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Janesville, WI –Cathy Myers, a Janesville School Board Member and Democrat running for Congress in Wisconsin’s 1st District, announced today the launch of Teachers and Students for Cathy. The program, which will hire students and teachers as summer organizers, is the campaign’s newest initiative to mobilize and engage voters in WI-01 to send a teacher with decades of experience in education to Congress.
“As a parent, and a teacher, I know that our public education system is crucially important – and now, it’s under repeated attacks by Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos. I’m running for Congress to bring an educator’s perspective to the halls of the Capitol and protect public education from the Trump administration’s shameful attacks,” said Myers. “I’m thrilled to have the support of teachers and students in Wisconsin’s 1st District, and I know that their perspective is invaluable. That’s why I’m relying on them to help us carry this campaign across the finish line.”
Teachers and Students for Cathy is being launched amidst nationwide teacher strikes to demand a fair wage, decent working conditions, and a quality education for all students. Myers previously organized her union’s strike center during a teachers’ strike at her school.
As part of Teachers and Students for Cathy, the campaign will pay organizers a living wage, provide housing, and work hand-in-hand with teachers and students to provide the resources, skills, and training they need to flip WI-01 and win elections in their local community.
Cathy Myers is a single mother of two and 24-year veteran high school teacher who is serving her second term on the Janesville School Board.
Learn more about Cathy’s campaign on her website, Facebook, and Twitter.