Contact(s): David Weingrod
Dr. Lisa Conley
Milwaukee, WI – Today the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 212 announces their endorsement of Tim Burns for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Local 212 President Dr. Lisa Conley states, “Economic insecurity and poverty are huge
obstacles to success for our students, many of whom are the first in their family to attend
college. It is hard for students to focus on their studies and to reach their career goals when they are struggling to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads.
That is why I’m pleased to announce Local 212’s endorsement of Tim Burns for the
Wisconsin Supreme Court. Tim understands the plight of many students and their families
as he experienced his family’s financial hardships while growing up. Those struggles have
shaped Tim’s values and the person that he is today.”
Local 212’s Committee On Political Education (COPE) Chair, David Weingrod emphasizes
that, “As a Justice, Tim Burns will look out for all Wisconsinites, regardless of race,
geographic region or income level. He will strive to ensure that the Wisconsin Supreme
Court is unbiased in its proceedings and that the Court works for the betterment of students, their school districts and communities, and working families across Wisconsin.”
AFT Local 212 has been the voice of the Milwaukee Area Technical College’s faculty, counselors and professional staff since 1930.