Labor Day: Honoring American workers, educators and students


Politicians from across the country are honoring labor today, and we want to give you the chance to do so too.

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While you celebrate your Labor Day weekend, think of a colleague or student that you are grateful for and let us know why you think they deserve to be recognized for their contributions to their school or community using the form at the bottom of this page. Educators are deeply involved in their local communities, and we know you have the inside scoop on who deserves to be recognized for their efforts, whether they are registering students to vote, helping the needy, or just inspiring their students to new heights.

As President Obama said this year:

America is what it is today because workers began to organize — to demand fair pay, decent hours, safe working conditions, and the dignity of a secure retirement. Through decades upon decades of struggle, they won many of the rights and benefits we too often take for granted today, from the 40-hour work week and minimum wage to safety standards, workers’ compensation, and health insurance. These basic protections allowed the middle class to flourish. They formed the basis of the American dream and offered a better life to anyone willing to work for it.

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez also released a statement, saying:

On Labor Day, we reflect on the men and women whose heads, hearts and hands have made ours the strongest economy the world has ever known. To meet the challenges ahead, we must draw inspiration from their stories. We must emulate their strength and resilience. We must summon their dignity and their courage.

Now’s your chance to send a message of thanks and praise to educators and students who deserve to be recognized for their work. Simply fill out the form below to let us know who you are nominating and share a brief story about what they have done to inspire their community. Everyone nominated will receive a mention on Education Votes, and especially inspiring stories will be featured for special recognition in the coming months.

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