On Feb. 14, the Washington Teachers’ Union (WTU) endorsed their candidates for the June 2 Democratic primary, including D.C. Council member Trayon White (D-Ward 8), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) for president, Jordan Grossman for the Ward 2 council seat and challengers Janeese Lewis George and Anthony Lorenzo Green for the Wards 4 and 7 council positions.

Elizabeth A. Davis, president of the WTU, said her organization supports liberal candidates “who will work with educators to improve education and address the barriers that our students face across our great city.” . . .

The WTU’s Committee on Political Education (COPE) facilitated the endorsement process by issuing questionnaires to candidates, conducting candidate surveys, polling union members and presenting its recommendations to the executive committee. The executive committee then presented on Feb. 10 its recommendations to the WTU Representative Assembly for approval.

COPE Chair Laura Fuchs said her group supported candidates who “will work for all of our students.”

“The WTU believes this progressive group of candidates is willing to challenge the status quo and take a strong stand on behalf of our public school community,” she said.

Read the full article in the Washington Informer.