Faculty take political action to promote Labor-ally candidates

Throughout the state, CFA members are walking precincts, calling voters, and helping others register or re-register to vote in an effort to help elect political leaders who prioritize public higher education.

In Southern California, groups of CFA activists walked precincts for Mike Eng, a Cal State LA professor and former Assemblymember who is running for state Senate, talked to voters and participated in a rally to re-elect Al Muratsuchi to the state Assembly.

In Northern California, faculty and CFA staff precinct walked and talked to fellow union members about Tony Thurmond, who is running for State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Thurmond, is running against a long time Charter School administrator and strong advocate of public school privatization. Significantly for the CSU, if elected, the SPI would be an Ex Officio member of the CSU Board of Trustees.

There are less than two months until the Nov. 6 election, so it’s important that faculty help get the word out about local and state candidates who value the CSU and the education it provides to generations of Californians. Click here to sign up to take political action with CFA.

“We all need to work on behalf of people who will uphold our values as educators, and as champions of racial and social justice,” said Nichelle Henderson, faculty advisor to Cal State Teach. “By standing up for our future elected leaders, we are, by extension, standing up for ourselves, our students, and the CSU.” 

If you are interested in electing legislators who support higher education, click here to sign up and get involved with your chapter.