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TEV Applauds Increased Voter Turnout

Texas Educators Vote (TEV) congratulated educators for turning out in record numbers to vote in Texas’ Primary Election. Voting increased more than 700,000 votes in this election compared to the 2014 midterm Primary Election—a 35 percent increase in civic engagement. “School districts across the state played an important part in the increase by working to develop a culture of voting and model civic engagement for students,” TEV’s post-election statement says.

Laura Yeager, director of the TEV project, said, “It is heartwarming to see the excitement and engagement of teachers, principals, superintendents, trustees, parents, and all citizens across the state exercising their role in our democracy and modeling civic engagement for our children.”

TEV encourages educators to remain engaged and vote in May run-off elections and the November General Election.

March 9, 2018