Voting in support of public education means supporting candidates who believe in the transformative power of educators to change students’ lives and opposing those who demonize us. We need public officials at all levels of government, from the White House to the Statehouse, who understand the challenges we face and are committed to fighting for policies that keep students at the center of reform and provide us with the tools and resources we need to be successful.
The words of President Franklin Roosevelt ring true now as much as they did when he spoke them 70 years ago: “Democracy cannot succeed unless those who express their choice are prepared to choose wisely. The real safeguard of democracy, therefore, is education.” Thank you for your work in safeguarding our democracy, and thank you for choosing wisely .
Central OEA/NEA has a robust program of political action, from the local to the federal level.
At the local level, Central encourages locals to appoint an Education Advocate Leader to serve as a political organizer. Central provides a stipend for this activity. To learn more, click here.
To facilitate organizing, communications and fundraising for the Fund for Children and Public Education (FCPE), Central has a Political Action program, employing numerous coordinators. You can learn more about Centrals PAC program, or contact a PAC, by clicking here.