The WTU represents more than 5,000 active and retired teachers in DC

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Washington Teachers Union (WTU), which represents more than 5,000 active and retired teachers in DC, voted this week to endorse Jordan Grossman for Ward 2 DC Councilmember.

“I’m so honored to have the support of the Washington Teachers Union in our campaign to bring ethical and progressive representation to Ward 2,” Jordan said. “DC Public Schools teachers are regularly required to go above and beyond to overcome challenges that extend far beyond the classroom. I look forward to working with these extraordinary educators and public servants to fight for equitable funding and support for schools in every neighborhood as well as concrete action on the structural issues that acutely affect our students and teachers.”

“I’m excited that the Washington Teachers’ Union endorsed a candidate who understands the issues that our schools face,” said WTU President Elizabeth Davis. “I know Jordan will listen to and work with teachers and that he is committed to fighting for all students across our city.”

The WTU fights for social and educational justice for the students of the District as well as for the support, resources, compensation and working conditions that the dedicated public servants and teachers of DC Public Schools deserve.

In addition to the WTU, Jordan has also earned the support of DC’s other leading progressive organizations. The DC Working Families Party and the Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) Campaign Fund have endorsed his campaign, and he received 54 percent of the vote of DC for Democracy members – more than double any other candidate.

Jordan is participating in DC’s new Fair Elections public financing program to restore trust in DC Government. He has led the Ward 2 field in grassroots donations of $50 or less by a wide margin throughout the race. His campaigns to take on Jack Evans in the primary and special elections have received more than 1,265 individual donations and raised over $324,000 with anticipated matching funds.

Jordan is a fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, DC federal district court, and DC government official. He’s running to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council to end corruption, fight for DC statehood and our public schools, and make it easier for residents to afford a home, find high-quality child care, walk, bike, or take public transit, and pay off student loan debt.

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