Political Action HQ for WEA Members
Political Action HQ for WEA Members
WEA-PAC is WEA’s political action committee. Delegates to the 2015 WEA Representative Assembly are asking fellow members to contribute to WEA-PAC. If you’re not already a member consider joining over 33,000 of your colleagues today! For more information about WEA-PAC check out the resources below:
What is WEA-PAC?
WEA-PAC is the Washington Education Association’s political action committee. Our mission is to recommend and elect pro-public education candidates to office. WEA-PAC makes recommendations in races for statewide, legislative and local candidates including school board and county council.
Why should I join?
There is a lot at stake.
Issues: Electing pro-education candidates helps us have pro-education policy makers, that support things like fully funding education, smaller class sizes, professional and competitive wages, collective bargaining rights, affordable health care, common sense testing.
In 2015, we have school board and other local races up for election. In 2016, we have half of the Senate, all of the House, the Governor, and other important statewide offices. WEA-PAC can help support these races.
You Help Make a Difference!
The people we elect make decisions that affect our classrooms, our paychecks, our families and our students. We need candidates who will advocate for a well-funded education system as well as hold the line on threats to educators, students and public schools. These recommended and elected candidates determine policy, budget & education funding. Make your voice heard…Join WEA-PAC today!
Members in K-12 schools, regardless of their specific job can authorize a payroll deduction here.
Community or technical college, retiree, student or staff can join or make a one-time contribution here.
For the list of WEA-PAC recommendations from the Nov. 4, 2014 election, please go here.
WEA-PAC has over 33,000 members across the state. Evergreen Education Association member and WEA-PAC Board member Wendy Smith explains why she is a WEA-PAC member:
“I belong to WEA-PAC because as a public school teacher, nearly every aspect of my job is touched by politics. Too often, teachers want to just shut the classroom door and focus on our students. But hiding behind our classroom doors is the same as burying our heads in the sand. My colleagues complain about the decisions and actions of the state legislature, but very few do anything in response.Few teachers see themselves as “political” but they do care and they and their students are affected. WEA-PAC is a cheap and easy way to give our “non-political” members a voice, and a way for them to have influence on the decisions that so greatly impact our classrooms.”
WEA-PAC supports pro-public education candidates like Everett teacher Mike Wilson. Members in K-12 schools, regardless of their specific job can authorize a payroll deduction here.
If you are a member in the community or technical college, retiree, student or staff, you can join or make a one-time contribution here.
The people we elect are part of the decision making regarding education proposals.
You can follow their actions and antics on the OurVoice blog page, or by signing up to receive the blog posts and action alerts on the same page.
You can now contribute to WEA-PAC online using a secure donation page!
Our health care, collective bargaining and full funding for public schools are all up for debate in the 2014 legislative session. Investing in great WEA-PAC candidates this election just makes sense!
If you are already a WEA-PAC member you can click here to contribute.
WEA-PAC membership is at its highest since the loss of payroll deduction.
The number one reason members give for not joining WEA-PAC? They were never asked!
Can you ask a colleague to join today? A WEA-PAC and NEA-FCPE form is quick and easy to fill out. Forms are available from your association building representative, your local association office or available below to print.
Download and and print the WEA-PAC Payroll Authorization form to join WEA-PAC. Return it to your union building rep or mail it to: WEA-PAC, PO Box 9100, Federal Way, WA 98063-9100.
If you have questions, please e-mail WEA-PAC Coordinator Simone Boe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 253-765-7100.
32032 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way, WA 98001-9687