Oklahoma Education Association Endorses Kendra Horn
Largest Education Organization in the State Recommends Kendra Horn as best Democratic candidate
(OKLAHOMA CITY) June 13, 2018 – Kendra Horn, Democratic candidate for Oklahoma’s Fifth Congressional District, today announced that she has received the endorsement of the Oklahoma Education Association.
“It’s time Oklahoma’s children had a representative in Washington who listens to parents and teachers about the crisis Oklahoma education faces,” said OEA President Alicia Priest. “Her opponent Steve Russell helped create the funding crisis we have today when he was in the State Senate, and he opposed the funding stream that helped provide recent teacher pay increases. He can’t continue to ignore Oklahoma children.
“We need someone we can work with, and after meeting Kendra Horn our members quickly decided she is the strongest Democratic candidate to defeat Steve Russell.”
“Strong communities are built around strong schools, and we must take every step possible to make sure educators have the resources to satisfy the needs of our children,” said Kendra Horn. “Nationally we face an education funding crisis, and we can’t afford to make that problem worse by diverting dollars via vouchers or other similar schemes.
“I will work to properly fund education at all levels, and take action to make college more affordable. It’s time for Congress to roll up its sleeves and get to work, and that’s exactly what I’ll do.”
In addition to the Oklahoma Education Association, Horn also has been endorsed by the Oklahoma AFL-CIO, March On Oklahoma, Freedom Oklahoma and the National Organization for Women.
Kendra Horn decided to run for Congress to bring a fresh voice opposed the gridlock in Washington, D.C. In Congress, Kendra will tackle Oklahomans’ most pressing problems. She will fight every day to make life more affordable for the middle class, to guarantee that everyone has access to health care, to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work, and to give every child the opportunity to receive a first-class education. For more information, visit kendrahorn.com.