McGrath Endorsed by NEA Fund for Children and Public Education

Calls on McConnell to Promise He Will Protect Pensions during Pandemic

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath was endorsed by the National Education Association Fund in the U.S. Senate race in Kentucky. As she accepted the endorsement, she demanded that Sen. McConnell promise he would protect teachers’ pensions during this economic and health crisis by providing state and local government the funding they need. 

“Amy McGrath has the grit and determination to be a great senator for the commonwealth, and we are proud to support her campaign,” said KEA President Eddie Campbell. “She has the empathy and courage to stand up for our children and our families who continue to face the challenges and make the sacrifices brought on by the coronavirus.”

McGrath’s comprehensive education policy platform was developed with the input of veteran educators and includes policies to both bolster public school systems and better support teachers and support personnel.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of the NEA Fund and the support of members of the Kentucky Education Association,” said McGrath. “As the mother of three small kids, and the daughter of a teacher, I have a deep respect and appreciation for the educators who are teaching and supporting the next generation of Kentuckians. In the Senate, I won’t just talk about the value of our educators, I’ll take action to ensure their pensions are protected, they can withdraw the Social Security benefits they’ve paid into and they have the resources they need to do their jobs. Right now, it falls to Sen. McConnell to protect pensions for educators by funding state and local government, and I call on him to do just that.”

McGrath is holding an Educators’ Rally today at 5:30 p.m. EDT at Moondance Amphitheater in Lexington.