In Kentucky, teacher’s unions not only battle for their own workplace protections, they also organize to elect officials that will uphold their values. Their strength is in their numbers. Emilie Mckiernan Blanton is a member of two Kentucky teacher’s unions. The first is the state-wide Kentucky Educators Association and the second is Jefferson County Teachers Association, which serves the Louisvillle area. Mckiernan Blanton, who is heavily involved in organizing efforts, spoke to the importance of teacher’s concerns during elections.