Strengthening our education message throughout the political systems
WEA membership gives you the benefit of strength in numbers and a connection with other educators who believe in the promise of public education. Together, we stand strong for our students and for our profession.
We are the state’s largest public employee union and the most powerful voice and advocate for public education. Joining means you have access to quality professional development, effective local representation and impact on public policy.
As an educator, you are a powerful messenger on issues that matter to our schools. You can help shape politics at the state, local and even national level by being involved this year.
Below are three ways to be engaged in the 2016 elections.
Become a Precinct Committee Officer
Precinct Committee Officers (PCOs) are a central part of local party organizations. PCOs elect party leadership, talk to neighbors in their precincts about elections, help fill vacancies in elected office and lead their precinct caucuses. Contact your local party organization to learn about becoming a PCO.
- Local Democratic Party contacts
- Local Republican Party contacts
- You can fill out a PCO Declaration of Candidacy and file this with your county elections office.
Get involved in your county or legislative district organizations
Attend your party’s presidential convention
The Washington State Democrats use a caucus system to allot delegates to the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Washington State’s Democratic Presidential precinct caucuses will occur on Saturday, March 26, 2016.
The Washington State Republicans use a primary system to allot delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention. Republicans select delegates at their State convention in Pasco (May 19-21, 2016) and allocate delegates in accordance with the vote of the people in the Washington State Primary, which is currently scheduled for May 24th, 2016.