut Education Association and the Connecticut affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers have endorsed Emily Bjornberg, a Democratic candidate for the state Senate’s 33rd District.
The 33rd Senate District represents Chester, Clinton, Colchester, Deep River, East Haddam, East Hampton, Essex, Haddam, Lyme, Old Saybrook, Portland and Westbrook.
“More than anything else, education is an issue that should bring all of us together, as we work to prepare our children for success in a rapidly changing world,” Bjornberg said in a statement. “As a mother of two young children I have a vested interest in a public school system that works for our families, and provides students with the skills they need to get ahead in life.”
“Parents, administrators, teachers and taxpayers must work together to provide better schools and a brighter future for our students. Emily Bjornberg will work hard to help our teachers succeed, and ensure our schools have the resources they need to educate the next generation,” CEA President Sheila Cohen said in a statement.
“We need someone in the State Senate who will work with her colleagues on issues important to working families. Whether it’s reclaiming the promise of education, expanding access to quality, affordable healthcare, or preserving vital public services, Emily will help clarify the conversation, not muddy the political waters,” said Melodie Peters, president of AFT Connecticut, in a statement.