PROVIDENCE – National Education Association Rhode Island announced today its unanimous vote to endorse Governor Dan McKee for a full term.
“I am deeply committed to our schools, students, and educators – a high quality education is the foundation of each of our communities. There’s nothing more important we can do for the future of Rhode Island than invest in our kids and empower our educators to help them succeed,” said Governor Dan McKee. “When I took office as Governor, one of my first calls was to the NEARI. We worked together to vaccinate our educators so they could continue their important work safely; this kickstarted a strong working partnership. I look forward to continuing our relationship and working together to strengthen public schools for all students. My family and I are all proud graduates of Rhode Island public schools and I’m honored to have the support of the hard working people who make our schools succeed.”
Governor Dan McKee, First Lady Susan McKee, and both of their children graduated from Cumberland High School. Susan McKee is a career public-school teacher and longtime NEARI member.
NEA Rhode Island joins labor organizations Rhode Island Building and Construction Trades Council, the Laborers’ District Council, IBEW Locals 99 and 2323, Painters District Council 11, Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 51, United Nurses and Allied Professionals, Rhode Island State Association of Fire Fighters, as well as the Rhode Island Democratic Party, the Democratic Governors Association, and the Cumberland, East Providence, Johnston, North Providence, Pawtucket, Providence, and Westerly Democratic committees in endorsing Governor Dan McKee’s campaign for a full term.