Passing of Former DFT President Virginia Cantrell

DFT Members,
We are saddened to report the passing of former DFT President Virginia Cantrell. Virginia served as President of DFT from 2007-2009.  We ask that all members please keep her family and loved ones uplifted in prayer. As we learn of funeral arrangements we will share with the membership.


REMINDER: DFT Election Votes Counted Tomorrow

All eligible voters who did not receive a ballot in the mail can vote in person. Ballots can be dropped off between 3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. On-site voting will occur between 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. The vote count will be conducted at 5:00 pm. - until all votes counted



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Power of Our Collective Voice

Congratulations to all 2018 DFT/AFT endorsed candidates including Gretchen Whitmer, our next governor; Garlin Gilchrist II, our next lieutenant governor; and Dr. Deborah Hunter-Harvill, who retained a seat on the Detroit Board of Education.

Remember, we must continue to hold elected officials accountable to educators, parents/guardians and students.

Secondly, we thank our members for their continued commitment to mobilize and organize. When we do that, everyone wins.