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Clinton wins in key states, builds more momentum to her nomination

NEA’s Educators for Hillary continues playing defining role to help widen Clinton’s ‘impenetrable lead’

WASHINGTON - March 15, 2016 -

Hillary Clinton’s decisive wins in primary contests held today in Florida, North Carolina and Ohio added to her lead in pledged delegates. The National Education Association, which represents 3 million educators, is the largest union in the country and voted to recommend Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary. NEA’s member program, “Educators for Hillary,” is designed to organize, energize and mobilize NEA’s members who live in every congressional district of the country.

The following statement can be attributed to NEA President Lily Eskelsen García:

“Hillary Clinton’s message of breaking down barriers that block Americans from reaching their full potential is resonating, particularly with educators who have committed their lives to doing just that for students. For any candidate vying to be president of the United States, the road to the White House goes through the battleground states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio. Hillary’s decisive wins tonight also send a clear message to Americans that she is the only candidate who can go toe-to-toe against the politics of fear, hate and division coming from the likes of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Hillary is the leader America needs now to take on the complex issues we face every day.

“NEA’s Educators for Hillary program continues to play a defining role in the grassroots effort that has pushed Hillary to widen her now impenetrable lead among pledged delegates in the Democratic presidential primary. In addition to phone-banking and organizing supporters on behalf of the Hillary for America campaign, NEA’s program also has been busy with its robust, targeted and strategic communications and field operations, which have included digital ads, and other traditional get-out-the-vote operations. Our members are excited about Hillary’s plans that will continue to grow the U.S. economy and raise incomes for all Americans. NEA members are with her all the way.”

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