Statement from Eddie Melton for Governor on AFT Indiana Endorsement

Statement from Eddie Melton for Governor on AFT Indiana Endorsement

Gary, Indiana — On Saturday, the Indiana chapter of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) announced their endorsement of State Senator Eddie Melton for governor of Indiana. On Red for Ed Action Day at the Statehouse, Sen. Melton had numerous conversations with teachers represented by AFT and heard their primary concerns which included changing Indiana’s school accountability structure, removing the externship requirement for teachers and increasing funding for public education. 

“I am humbled to receive AFT Indiana’s endorsement and promise to keep public education, our deserving students and our dedicated educators among my top priorities should I be elected governor,” Sen. Melton said. “Thank you AFT Indiana educators for believing in me, as I believe in us.”

“We chose to endorse Eddie Melton because he has always been a supporter of public education. He didn’t just start doing so when he announced his candidacy for governor,” GlenEva Dunham, President of AFT Indiana, said. “He has shown his support of public education during his term as a State Senator and he has always stood by us. Eddie Melton is a champion for public education at a time when Indiana’s public schools are getting hit hard.”

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