MAE Announces 2020 Endorsements

We are proud to announce our endorsements for the 2020 election cycle! MAE’s political action committee, the MAE Fund for Children & Public Education, has recommended for endorsement Mike Espy for United States Senate and incumbent congressman Rep. Bennie Thompson.

MAE’s rigorous, non-partisan endorsement is a multi-step process. Candidates were asked to submit responses to a policy questionnaire and then to participate in an interview with members of our PAC. MAE’s PAC includes teachers, education support professionals, higher education faculty members, and retired educators from across Mississippi. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was invited but did not participate in the process.

“This is a critically important election. People are hurting. Our schools are in desperate need of federal relief as we continue to adjust to teaching in the time of COVID and work to provide the safe, healthy schools our communities have been promised. As always, educators are being asked to go above and beyond without being provided the tools necessary to do their jobs effectively and, as always, they’re rising to the occasion—but it doesn’t have to be this way,” said MAE President Erica Jones.

Jones added that in these challenging and uncertain times, the state needs leaders who will prioritize students and their families and fight for all Mississippians. “MAE is proud to stand with Secretary Espy and Congressman Thompson and we look forward to the bold, innovative leadership they each bring to Washington.

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