Today, State Senator Julian Cyr (D-Truro) welcomed the endorsement of the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts and the Boston Teachers Union in his campaign for re-election.
“Senator Cyr has always been there for us, whether it is support for fully funding our schools or our right to organize and promote safe schools and safer communities,” said Beth Kontos, President of the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts. “We are proud to endorse Senator Cyr and the work he has done for his district.”
“It means a lot to me to have the backing of teachers across the Cape & Islands as I seek a second term,” said Senator Cyr. “I got my start in politics organizing to convince voters to close a budget gap in the Nauset Schools. I would not have succeeded in that effort — and since — without the encouragement of the educators who believed in and invested in me.”
“The Boston Teachers Union is proud to endorse Julian Cyr for State Senate for the Cape and Islands District,” said Jessica Tang, President of BTU. “He is a staunch supporter of public education and is committed to working closely with public school teachers and families to improve our schools. Senator Cyr continues to be an advocate for students, a voice for educators, and a fighter for a better society for all.”
Cyr continued: “I am proud to have stood up for public education in my first term, and will continue to work with my partners in our public schools and the delegation to invest in critical resources for our teachers, students, and families.”
The endorsements of the Boston Teachers Union and the American Federation of Teachers Massachusetts solidify Julian Cyr’s support amongst teachers across Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. Earlier this year, Cyr welcomed the endorsement of the Massachusetts Teachers Association. In his first term, Senator Cyr has led on securing funding for public schools to upgrade infrastructure so students can learn and grow. In the Senate, Julian helped pass an unprecedented level of reimbursement to public schools for special education and create new funding for rural schools on the Cape & Islands. He also secured $5.3 million in additional state funding for the Cape Cod Regional Technical High School rebuilding project.