Today, businesswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Theresa Greenfield announced that the Iowa State Education Association PAC has endorsed her campaign and is recommending that its members support her this fall.
The ISEA represents more than 50,000 preK-12 educators, education support professionals, community college faculty members, Area Education Agency professionals, and retired and aspiring educators. The ISEA PAC is a group of bipartisan ISEA members that extensively evaluate candidates to help educators and the public make informed decisions on Election Day.
ISEA PAC said that Senator Ernst did not respond to a request for an interview.
“Theresa Greenfield will be the leader Iowa’s students and educators need in Washington,” said ISEA President Mike Beranek. “She understands the importance of fully funding our public schools and making sure every student receives a quality education, regardless of their zip code. We are proud to support Theresa and will work to make sure she is elected in November.”
“I’m honored to have the support of the ISEA PAC and so many educators across the state of Iowa,” said Theresa Greenfield. “Every Iowan should have the opportunity to gain the education and skills they need to earn a good living and follow their dreams. I’ll always advocate for Iowa’s public schools, students, and teachers. That means ensuring educators and public education employees are paid fair wages, receive quality health care and have the tools they need to put our kids first.”
Theresa has previously been endorsed by 25 local labor organizations representing more than 70,000 Iowa workers and more than 80 Iowa leaders, clear signs that Iowa’s working families trust her to put them first in the U.S. Senate. In addition, a new Des Moines Register poll shows Theresa leading Senator Ernst and Theresa has received more than 19,000 contributions from Iowans in all 99 counties.
In addition to postponing in-person events, the Greenfield for Iowa campaign is taking precautions by having all staff work remotely and encouraging social distancing practices at all times. For more information on Iowa’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the Iowa Department of Public Health website.