WEA-PAC Information


What is WEA-PAC?

 

The governor, legislators, school board and a host of other elected public officials make policy decisions about compensation, school funding, accountability, testing, certification and countless other school issues, all vital to the health and survival of public education in our state.

 

WEA-PAC is Washington Education Association's Political Action Committee.It is education’s collective voice in our state for better public schools, and the political action arm of your local Association. WEA-PAC supports candidates, regardless of party, who champion the needs of public education. Based on input from local WEA-PAC members, WEA-PAC determines how political candidates stand on the issues that affect our members, our schools and our students. We support good candidates who are willing to stand up for public education. Voluntary WEA-PAC contributions are what give WEA its clout in state and local elections.

 

Candidates from local to statewide positions can and do receive assistance from WEA-PAC. School boards, city councils, the state Legislature, the governor, the superintendent of public instruction and judgeships have all been affected by WEA-PAC and its members.

 

Who can join?

 

The Washington Education Association Political Action Committee collects voluntary contributions from specified membership categories and uses those contributions for political purposes including, but not limited to, making contributions to and expenditures on behalf of pro-public education candidates in the state of Washington.

 

Why WEA-PAC?

 

It's vital for public school employees to have a political voice!

  • No one knows better what works in our classrooms than teachers and education employees!
    By contributing to WEA-PAC, you help make certain that the people who make decisions about public school funding understand and support our issues.
     
  • WEA-PAC gives us a united voice!
    Together, we can work to ensure that those elected to our state Legislature fulfill their paramount duty of amply funding public education.
     
  • We all believe in making public education the best it can be for today's children and for generations to come.
    By contributing to WEA-PAC you can impact changes which will ensure that our children have a bright future in our public schools.
     
  • Our children deserve quality educators and support personnel teaching and working in safe, secure facilities.
    Every child deserves a quality learning environment and a quality teacher. Your contributions will help ensure our Legislature understands the needs of our children and supports their futures.
     
  • Our children deserve class sizes that provide an optimal environment for learning.
    Your WEA-PAC contributions can impact positive change and help in the battle to ensure adequate funding for our schools.
     
  • Who better to have a voice in determining education policy than you?
    As a WEA-PAC contributor you play an important role in ensuring that education policy reflects the needs of our schools and our children.

WEA-PAC and NEA-FCPE contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal tax purposes.

 

How do I join?

 

To join WEA-PAC and NEA-FCPE (the national level PAC), simply contact your local association for a membership form and more information.  You can also complete one of the following forms and mail it to WEA-Cascade UniServ Council, 18704 Bothell Way NE, Suite 101, Bothell, WA  98012.

 

WEA-PAC/NEA FCPE Payroll Authorization Form - To enroll in WEA-PAC or NEA FCPE (or both!)

 

Current WEA Members can also contribute to WEA-PAC using our secure online donation form.


WEA-Retired members should use the printable WEA-PAC Donation form to contribute.