AFT-W to State Legislature: Support Transgender Students

President Kim Kohlhaas has sent letters to the state legislative committees considering legislation that would prevent transgender students from fully participating in sports aligned with their identity: "These bills won’t make sports safer or fairer for any student—they would only stigmatize and exclude a group of students who already face high levels of discrimination... Wisconsin’s teachers, faculty, and staff oppose any bill that hurts transgender youth from passing out of the legislature." You can read the (identical) letters in full here:

AFT-Wisconsin President Kim Kohlhaas on Verdict of Derek Chauvin Trial

For Immediate Release: 
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
 
Madison, WI – AFT-Wisconsin President Kim Kohlhaas has responded to the verdict as
follows:
 
“The death of George Floyd at the hands of Derek Chauvin was an outrage. I am
overwhelmed by the guilty verdicts. Even though a police officer was held accountable
this time, we aren’t done. A single trial does not create systemic change.
 

AFT-Wisconsin Inspired by Governor Evers Budget Proposal

For Immediate Release: 
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
 
Madison, WI –  Governor Evers has proposed a state budget that champions public education at every level, from Wisconsin’s PK-12 schools to technical colleges and the UW System. 
 

AFT-W to Wisconsin Congressional Reps: Support Federal Relief for Pandemic!

In collaboration with our in-state partners, AFT-W has sent two letters to Wisconsin’s congressional representatives urging them to vote for federal relief and recovery efforts. President Biden’s American Rescue Plan would deliver much-needed relief to families, provide support for struggling state and local governments, jumpstart a nationwide vaccination program, and rebuild our communities.