This one’s sure to tick some people off.
While teachers unions across the country – like the NCAE teachers union here in North Carolina – were urging political leaders to not allow parents to send their children back to in-person learning in schools, those unions were pouring money into the coffers of politicians across the country – increasing by far their contributions over the same period in the last election.
At the same point in the two-year election cycle – the first three months of 2021 compared to the first three months of 2019 – federal elections filings showed the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) political action committee gave $1.6 million to congressional candidates and committees in 2021, including $1 million to House Majority PAC, a super PAC that boosts Democratic candidates, according to a CQ Roll Call analysis. In the first quarter of 2019 – the AFT PAC only gave $45,000 to federal committees.
The story went on to show that “the National Education Association’s PAC increased its federal donations by 38 percent, shelling out $371,000 in this year’s first quarter compared with $269,000 in the same period of 2019.”
No wonder Governor Cooper does what the teachers union bosses say.
The sad part is the teachers unions used the fight against parents who wanted their children back in healthier in-person learning situations in their schools to raise and donate more money to politicians.
Clearly, the surge for the 2022 election has already begun.
The head of the 1.7-million-member AFT said in a statement that the 2022 elections “will be a vitally important cycle, and that’s why the AFT moved earlier than usual, mindful of the challenges posed by the pandemic, to ensure our long-term allies could establish a footprint.”
That’s more than a footprint. If they’re raising money at that rate, they’re planning to stomp somebody.
Here’s where things are. In addition to the multi-billions pouring in across the country to push the radical agenda from George Soros and his ilk and the secret Arabella Advisors network intent on remaking and turning America upside down, we’re facing yet another wave of money from the Left, apparently bigger than the mega-money we saw in the 2020 election!
And a big chunk of it is coming – from of all places – teachers unions.
So let’s get this straight. We have teachers refusing to teach. And politicians who say all the time how much they care for the children, backing the teachers up — over the passionate wishes of the parents of the children!
Every day gets crazier and crazier.