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Teachers Unions Increased Donations to Democrats When Congress Debated Reopening Schools

Roll Call revealed large teachers unions increased their donations to Democrats when Congress debated reopening schools earlier this year.

The teachers unions were the loudest force behind schools remaining closed this school year, especially in Chicago.

Congress debated the coronavirus relief package in early February. It included a Republican proposal that schools receiving federal funding must reopen after the teachers get their vaccines.

The Democrats unanimously voted to block it. At the same time:

The American Federation of Teachers political action committee gave $1.6 million to congressional candidates and committees, including $1 million to House Majority PAC, a super PAC that boosts Democratic candidates, a CQ Roll Call analysis of federal filings showed. The same group disclosed giving just $45,000 to federal committees in the first three months of 2019, the same point in the two-year election cycle.

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.

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