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ICYMI - Maryland Educators Endorse Joe Vogel for MD-06

The Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) and the National Education Association (NEA) endorsed Delegate Joe Vogel in the race for Maryland's 6th Congressional District. 


Washington Post — Maryland teachers union backs Elfreth, ‘Johnny O’ and Vogel for Congress


  • Vogel “called the unions’ backing a “game changer” in the race for the congressional seat being vacated by Rep. David Trone (D-Md.), who is running for U.S. Senate.”


Maryland Matters — Teachers’ union backs three Maryland officials for Congress


  • “The union endorsement could be especially significant in the 6th and 3rd districts, where there are crowded Democratic primaries and the teachers could make a difference.”


MSEA and NEA’s endorsement joins a growing list of organizations and leaders backing Joe Vogel:


MoCo360 — Sierra Club endorses Vogel in 6th District congressional race


  • “In the crowded open 6th District congressional race, where every single vote might make a difference, state Del. Joe Vogel… announced that he has been endorsed by the Sierra Club… In recent days, Vogel has picked up endorsements from the College Democrats of America and from two locals of the Amalgamated Transit Union, ATU Local 689, based in Washington, D.C., and ATU Local 1777, based in Olney. Last week, he rolled out the endorsement of a former boss, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.).”


MoCo360 — Endorsements stack up in Maryland 6th Congressional District race


  • “On Friday, the Human Rights Campaign, a prominent national LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, announced its support for Vogel.”


What Maryland and national education leaders are saying about Joe:


National Education Association President Becky Pringle and Maryland State Education Association President Cheryl Bost said, “Joe Vogel is a proven champion for America’s students and Maryland’s working families. Vogel knows how critical it is to ensure that every student – no matter their race, place, or background – has access to quality public schools.”


Pringle added, “In a time when some extreme politicians are focused on banning books and taking away learning opportunities for students, Vogel has partnered with parents and educators to ensure students can get the one-on-one support they need, keep students and educators safe from gun violence, expand school-based mental health programs, and address educator shortages. In Congress, Vogel will continue helping level the playing field for working families, which is why the National Education Association is proud to recommend him in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District.” 


"It is a privilege and an honor to have the support of the Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) and the National Education Association (NEA),” said Delegate Joe Vogel. “The thousands of educators that call the 6th District home are crucial partners in educating the next generation of Maryland leaders. From fighting dangerous book bans, to adapting to the changing learning environment brought on by COVID, educators help lift up working families from Oakland all the way to Gaithersburg.”


Vogel added, “We need a member of Congress who will be an ambassador for Western Maryland, and who will champion education issues so that our students and educators have the resources to thrive. Whether it’s addressing the educator workforce housing issue, or ensuring we fully fund special education, I have and will continue to stand with our educators.”


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