Your vote is your voice

AFT President Randi Weingarten’s latest column outlines the urgency of using our voices—our votes—in this life-changing election, when we will make a choice “between President Donald Trump, who has trafficked in chaos, fear, lies and division, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who seeks to reverse Trump’s failures on COVID-19 and the economy, and to unite and uplift the American people.” Besides the four crises we face—a pandemic, an economic crisis, racism and a climate emergency—democracy itself is on the ballot, as Trump continues to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election.

Tell Congress: Pass the Heroes Act

We know that to survive this pandemic, we need a massive investment in our communities and schools. The HEROES Act is a vital step toward helping our country recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Tell your senators: Act now. Pass the Heroes Act! START WRITING.

COVID-19: Information and resources

AFT national has provided leaders and members with a section of information and resources about COVID-19 on their website. Visit for what you need to know to be prepared and protected--including special materials for nurses, health professionals and higher education institutions. LEARN MORE.

 "At the banquet table of life, there are no reserved seats. You get what you can take

and keep what you can hold.... And you can't take anything without organization."

                                                                                     --A. Philip Randolph