What is WEA-PAC?
Welcome to WEA-PAC
WEA-PAC is the Washington Education Association's political action committee. WEA-PAC is the largest political action committee in the state and it takes all of us together to make it strong.
Our mission is to recommend and elect pro-public education, pro-labor candidates to office. WEA-PAC makes recommendations in races for statewide, legislative and local candidates.
WEA-PAC recommends and elects pro-student, pro-union candidates regardless of party affiliation. Candidates complete a written questionnaire and participate in an interview with WEA-PAC members. Based on the questionnaire and interview, WEA-PAC members make a recommendation.Together, we can help pro-public education, pro-labor candidates win the elected offices that affect our work and help our students!
Are you a candidate for office seeking WEA-PAC endorsement?
Council WEA-PAC leaders manage the endorsement process locally. If you're interested in connecting with those leaders, contact Hillary Hunt or Cassie Carrillo.
Why should I join WEA-PAC?
With WEA-PAC, we have a stronger voice in the decisions that affect our classrooms and our schools.
Almost everything about our school day is decided by an elected official: class size, curriculum, instructional hours, even pay and benefits.
Our union is our voice in those decisions. WEA-PAC is the political action committee for WEA members like us!
As a member, you can be part the choice for which candidates WEA-PAC endorses. From school board directors to statewide offices, we need pro-education, pro-labor elected officials who will have our students' backs.
Already a member? Please consider doubling your voice with an additional $27 donation.
Together we can elect candidates who will stand up for educators and our students!
For more information about WEA-PAC check out the WEA-PAC info sheet.
WEA-PAC membership is a great way to stay engaged
Joining WEA-PAC and volunteering with our fellow WEA-PAC members is a great way to meet candidates and build relationships with people who create policies that affect our students and our jobs.
Building relationships with elected officials means we are more effectively able to share our concerns about the policies affecting our students and to advocate for the education profession.You can also learn more about how politics may affect our work by following the Advocacy blog, and by signing up to receive alerts.
WEA-PAC membership is up to us
Can you ask a colleague to join today? The WEA-PAC and NEA-FCPE forms are quick and easy to fill out. Forms are available from your association building representative or your local association office. You can also sign up using the links below.
WEA members can join by submtting a WEA-PAC Payroll Authorization form to join WEA-PAC.
WEA-Retired, Higher Ed and Student WEA members can join here.
If you have questions, please contact WEA-PAC Coordinators Samantha Casne (253-765-7161) or Emily Hansen (206-412-4406). You can also email WEAPAC@washingtonea.org.