FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

April 26, 2018

DENVER – Dr. Karen McCormick issued the following statement after attending the #RedForEd teacher walkouts and rally with teachers from Douglas County in her district and other teachers from across Colorado at the state capitol:

“Today I joined teachers from Douglas County in our district and from other counties and school districts from across Colorado at the state capitol in Denver to rally in support of our state’s public education system.”

“The teachers I met and listened to today want to see better funding for public education in our state, and I’m proud to support their cause.”

“Public education is the bedrock of our Democracy, but Colorado’s schools are severely underfunded and it hurts teachers and students alike. Colorado students deserve a high quality public education – no matter their zip code or background.”

“I didn’t see any of my opponents – Democrat or Republican – there to support teachers today, and that’s part of what makes me different. Coloradans are facing tough challenges, but my dad Rear Admiral Dan McCormick taught me to never back down from a fight and I’ll lead from the trenches as your next Congresswoman.”

“My votes in Congress will always be guided by Colorado teachers like the ones I met today – not special interests with their own agenda.”