In full transparency, the following is a press release from the Shepard campaign sent to SOURCE media.
BOSTON – Margareth Shepard has earned the endorsement of the Massachusetts Teachers Association in her campaign for state representative.
“We are proud to recommend Margareth Shepard to represent the 6th Middlesex District,” said Massachusetts Teacher Association President Merrie Najimy. “Margareth is a strong advocate for working families in Framingham, and she is a leader in advancing social and racial Justice-particularly for immigrants, women and children. We can rely on Margareth to be a public education champion on Beacon Hill.”
The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) represents 117,000 teachers, faculty, professional staff, and education support professionals working in public schools, colleges, and universities across the Commonwealth. The MTA’s members make up close to 400 local associations committed to establishing and maintaining favorable conditions for students at every level of education and advocate for legislation to fully-fund public education, establish debt-free public higher education, end high-stakes testing, and school safety.
“Previous generations invested in our success, and today’s children deserve that same support,” noted Margareth Shepard. “I am grateful for the MTA’s vital work in advocating for equitable funding for Framingham Public Schools, along with policies to ensure that our schools are safe, responsive to the needs of our diverse student population, and truly supportive of all our community’s children. I look forward to continuing to partner together for the benefit of our local public schools.”
The Massachusetts Teachers Association joins a growing list of organizations and elected leaders supporting her campaign, including the Massachusetts Nurses Association, Brazilian Policy Center, Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis, Rep. Danillo Sena, City Councilor Tracey Bryant, City Councilor Cesar Stewart-Morales, City Councilor Adam Steiner, former City Councilor Robert Case, and former City Councilor Judy Grove.