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This past weekend, the AFT-Wisconsin Executive Board voted to endorse the AFT-Wisconsin Statement on Refugees, Immigration, and the Trump Agenda. The Statement is about the recent Executive Orders on refugees and immigrants issued by President Trump, but also and more broadly about the role of our unions in times like these.
On Jan. 15, thousands of people, including great representation from AFT members, rallied in cities across the country to stand up against plans to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act as well as efforts to privatize Medicare and Medicaid.
In a speech at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., AFT President Randi Weingarten juxtaposed two approaches for education that would have vastly different consequences for America's students. Either build on the bipartisan consensus of the Every Student Succeeds Act to provide all families with access to great neighborhood public schools, or promote the dangerous, destructive approaches that Donald Trump's education secretary nominee advocates to undermine and privatize public education.