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Poll shows strong support for I-1351; ballots arrive in the mail soon

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All across Washington, WEA members have been calling pro-education voters and urging them to vote YES on Initiative 1351, which reduces K-12 class sizes. The response has been overwhelmingly positive.

“There are a lot of supportive voters who have heard about I-1351, and they agree it’s important for our children,” said Michele Houston, a Camas teacher who made calls this week.

An independent poll released earlier this week showed 66 percent of the voters surveyed said they planned to vote YES on I-1351.

They’ll have the chance to vote soon – ballots should begin arriving in the mail any day now. For a personalized list of the pro-education candidates in your neighborhood, use WEA’s online voters guide. Just enter your address, and the voters guide will pull up a complete list of your WEA-PAC and NEA-recommended candidates, plus information about where to drop off your ballot. Look in your mailbox at home for the latest issue of WE 2.0, which also features election information.

You also can watch the newest Yes on I-1351 TV ad on YouTube. It features North Thurston science teacher Desi Saylors.

This is an off-year election, which means voter turnout will be critical – besides casting your own ballot, be sure to tell your friends, family and neighbors why they should vote YES on I-1351 and reduce class sizes for our students.

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Join an Initiative 1351 phone bank, vote in the WEA postcard design contest

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