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June 14, 2022 PHILADELPHIA—In response to the Republican controlled state legislature positioning a host of reprehensible bills for consideration instead of finding ways to fully fund public education and implement commonsense gun reform, PFT President Jerry Jordan issued the following statement: MORE
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June 8, 2022 PHILADELPHIA—Amidst an ongoing scourge of gun violence that continues its catastrophic toll in Philadelphia and across the country, PFT President Jerry Jordan yesterday joined Tuesdays with Toomey to again call attention to this urgent crisis. In addition to the PFT and Tuesdays with Toomey, the event was co-sponsored by Cease Fire PA, March for Our Lives, Indivisible Philadelphia, and Heeding God's Call. Pennsylvanians will continue to put pressure on Senator Toomey to listen to his constituents and implement gun safety measures that will save lives. The PFT is urging its members, as well as any concerned Pennsylvanians, to take action today and call Senator Toomey. The message is clear: gun reform is urgently needed.  MORE


June 8, 2022

Dear Members & Community Partners,

This is urgent. Senator Toomey could very well be the deciding factor in the move towards common-sense gun reform. (Take a look at March for Our Lives Co-Founder David Hogg's message on the importance of Senator Toomey's vote here.)

Today, I need you to call Senator Toomey. Call both his Philadelphia and DC office. Then let us know you have called by clicking here.

  • DC: (202) 224-4254
  • Philadelphia: (215) 241-1090

Before he leaves office, Senator Toomey has the chance to do something meaningful that will make a


June 7, 2022

This afternoon, PFT President Jerry Jordan joined Tuesdays with Toomey, Cease Fire PA, March for Our Lives, Heeding God's Call, and Indivisible Philadelphia at a die-in and a call to action on gun violence. 

Jordan's prepared remarks are as follows:

Good afternoon. I’m Jerry Jordan, President of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.

We’re here in solidarity, in sorrow, and in rage.

We’re here because the crisis of gun violence continues unchecked. And far too many elected officials in Harrisburg and Washington continue to refuse to take action either because they simply don’t care