May 16, 2022 Press Releases

Illinois Education Association Endorses Rep. Sean Casten

Downers Grove, IL — Today, U. S. Congressman Sean Casten announced that the Illinois Education Association (IEA) has endorsed him for re-election. IEA, one of the largest unions in Illinois with more than 135,000 educators across the state, is full-heartedly supporting Rep. Casten in the Democratic primary for Illinois’s 6th Congressional District. As a tireless advocate for teachers and students, Sean is proud of his 100% pro-public education voting record and honored to have IEA’s support.

“For years, Congressman Sean Casten has been a forceful advocate for teachers, students, and & public education,” said Kathi Griffin, President of the Illinois Education Association. “He has shown the importance of public education by consistently taking time to listen to educators’ ideas and concerns as well as spending time with our students. Sean has always had our backs and we are proud to have his by endorsing him and working hard to get him re-elected to Congress.”

“We have a fundamental responsibility as a nation to provide a world-class education for every child, and that starts with ensuring our educators have the resources and support they need to be effective,” said Rep. Sean Casten. “I will continue to work tirelessly with our teachers and educators to serve our children and defend them against the attacks they have faced throughout the pandemic. I am honored to have IEA’s support.”

Casten has previously been endorsed by the Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois, the IBEW Illinois State Conference, the International Association of Fire Fighters, as well as more than a dozen other local unions.