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Nov. 6 election could strengthen the pro-student majority in Olympia

10/10/2018

2018 election logo for realWEA members have a chance to protect our recent progress and build on our success by electing an even stronger pro-student, pro-union majority in the Washington Legislature this fall.

WEA-PAC, WEA’s political action committee, has endorsed nearly 100 candidates for Legislature, state Supreme Court and other offices, and NEA has recommended 10 pro-education candidates for Congress. The election is Nov. 6, and ballots will arrive soon.

“As educators and WEA members, we can’t ever stop fighting for the resources our students need to be successful,” said Martha Patterson, a Central Kitsap teacher and a WEA-PAC Board manager.

Key legislative races include state House races in the 5th (Issaquah-Sammamish) and 28th (Lakewood-University Place) legislative districts. State Senate races in the 26th (Gig Harbor-Bremerton) and 42nd (Bellingham) legislative districts are also important.

WEA members can play a crucial role in legislative elections – typically, more than 1,000 WEA members live in an individual district. We also know that a higher percentage of WEA members vote compared to the general public, which means we have a great opportunity to elect pro-student, pro-union candidates this year.

The WEA Board of Directors also has taken positions on several statewide ballot measures. Here is a complete list of pro-education election endorsements for WEA members.

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