August 17, 2020 – Concord, NH – NEA-NH announced their support for Deaglan McEachern for State Senate District 21 today.
“Deaglan is committed to the goal that every student has an equal opportunity for success and can thrive regardless of their background or what zip code they live in our state,” said Megan Tuttle, president of NEA-NH.
The pro-public education majority in the state senate this term delivered the largest increase in public education funding in nearly 20 years and will be a critical component to ensuring that we continue to build on this success. The next legislature will be the ones to act on major issues such as the recommendations of the school funding commission and ensuring that our schools have the support they need in order to be open safely during this global pandemic.
“The communities and educators of District 21 need a strong progressive voice representing them in the state senate and Deaglan will be that senator,” added Tuttle.
“I am honored to have the support of the NEA-NH and the hundreds of educators they represent across the district. I learned from an early age that education is the key to our future. My grandfather only graduated third grade, but his eight children were able to escape poverty because of access to education. In order to assure a prosperous future for New Hampshire we must fight for equal opportunity to education across our state. In the Senate I will fight for your children like I fight for my own. The future of New Hampshire depends on it. ”
NEA-NH will be working over the coming weeks to engage with the hundreds of its members across Senate District 21 about this recommendation and its importance of making their voices heard in the 2020 election.
About NEA-New Hampshire
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, our mission to advocate for the children of New Hampshire and public school employees, and to promote lifelong learning, remains true after more than 165 years. Our 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.
A recommendation is the fullest and most complete level of support NEA-NH can give a candidate.