June 25, 2020 Press Releases

National Education Association – NH Recommends Jeanne Shaheen for Re-election

June 25, 2020
Contact: Josh Marcus-Blank, josh@jeanneshaheen.org

Manchester, N.H. — Today, the National Education Association – New Hampshire (NEA-NH) recommended U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen for re-election, highlighting her background as a former teacher at Dover High School and her advocacy for public schools across the Granite State. NEA-NH represents 17,000 educators, in almost every community across the state, with locals representing nearly all school districts in New Hampshire.

“No one works harder to support our children than our educators, and I am honored to have the men and women of NEA-NH endorse our campaign,” said Senator Shaheen. “Teaching at Dover High School was one of the most rewarding jobs I have ever had, and my time in the classroom continues to influence my work in the Senate. My priority will always be making a difference for Granite State families and children, and I will continue to work to strengthen our public education system and increase federal support for early childhood education, STEM education, and job training.”

“Throughout her career, Jeanne Shaheen has consistently stood up for students, educators, and their families,” said NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle. “As our Governor and Senator, she fought to protect funding in our schools, worked tirelessly to make college more affordable, and understands that our state and nation are better off when all students have access to a quality education. We are proud to recommend her again.”

A former high school teacher, Jeanne Shaheen believes that education is the key to a good job and financial security. She has consistently worked across the aisle to support students and teachers, and to strengthen STEM education so New Hampshire workers have the skills they need for jobs in emerging industries. As Governor, she made kindergarten a reality for tens of thousands of children, and in the Senate, she helped pass a law to expand federal support for early childhood education. When the Trump administration’s allies in the Senate tried to pass a COVID-19 relief bill without emergency education support funding, Jeanne fought for and helped deliver more than $80 million to New Hampshire to ensure our schools, teachers and students have the resources they need at this moment.

NEA-New Hampshire is the largest union of public employees in the state. Founded in 1854, the New Hampshire State Teachers Association became one of the “founding ten” state education associations that formed the National Education Association in 1857. Known today as NEA-NH, and comprised of more than 17,000 members, members are public school employees in all stages of their careers, including classroom teachers and other certified professionals, staff and instructors at public higher education institutions, students preparing for a teaching career, education support personnel and those retired from the profession.