You’ve no doubt heard pundits debating the fate of the U.S.
Senate and the House of Representatives. Like most midterm
elections, this November will be crucial in determining the tone
and tenor of national politics, as well as the ability of our
elected representatives to get things done on behalf of educators
and working people.
Though California is often described as a “safe blue state,” it
has an important role to play in protecting progressive
incumbents and working to flip House seats.
There are seven ballot propositions on the Statewide General Election on November 8. The CFT Committee on Political Education has analyzed the measures and, after careful review, taken positions. You will find our positions explained below. Find all of union’s endorsements here.
Political season is in full swing and, with days to go until California’s June 7 primary, CFT retirees are already looking ahead to the November 8 General Election.
“I can’t tell you how many people have told me they are mad as hell and ‘ready to do something’ because of the leaked Supreme Court ruling on abortion rights,” said Mike Nye at-large representative on the CFT Council of Retired Members.
It may seem like the dust from the last campaign has barely
settled, but it’s already time for California’s Primary Election
on June 7. The CFT has made a number of key endorsements and
is working with labor and community partners to elect champions
for public education and working people.
With the June 7 Statewide Primary Election fast approaching,
the 2022 election season is fully underway. CFT has been
preparing by conducting candidate interviews for the state’s top
offices and legislative districts around the state. All statewide
constitutional offices will be on the ballot, and CFT has
endorsed a candidate for each seat.