>Delivered-To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2013 17:10:51 -0500 >From: Lorretta Johnson <email@example.com> >To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Subject: Keep the memory of Nelson Mandela alive > > >Dear Jerry, > >Nelson Mandela, former South African president and anti-apartheid >leader, leaves behind a legacy of courageous leadership that will >inspire generations to come. > >As AFT President Randi Weingarten and I said in our statement last >night, "The lesson of Nelson Mandela's life is that we do not have >to accept the world as it is-we can remake it as it should be. His >insistence on reconciliation rather than recrimination stands as an >enduring gift of grace and courage to us all." > >I am inviting you to ><http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=0G3quOED781W%2FCCGcG%2BiKihMyj%2F5seK%2B>add >your name to this condolence book. President Randi Weingarten and I >will take these names to the South African Embassy next week when we >go to sign the book ourselves. > >Nelson Mandela's life and historic achievements continue to instruct >us in today's struggles for equity, civil rights and opportunity for >all. His moral compass still provides direction to those efforts and >will guide us for as long as we honor his memory and celebrate his >legacy. Many of us have been part of this history; however, young >people today have little, if any, knowledge of these times and >events. > >During this time of mourning, people around the world will celebrate >the life of Nelson Mandela. The AFT has several instructional >materials for the classroom, based on the film "Mandela: Long Walk >to Freedom," that will inform and inspire students. I suggest that >you bring Nelson Mandela's story into your school in the coming >days. ><http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=94%2FFGnMtJ51H1jOp9NCTnChMyj%2F5seK%2B>You >can access free lessons on the Share My Lesson website (registration >is required). > >In unity, > >Lorretta Johnson >AFT Secretary-Treasurer > >P.S. ><http://afl.salsalabs.com/dia/track.jsp?v=2&c=69ADPLA3UlsuFnPEYHmG%2BChMyj%2F5seK%2B>Have >your friends, families and others sign the condolence book too.