Virginia teachers should celebrate “Obama Blue Day” on Tuesday by wearing blue to school, their union told them.
“There are people out there not yet registered. You teach some of them,” the Sept. 25 e-mail reads. “Others, including our members, remain on the fence! Its time for us to come together, voice our unity, because we make a difference!”
“Let’s make Obama Blue Day a day of Action!” the e-mail continues. “Barack the vote!”
Virginia Education Association President Kitty Boitnott told Fox News the e-mail was not intended to “encourage teachers to use their classrooms for partisan political purposes.”
“The e-mail did not encourage teachers to talk with students about voting for any specific candidate, although it did suggest that teachers can encourage eligible students to register to vote.”
Perhaps the use of the words “Barack” and “Obama” gave teachers the idea that the union wanted a “day of Action” for Barack Obama.