Statement by AFSA President Diann Woodard on Senator Tom Harkin’s Retirement in 2015

When Senator Harkin retires at the close of the 113th Congress, the Senate will lose a true champion for workers’ rights and education.

As a passionate advocate for improving public education and health care access, and as a staunch supporter of working families and their retirement security, Senator Harkin will forever be recognized for what he accomplished throughout his four decades of distinguished service.

We all wish him a healthy and happy retirement in 2015 and thank him for his tireless work in protecting our most vulnerable citizens. In the meantime, we look forward to continuing our work alongside Senator Harkin improving public education for our children and protecting and strengthening the rights of working families.