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Check out your personal voters guide!

Check out your personalized WEA voters guide!

Who are the pro-education candidates endorsed by WEA members? Find out here, your very own personalized voters guide. Just type in your address, and you’ll get a complete list of the recommended candidates, including legislative, supreme court and congressional endorsements.

To earn a recommendation from WEA’s political action committee, legislative candidates must complete a WEA-PAC questionnaire and meet with local WEA members for an interview. The recommendations are based on education and union issues, including class size, testing and compensation.

Initiative 1351 is on the ballot, too. It’s the initiative to reduce class sizes in Washington’s K-12 public schools. As a school employee, it’s important for you to help spread the word about this historic measure. Tell your friends, family and neighbors that Washington’s class sizes are 47th out of 50 states, and that’s unacceptable.

Our kids deserve better, and they can’t wait any longer! Find Facebook badges, printable postcards, posters and other I-1351 information and materials here.


 

 

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

Check out your personalized WEA voters guide! 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,”

New I-1351 TV ad features teacher

The Yes on I-1351 campaign has a new TV ad that features Desi Saylors, a North Thurston middle school science teacher and a mom of two kids in public schools. In the ad, Saylors emphasizes how smaller class sizes help teachers provide the individualized attention students need to succeed. Watch it here: Sign up for

Teachers say I-1351 is about making stronger connections with students

Richland teacher Brian Sites says he’ll be voting YES on I-1351 for smaller class sizes. In this short YouTube video, Sites explains how smaller class sizes help educators develop stronger relationships with their students. Ballots will be mailed this week. Download Facebook badges, postcards, stickers, posters and other I-1351 materials. And look in your mailbox for WEA’s special

‘I’ll be talking to lots of people’ about Initiative 1351 and smaller class sizes

Wondering what you can do to help pass Initiative 1351 for smaller class sizes? First-grade teacher Ashley Young has some ideas. “I’ll be talking to lots of people, (including) my family members. I’ll be talking to neighbors. I’ll be talking to friends and letting them know how important it is to have low class size,”

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