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November 9, 2022

In response to this evening's election results, PFT President Jerry Jordan issued the following statement:

PHILADELPHIA—"Voters of Pennsylvania have made their voices heard, and John Fetterman's decisive victory leaves us confident in our optimism about our path forward for our great commonwealth. 

"Throughout a grueling campaign and a life-threatening health scare, the fortitude and determination demonstrated by John Fetterman and his family is a testament to their commitment to our collective futures. 

"John Fetterman stands for so many of the things we fight for every day. He


November 8, 2022

In response to this evening's election results, PFT President Jerry Jordan issued the following statement:

PHILADELPHIA—"Pennsylvanians can rest a little easier tonight knowing that the next Governor of our great Commonwealth will govern for all of us. On behalf of Philadelphia's 13,000 educators, I offer my sincere congratulations to Governor-elect Josh Shapiro and Lt. Governor-elect Austin Davis on their resounding victory today.

"Over the course of the last few months, PFT members have been deeply engaged in the electoral process, because they have intimately known exactly

October 25, 2022 In response to this evening's debate between Lt. Governor Fetterman and Dr. Oz, PFT President Jerry Jordan issued the following statement: PHILADELPHIA—"Dr. Oz is ania. lot of things: a New Jerseyan, a TV personality, a fraud, a charlatan, and either a Yankees or Padres fan. But here's what he absolutely will not be: the next Senator of Pennsylva MORE

October 11, 2022

Today at Roxborough High School, we joined Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta and Senator Vincent Hughes as they announced a $500,000 safety grant for Roxborough.

Jerry Jordan's prepared remarks are below and here.

We heard incredibly moving remarks from Nicolas Elizalde's mother Meredith and his grandmother Marge LaRue, who spoke so powerfully about Nicolas, the devastation wrought by gun violence, and the urgency of action including in the upcoming elections.

Watch just some of Meredith Elizalde and Marge LaRue's remarks:

Jerry Jordan, President

Remarks at Roxborough High School

Safety Grant

October 10, 2022 PHILADELPHIA—"Our city is once again reeling from the murder of a child-- a thirteen year-old-boy in West Oak Lane whose life was stolen from him, robbed of his future dreams and aspirations, never to even graduate eighth grade. My heart breaks for all who knew and loved him: his family, his friends, his neighbors, the entire Wagner Middle School community; the impact of such a tragedy is measureless. MORE
September 27, 2022 In response to the shooting outside Roxborough High School, leaving one student dead and five injured while playing football, PFT President Jerry Jordan issued the following statement: PHILADELPHIA—"I am horrified, heartbroken, and enraged by the shooting of five students this afternoon outside Roxborough High School at a football scrimmage. I am gutted to learn that one child--just fourteen years old--has died. This shooting should shake us all to our core: five teenagers playing football after school--on the purported safety of school grounds, only to have their lives, and the lives of those they know and love, forever altered.  MORE