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One voice can be powerful. Collectively, our voices are nearly unstoppable. Together, we create a strong and credible voice in debates to advance legislation and policies that benefit our students, public schools, and school employees. WEA members led the way on reducing class sizes, ensuring full funding for public education, and improving compensation and benefits for public school employees.

Get involved in the politics and policy shaping Washington public education.
  • 2021 Elections

    This year, more than 3,500 local races in Washington state will determine who leads our school boards, our towns and more. We know that many of these races are decided by just a few votes, making it even more important for educators to vote and get involved in the elections.
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  • 2021 Legislative Priorities

    Our students are facing even more hurdles to learning during a global pandemic. We must ensure the health and safety of students, families, and staff while equitably meeting the educational needs of all Washington students. Closing opportunity gaps requires additional investment and legislative support. WEA is committed to bringing educators’ on-the-ground experience and expertise into every decision legislators make concerning our schools. Students, families, and communities need consolidated state support systems including employment, nutrition, and housing supports. WEA supports the addition of resources and investments that will support Washington families and communities. This is not the time for austerity. 
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  • McCleary & School Funding

    The state Supreme Court ruled in June 2018 that the state is finally in compliance with the court's 2012 McCleary decision. Because of McCleary, state funding for K-12 basic education has increased by billions of dollars, including billions for competitive and professional educator compensation. In 2016-18, WEA members in school districts across the state negotiated historic pay increases for both certificated and classified education support professionals.
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    WEA-PAC is the Washington Education Association political action committee. Our mission is to recommend and elect pro-public education, pro-labor candidates to office. 
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  • Anti-Union Groups

    Did an anti-union group email you or send you a mailer lately? Here are the facts behind these groups and their attacks on public education and our freedom to negotiate fair pay.

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