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 what is at stake in this election. To say that the future of public education and of so many of the values we hold dear are on the line in this election is not hyperbole. Governor-elect Josh Shapiro and Lt. Governor Davis believe in the promise of public education, and they believe in the right to collectively bargain. They believe in the right of all of our young people to attend fully funded public schools no matter the color of their skin or their zip code. They know that we are stronger together, and that the right to organize makes Pennsylvania better.
"Congratulations to Governor-elect Shapiro and Lt. Governor-elect Davis."