Make Your Voice Heard!
Vote on November 8, 2016
Our voices – yours and mine – are critical in elections, especially when McCleary and education funding decisions hang in the balance. WEA, through WEA-PAC, and NEA, through the NEA Fund for Children and Public Education, endorse pro-public education, pro-teacher candidates who work to champion students, schools and educators.
Keep in mind it is important to fill out your entire ballot. Legislators and congressional representatives are involved in decisions that affect educators and we must make sure our voices, and our votes, are heard.
The NEA Fund for Children and Public Education is a voluntary political action committee made up of NEA members from around the nation. Every dollar contributed to a candidate, a political party, or independent expenditures is voluntarily given. NEA does not use dues dollars for this purpose. Just as the NEA Fund relies on small contributions from thousands of members, the NEA candidate recommendation process is driven by NEA membership. NEA never recommends or endorses a candidate for federal office without the support of State Association leaders.
Endorsements for federal offices can be found on the NEA Fund site.
WEA-PAC is also a voluntary political action committee that focuses on supporting state and local candidates who advocate for pro-public education and pro-teacher legislation. This year, WEA-PAC held an endorsement convention, with educators from across the state who gathered to listen to state level candidates, ask questions, debate and ultimately, make recommendations..
For a complete list of WEA-PAC recommendations and what WEA members had to say about them, visit the OurVoice website.
Candidates for legislative district races were also interviewed by teams of WEA-PAC members in their local areas. You can find a list of endorsed legislative candidates and information about each candidate's stance on union rights and other issues by visisting www.washingtonea.org/ourvoice/2016-elections.