To the Editors:
The American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO, at its Convention in August initiated a membership referendum on the war in Indochina to be voted on early this fall. A favorable vote on this excellent statement by the 205,000 members of the union would have an important effect on the labor movement and consequently on the war itself.
We are now preparing background information on the referendum and the war which should be extremely useful to teachers in approaching their colleagues. Although we have some 10,000 people on our mailing list, we must reach additional teachers at every level from kindergarten through the university. We urge any of your readers who are (or who know) AFT members to please get in touch with us promptly as time is very short.
Yours for peace,
Teachers Committee for Peace in Vietnam
339 Lafayette Street,
New York, NY 10012
October 8, 1970