Obituaries

Overview

Obituaries

Read about two former CFT presidents responsible for shaping the modern statewide union and winning a collective bargaining law for all public education employees.

Post

Raoul Teilhet, 1933-2013

 Raoul Teilhet, 1933-2013

Raoul Teilhet, a Pasadena high school history teacher who believed collective bargaining offered the path to dignity and respect for public school employees before laws existed allowing it, and served as president of the California Federation of Teachers in successful pursuit of that goal, died of complications from Parkinson’s Disease on June 5, 2013, in Los Angeles. He was 79.

Post

Miles Myers, 1931 – 2015

 Miles Myers, 1931 – 2015

Teacher, union activist, author, and former CFT President Miles Myers died December 15, 2015, from complications related to heart disease. Over six decades, Miles devoted his career to improving educational standards and the conditions for teaching and learning in public education.

Post

Make your voice heard with elected representatives

Contact your California Legislators

California Legislative Information The go-to site for finding the language of a bill, amendments, and where bill is in the legislative process. The site also contains the California Codes, including the Education Code.

California Senate An overview of the state Senate with daily updates and hearing schedules.

California Assembly An overview of the state Senate with daily updates and hearing schedules. 

Legislative Analyst’s Office Find reports from the Legislative Analyst’s Office that provides fiscal and policy advice to the Legislature.

Contact the Governor

Governor Gavin Newsom Home page of Gov. Newsom, including news and media releases.

Email the governor Email the governor directly from this contact page.

Contact your U.S. Congressional Representatives

U.S. House of Representatives Find your representative by entering your zip code in the upper right corner of the home page.

U.S. Senate Overview of the Senate with news, live stream of the U.S. Capitol and a virtual reference desk. Find direct links to California senators below.

California Sen. Kamala Harris News from and contact info for Sen. Harris.

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein News from and contact info for Sen. Feinstein.

Contact the U.S. President

The White House Learn how to phone, email or submit online comments to the White House under Contact.