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The Political Action Committee of the MEA is chaired by Tom Lynch and Shane Rozamus.
This committee interviews candidates for local offices and makes recommendations to the Executive Board. Committee meetings are held at various times throughout the year, depending on political season. Please refer to the calendar for meeting dates and times.
The PAC often holds fundraising activities throughout the year to build our political action account. This account is used to contribute to candidates who stand with MEA on education issues, and who MEA recommends. Dues dollars do not go toward Political Action.
Think Education: The MEA asks for all members to contribute $5 each year to build the PAC fund. For every $5 donated, the members name goes into a box used for multiple raffles throughout the year.
Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS) News:
|The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools Newsletter
June 28, 2019
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Teachers’ Union Expected Big Membership Losses. Here’s Why Those Haven’t Panned Out
Despite a stinging defeat from the U.S. Supreme Court last summer, teachers’ unions have not seen the mass exodus of teachers that both they and others predicted. Explanations differ on why: Some polling results show that teachers haven’t gotten the message that they can leave their unions and still receive the benefits of collective bargaining. But some experts say that the unions have re-energized members through walkouts and strikes.
Now, observers are wondering: Will the membership gains continue after the activism settles down and teachers become more informed about their rights? An AFT spokesman said the union has added almost 100,000 members since the Janusruling, and is about to hit 1.7 million members. Read more here.
NEA selects First Woman and African American to lead Organization
President Lily Eskelsen García announced the appointment of Kim Anglin Anderson to serve as the next executive director of the National Education Association. nderson, who will take the helm as of September 1, 2019, will become the first woman and first person of color to serve as the Executive Director of NEA.
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