Statements Were Reprehensible and Disqualify Him For Public Office
NEA New Hampshire condemns in the strongest way possible the association Wisconsin Governor Scot Walker made between working middle-class Americans peacefully protesting for decent working conditions and living wages for their families, and the brutal terrorist organization ISIS.
“It gives us a clear indication of who Scott Walker is and what he thinks of working middle-class families,” said Scott McGilvray, president of NEA New Hampshire.
“To mention teachers, para-professionals, custodians, cafeteria workers, guidance counselors, school nurses, assistants, bus drivers and crossing guards, the hard working backbone of our public education system, who dedicate their lives for each and every child in their care, and in some instances have even given their lives to protect those children, in the same sentence as any terrorist organization, let alone one as brutal as ISIS, is reprehensible and quite frankly disqualifies him for any public office.”
“NEA New Hampshire is the largest association of public employees in the state that holds the nation’s first primary. I am sure Mr. Walker has plans to visit us in the near future. The 16,000 members of NEA-NH and their families and friends hope he is also bringing an apology.”