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AFT members speak out to reverse climate change

AFT-Maryland staffer, Janell Edmonds (below, center), joined hundreds of other AFT members and thousands of trade unionists at the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21st. The AFT members wore blue shirts that said, "Climate Justice", and held signs and distributed materials that read "Climate change is real. TEACH SCIENCE."

Brian Bisson, vice president of the State Vocational Federation of Teachers in Connecticut, and his 19-year-old daughter, Lexy (pictured above, back right), brought hundreds of t-shirts she designed to inspire teachers and students. This summer, SVFT worked with the Blue Green Alliance to develop lesson plans for their high school teachers "so our students can truly understand what is happening to the world around them." The t-shirt is part of that lesson, said Bisson, and it's designed on the AFT's Reclaiming the Promise theme. [Read AFT's full coverage at]

Read more about the People's Climate March at the New York Times, and watch a video about the march.

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