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Democracy Declaration

Democracy Declaration

We, the undersigned educators in pre-K-12 schools, colleges and universities, representatives of schools across the United States, endorse democracy as a means of giving voice to each one of us, of expressing the dignity of each individual, of representing the values of our society, and of ensuring the lawful transition of authority. Every freedom depends upon the freedom to vote. Each vote counts; count each vote.

Initial Signatories

Janet Box-Steffensmeier, President, American Political Science Association
Judith Butler, President, Modern Language Association
Diana Cournoyer, Executive Director, National Indian Education Association
Sydney Chaffee, 2017 National Teacher of the Year
Linda Darling Hammond, Professor of Education Emerita, Stanford University
David Greenberg, Professor of History, Rutgers University
Jeffrey C. Isaac, Professor of Political Science, Indiana University
Kevin Kruse, Professor of History, Princeton University
Steven Levitsky, Professor of Government, Harvard University
Michael Mann, Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Penn State University
Mandy Manning, 2018 National Teacher of the Year
Irene Mulvey, President, American Association of University Professors
Becky Pringle, President, National Education Association
Rodney Robinson, 2019 National Teacher of the Year
Tabatha Rosproy, 2020 National Teacher of the Year
Timothy Schneider, Professor of History, Yale University
Laurence Tribe, Professor of Constitutional Law Emeritus, Harvard Law School
Stefanie Wager, President, National Council for the Social Studies
Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
Santiago Wood, Executive Director, National Association for Bilingual Education
Daniel Ziblatt, Professor of Government, Harvard University
* Affiliations Listed for Purposes of Identification Only

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