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The 2013 AFT-WV convention, held at the Waterfront Hotel, radiated an energy that inspired participants to return to their schools and reclaim public education.
Convention delegates listened to informative presentations, attended top-notch professional workshops and also approved the 2014 Legislative Agenda. Delegates also heard a recap of the past year’s victories and challenges during Christine Campbell’s State of the Union speech.
AFT-West Virginia’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) met on November 15, 2014 in Morgantown, WV and voted to endorse the following candidates for the May 2014 primary election:
• Natalie Tennant for US Senate
• Glen Gainer for US House of Representatives (1st District)
• Congressman Nick Rahall for US House of Representatives (3rd District)
On September 24th, AFT-WV President Christine Campbell spoke before a joint committee of the WV Legislature to share AFT-WV’s suggestions for increased flexibility, authority and capacity for local school systems to improve student learning in West Virginia. Below are excerpts from Campbell’s speech.