CHARLESTON, WV— Today, Joe Manchin’s campaign released a new TV ad centered on the 2018 strike led by teachers, bus drivers, school cooks, custodians, office employees, instructional paraprofessionals, school nurses, retirees and many other education professionals from all 55 West Virginia counties.

The ad highlights teachers calling out Attorney General Patrick Morrisey for threatening to lock up educators who spoke out for better pay and benefits during this year’s strike.

WATCH: “Educators” (:30)

West Virginia’s education professionals remember clearly that Morrisey opposed their efforts, and Joe Manchin stood with them in their fight for better pay and a fix to PEIA.

“Educators know that I have their back, and won’t stop fighting to strengthen our schools and improve the quality of life for our education professionals,” said U.S. Senator Joe Manchin. “I was proud to stand with our teachers at the Capitol and because of their efforts, they won a well-deserved pay increase. It’s a shame that Pat Morrisey played politics and tried to bully educators with a lawsuit.”

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