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Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders pledge support of LRSD teachers one-day strike

"We should be strengthening the voices of teachers in our public schools," Sen. Warren tweeted Tuesday evening.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Democratic Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren posted on Twitter Tuesday evening in support of Little Rock School District teachers as the Little Rock Education Association plans a strike Thursday.

"I stand with the Little Rock teachers making their voices heard for collective bargaining rights. We should be strengthening the voices of teachers in our public schools," Sen. Warren said after sharing an AP article.

Bernie Sanders also posted in support of LRSD teachers, students and parents, along with information regarding Little Rock Education Association's plan for the one-day strike Thursday.

Sanders opened the Facebook post referencing his history in politics, saying "Since my time at the University of Chicago I have stood against segregation."

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According to a recent Quinnipiac poll, Sen. Elizabeth Warren leads the Democratic primary race with 28 percent of the vote among Democratic voters and independent voters who lean Democratic, with Biden trailing behind at 21 percent and Sen. Bernie Sanders in third with 15 percent. 

Credit: Bernie Sanders Facebook

The LREA announced Monday that the one day strike will take place on Thursday, November 14.

LREA President Teresa Knapp Gordon announced the strike, saying the association is working with #OneLRSD, a community-based group, to hold the strike and to "prevent Governor Hutchinson and his appointed state board from segregating the city's public schools."

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Education Secretary Johnny Key said in a statement that the strike, "even for just one day, sends the wrong message to Little Rock School District students, the community, and the state of Arkansas."

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