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Educators for Hillary gear up for Super Tuesday after decisive South Carolina Clinton win

Hillary wins second state in a row, building momentum heading into Super Tuesday

WASHINGTON - February 27, 2016 -

Hillary Clinton handily won the South Carolina primary tonight with strong support from the Palmetto State educators. Educators are playing a major role in the grassroots effort that has carried Clinton to victory in three of the four first states in the Democratic primary process. The Educators for Hillary campaign currently is engaged in a robust, targeted, and well-organized communications and field programs, including digital ads, phone-banking, knocking on doors, and organizing supporters on behalf of Hillary Clinton. Voters will next go to the polls or caucus in 11 states plus American Samoa on March 1.

The following statement can be attributed to NEA President Lily Eskelsen García:

“Now more than ever, we need a leader who has been tearing down barriers for marginalized Americans her whole life. Hillary is that leader. She is strong, effective, and she will continue to do what is best for the future of all of America’s students and working families.

“With back-to-back victories, and victories in three out of the four first states, the pledged delegate lead is growing with each Hillary win. As we head into Super Tuesday and beyond, educators across the country will continue to make their presence known because we know that Hillary will fight for every student to succeed, regardless of her or his ZIP code.”

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CONTACT:  Miguel A. Gonzalez