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Clark County teachers union endorses Bernie Sanders for president

Posted: 7:07 AM, Jan 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-14 12:06:56-05
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LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County Education Association announced it is endorsing of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ candidacy for president of the United States early Tuesday.

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CCEA is the largest educator union in Nevada and the largest independent educator union in the nation, representing 19,000 teachers and other licensed professionals across the Clark County School District.

CCSD is the fifth largest school district in the nation.

Also on Tuesday morning, a CCEA representative confirmed with 13 Action News that the union filed a petition to raise gaming taxes for school funding.