CFA-endorsed candidates tell CFA: We will fight to protect public higher ed!

CFA activists have been hard at work on campus, in precincts, and at the CFA Assembly in Los Angeles connecting with voters and encouraging them to elect candidates who will protect the CSU and public higher education.

Candidates Tony Thurmond, who is running for Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Mike Eng, running for Senate District 22, stopped by to talk about the important issues facing faculty and students during CFA Assembly on Oct. 21.

Both are CFA members.

Faculty are advocating for Thurmond, a social worker and Assemblymember who has fought alongside CFA in our Fight for Five campaign to improve faculty salaries. He also was among legislators who advocated for increasing state funding for the CSU after 30 years of disinvestment.

If elected, Thurmond would be an ex officio member of the CSU Board of Trustees.

“We’ve got to invest in you so you can continue to invest in our kids and our higher education system,” Thurmond told the crowd.

Faculty have been volunteering in recent weeks for Thurmond, as well as other CFA-endorsed candidates, and there are still more opportunities to take political action. Click here to volunteer with your chapter today!

Also be sure to check out our list of CFA-endorsed candidates who will stand up for the CSU. Vote-by-mail ballots need to be postmarked no later than election day to be counted.

Remember, your vote—and your voice—counts! Please vote Nov. 6.