Thursday, December 18, 2008

NEA Fund for Candidates Who Will Safeguard and Strengthen Public Education




Each year, the NEA rates the voting record of Members of Congress on their support for children and public education in an NEA "report card." Click here to review the current "Report Card" and find out how your Representative and Senators measure up.

The NEA Fund for Children and Public Education is NEA’s national political action committee (PAC) representing the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association. NEA members from all 51 state affiliates contribute to The NEA Fund.

The NEA Fund is the largest and most effective national political committee working to elect candidates to Congress and the Presidency who will fight to safeguard and strengthen public education for each and every American child.

The NEA Fund provides direct financial support to recommended candidates for President, the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate who will fight to support teachers, staff and students and improve public education. The NEA Fund also supports pro-public education candidates in gubernatorial and other important state races. In addition, The NEA Fund makes independent communications designed to educate the general public about critical education issues and ask them to vote for or against federal candidates.

Every member who contributes to The NEA Fund does so voluntarily. Every dollar that The NEA Fund contributes to a candidate, a political party, or spends on independent expenditures is voluntarily given. NEA does not use dues dollars for this purpose.

The NEA Fund has been working on behalf of NEA members for more than 36 years. In the 2006 election, NEA members made over 100,000 voluntary contributions totaling more than $8,000,000 `to The NEA Fund to support NEA recommended candidates for federal office.

Just as The NEA Fund relies on small contributions from thousands of members, the NEA candidate endorsement process includes the grassroots as well. NEA never recommends or endorses a candidate for federal office without the support of State Association leaders.
Each year, the NEA rates the voting record of Members of Congress on their support for children and public education in an NEA "report card." Click here to review the current "Report Card" and find out how your Representative and Senators measure up.

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