The American Federation of Teachers Wisconsin (AFT-Wisconsin) has endorsed Alder Lindsay Lemmer for Wisconsin State Assembly, District 48.
AFT-Wisconsin is a labor organization of professional public employees. Formerly called the Wisconsin Federation of Teachers, AFT-Wisconsin is a Wisconsin chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. Started primarily as a teachers’ union in 1931, AFT-Wisconsin today is comprised of many diverse professionals with over 500 job classifications, including members in the state PK-12 school system, the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), numerous state agencies, and the University of Wisconsin System.
AFT-Wisconsin President Kim Kohlhaas wrote to Lemmer, “We are excited to work with you on our common priorities, including the need to expand educational funding and opportunities, establish a true living wage, and protect the environment for all Wisconsin residents. Working families in Wisconsin need legislators who will address and act on these issues in Madison. Your questionnaire and interview with the Board made it clear that you will be a strong voice for our members in the legislature. You have shown great concern for the residents of your community, and your willingness to champion community priorities is commendable.”
“I look forward to working with teachers, UW staff, technical college instructors and the diverse array of AFT members to make Wisconsin a better place for working families,” Lemmer said. “It is an honor to have earned the trust and confidence of AFT-Wisconsin.”
Lemmer is also endorsed by Madison Teachers, Inc., Building Trades Council of South Central Wisconsin, and Women Lead Wisconsin along with 30 current and former elected officials, more than any other candidate in the race. She has also earned the Gun Sense Candidate distinction from Moms Demand Action.
Alder Lindsay Lemmer is a Madison City Council member with a proven track record of solving tough problems. Throughout her career she has championed access to education, voting rights, environmental protection, access to health care, and economic opportunity for all.
Lindsay’s commitment to public service is extensive. A longtime member of the National Organization for Women (NOW), she is President of the Wisconsin chapter. She has also served as the Communications Chair for the Dane County Voter ID Coalition, working with the League of Women Voters and the NAACP on voting rights.
Lindsay has an MBA from Edgewood College and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She and her partner Adam Hills-Meyer live in the Heritage Heights neighborhood on Madison’s east side.