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Connecticut Education Association Endorses Donovan for Congress

Published Oct 24, 2011

MERIDEN, CT – The Connecticut Education Association today announced their support for Democratic candidate for the Fifth Congressional District Chris Donovan. CEA represents more than 40,000 teachers in Connecticut.

“Chris Donovan is a leader in the fight to improve public education in Connecticut and we are delighted to endorse his candidacy for Congress,” said CEA President Phil Apruzzese. “From smaller class sizes to programs and resources to help priority schools to expanding access to early childhood education, Chris has fought for children in Hartford and we know he will fight for them in Congress.”

“CEA represents 40,000 hard working teachers in Connecticut and I am excited to have their endorsement and their support. As a teacher, I know just how important education is to the future of Connecticut. With CEA’s support, I will fight for additional funding to hire and train teachers, to ensure access to early education, and to expand and strengthen the Pell Grant program so college is within reach for every one of our students.” said Donovan.

The Connecticut Education Association joins the IAFF – Uniformed Professional Fire Fighters Association of Connecticut, United Auto Workers Region 9A, the Connecticut Laborers District Council, the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 777, the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Blue America, former 5th CD Congressman Jim Maloney, and Simsbury First Selectman Mary Glassman in endorsing Chris Donovan as the best candidate to fight for the families of Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District.

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