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Election

Election ballots will be mailed out to all UUP members’ home addresses around February 18, 2015. Ballots must be returned to the UUP’s Elections and Credentials Committee in the envelopes supplied with your ballots and received, not postmarked, by March 18. Ballots arriving later will not be counted. Election results will be announced and posted online by March 21. Click here for a sample ballot.
Members will also be able to write in candidates whose names do not appear on the ballot for all chapter officer or delegate positions.
Nominees were invited to submit an optional statement regarding their candidacy, limited to 350 words. The statements below are listed alphabetically within each category in the order that they appear on the official 2015 Chapter Elections Nomination List: CLICK HERE.

Thanksgiving Greeting

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AFT’s Weingarten and Johnson on the Events in Ferguson, Mo.

Statement of AFT President Randi Weingarten and Secretary-Treasurer Lorretta Johnson on the St. Louis County (Mo.) grand jury decision in the police shooting death of Michael Brown:

“Tonight, the fact remains that on Aug. 9, an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed. Given that we are a nation of laws, one can only hope that the lack of an indictment isn’t tantamount to any lack of zeal on the part of the prosecutor to do the job he was supposed to do to enable the grand jury to arrive at an impartial and fact-based decision. Having said that, tonight’s decision isn’t the last word in seeking justice for Michael Brown, as the Justice Department is still pursuing its investigation. We echo the calls of the Brown family, clergy and Gov. Nixon for peace, restraint and protection for peaceful protesters.

“This case once again reminds us that there is still much work to be done to achieve racial justice in America. It tells us that our moral compass and legal systems do not always align.

“In moments like these, we should redouble our efforts to ensure all children grow up in safe communities with high-quality neighborhood schools and a local economy rich with jobs—no matter their ZIP code, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation.”

VOTE Tuesday, November 4

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