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An Apple From the Teachers: Teachers' Unions Give Lessons on Contributing at the State Level

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Publication Date: March 2009

Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)

Author(s): Linda Casey

Topic: Education (Education personnel and population)
Labor (Unions)
Politics (Campaigns, lobbying, and pressure groups)

Keywords: campaign donations; teachers' unions

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


From 2003 through 2007, teachers' unions gave $112.5 million to committees working on 88 ballot measures in 22 states. In addition, international unions NEA and AFT and their affiliates gave almost $53 million to political campaigns for state candidates and political party committees.