Leading the Way for Pro-Education, Pro-Labor Candidates
Educators are using our collective strength in WEA-PAC to help pro-education, pro-labor candidates get on the ballot and win! In the August 2 Primary Election, members doorbelled, called, and voted and it helped WEA-PAC candidates to great results, with 84% of endorsed candidates winning their races outright.
“When we come together to advocate and make our voices heard, educators make a huge difference in the conversation at our legislature,” said WEA President Larry Delaney. “The work we did for the August Primary puts us one step closer to changes that our students and our families need.”
Educators know that we need more elected officials of color to better represent our communities and during the primary we backed 23 candidates of color, 21 of whom will be on the ballot this fall. In the 47th Legislative District we helped two pro-labor, pro-union candidates of color advance to the general. We’re also on track to re-elect three WEA members to the legislature – Reps. Stonier, Ortiz-Self, and Bergquist – plus we have two WEA members running for Senate who will be on this fall’s ballot, Reps. Shewmake and Boehnke.
“Thanks to the amazing Kent Education Association members who canvassed, we together knocked on hundreds of doors with positive conversations about what it means to invest in our youth,” said Shukri Olow, candidate for Rep. Position 2 in the 47th Legislative District. “I am continuously impressed by education staff and their tireless advocacy for not only our youth, but for our communities at large.”
We did great work, but we’re not done. We’ll need to grow our strength to win in the November General Election. If you’re not already a member, join WEA-PAC now! Then, watch for actions you can take to help get pro-education, pro-labor candidates over the finish line this fall. We’ll be on the phones, on the doors, and in the streets to elect candidates who back our students.