June 28, 2018
NEA-Alaska, Affiliate of the National Education Association, Represents More Than 13,000 Members Working In Alaska’s Public Schools
Today, NEA-Alaska announced its official endorsement of Alyse Galvin, an Independent candidate running for Congress in the Alaska Democratic Primary. NEA-Alaska is the state’s largest advocacy organization representing public school employees and works to ensure a quality public education for every Alaskan child.
“I am incredibly honored to receive the endorsement of NEA-Alaska to represent our great state in Congress,” Alyse Galvin said. “There is no issue more important than making sure every child has a first-rate education to help them realize their potential, seize opportunity and raise the next great generation of Alaskans. My four children were all educated by Alaska public schools, so I know first-hand how important it is to have leaders working to support the success of Alaska kids. That’s why I was a leader in Great Alaska Schools, a grassroots movement that protected education funding in Alaska and continues to advocate for students, parents, educators and our communities. As Alaska’s Representative, I will be a champion for public education and will never stop fighting for the resources and policies our schools need.”
“NEA-Alaska endorses candidates for political office based on their dedication and commitment to public education,” said Tim Parker, President of NEA-Alaska. “The NEA-Alaska Political Action Committee (PACE) is proud to offer our support and endorsement to Alyse Galvin for the U.S. House of Representatives. Alyse has been a tireless advocate for public schools and a strong voice for educators. We have great confidence that Alyse will bring her enthusiasm and energy to Congress and continue to do what’s best for Alaska students.”
In addition to her leadership at Great Alaska Schools, Alyse worked to expand early childhood education for Alaskan kids at the public-private partnership Best Beginnings. Alyse went on to serve two governors in their efforts to improve the state’s public schools.
The Alaska Democratic Primary is Tuesday, August 21, 2018. The winner of the primary will face incumbent Rep. Don Young in the general election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.