OFT Votes: Endorsed Candidates & Voting Information for the 2020 Election

We are simultaneously confronting three crises that threaten our future as a nation: the ongoing fight to overcome a public health pandemic, an economic recession and systemic racial injustice. We need proven leaders who will inspire solutions, not conflict. Those leaders are former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris.

Ohio Federation of Teachers Announces Endorsements for the Ohio General Assembly and Ohio Supreme Court

Today, the Ohio Federation of Teachers announced state level endorsements for the 2020 general election in Ohio, including 58 endorsements for the Ohio House, 13 endorsements for the Ohio Senate, and two endorsements for the Ohio Supreme Court. 
 
“The current General Assembly and Ohio Supreme Court has shown us what it looks like when state policy is made without sufficient input from teachers and supporters of public education and workers’ rights. We end up freezing funding for public schools, diverting more public funds to unaccountable private schools, and putting anti-government ideology ahead of pragmatic public health solutions,” said OFT President Melissa Cropper.

Tell Your Senators and Representative: Ohio Needs Emergency Federal Assistance

Ohio is projected to see 714,752 jobs lost by July as a result of COVID-19, and the unemployment rate is expected to be 16.4% percent.
 
During this period of instability and economic peril, we cannot afford to defund education, healthcare, and vital public services. Join OFT and AFT in calling on your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators to make investments in our communities and take action to protect workers.
 
Click on "Start Writing" to contact your federal legislators. 

OFT Resources on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this disruptive and stressful time, OFT is committed to sharing information and resources that can help our members understand the public health situation and advocate for our safety and rights at work and for our students’ safety and educational needs. 

DeVos Tour Highlights Trump Administration’s Attacks on Public Schools

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Today, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos stopped in Cleveland to visit the public MC² STEM High School and EDWIN’s Leadership and Restaurant Institute as part of her Back to School tour. According to press materials from the Department of Education, the focus of DeVos’ tour is promoting her Education Freedom Scholarships proposal, which is another attempt by the Trump Administration to funnel public money into private religious and for-profit schools.