Schneider Earns Endorsement of Illinois Federation of Teachers


Democrat Understands Importance of Providing Students with a World Class Education

NORTHBROOK, IL–Today, Democrat for Congress, Brad Schneider (IL-10) announced earning the endorsement of the Illinois Federation of Teachers.

 “The teachers' endorsement means the world to me because I would not be where I am without the teachers in my life,” said Brad Schneider. “As a father, my children are my greatest source of pride and I know they would not have reached their potential without all the great teachers who have inspired them. I also know every child in the country deserves an opportunity for a world class education, and that starts with great teachers.”

“Brad Schneider has always been a vocal advocate for Illinois educators, public employees, and all working families,” said IFT President Dan Montgomery. “In Congress, Brad was a champion for increasing access to higher education and strengthening our public schools to prepare every student for the 21st century economy, and we know he’ll continue that important fight. On behalf of the 100,000 members of the Illinois Federation of Teachers, we are proud to give him our endorsement.”

Brad’s leadership has also been recognized by the unanimous support of the Illinois AFL-CIO and other labor union locals, including Lake Country Federation of Teachers, Amalgamated Transit Union International, SEIU Illinois State Council, UAW Region 4, Illinois State Association of Letter Carriers, Pipefitters, Sheet Metal Workers, IBEW and others. Brad also has the support of over 100 local, state and federal elected officials.  

 The Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) is made up of more than 100,000 teachers and paraprofessionals in PreK-12 school districts throughout Illinois, faculty and staff at community colleges and universities, public employees under every statewide elected constitutional officer, and retirees. The IFT is a state affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and AFL-CIO.

 You can see the full list of endorsements here.