Help support pro-public education candidates
Give $20.20 in 2020 to the National Education Association Fund for Children and Public Education
We are currently living in difficult times. COVID-19 has us confined to our homes and the injustice in our world and Minnesota has been made readily clear.
All of this has shown us the need for leadership and the importance of elections, not only in our state but at the federal level. But for us as educators, that has been clear for the last three years. No example of this is clearer than seeing U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos do everything she can to hurt public schools and the way we educate students, especially for our communities and students of color. To get rid of Betsy DeVos, we need to elect a new president.
How can you help? This year’s NEA Representative Assembly is being held virtually, due to COVID-19. A big piece of the RA is raising money for The NEA Fund for Children and Public Education (political action committee). Contributions to the NEA Fund are used to elect public education-friendly candidates and is non-partisan in nature. Issues such as ESSA, special education, testing and general education funding on a federal level have been major problems for quite a few years. Unless we help elect public education-friendly candidates, these problems are not going to go away.
This is where your help comes in. A contribution from you to the NEA Fund would make a huge difference. The ask of Education Minnesota members is to contribute $20.20. You can give as little or as much as you want but in the spirit of 2020, Education Minnesota is asking you give $20.20. This will go a long way in helping us elect public education-friendly candidates.
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As a thank you, there will be a drawing for 10 prizes from the members who contribute. Here are the winners:
- $50 Target gift cards - Gwen Hanvy, Brian Triplett, Kate Schmidt, Lisa Olson
- $50 Barnes & Noble gift cards - Karen Rubado, Eugenia Popa, Jefferey Byrd
- $50 Dairy Queen gift cards - Joan Lindeman, Monica Maloney, Diane Arps
Also, there will be more opportunities to donate, including a silent auction.
NEA RA silent auction for members
*Silent Auction information coming soon, check back for a link to the silent auction.
- $100 REI gift card
- Two $50 Barnes & Noble gift cards
- $100 Dairy Queen gift card
- Two $50 Target gift cards
- Two $50 Northern Waters Smoke Haus gift cards
- Two $50 Etsy gift cards
View and bid on silent auction items.
We have a huge opportunity to change the leadership in Washington, D.C. to better education and our country. A contribution to the NEA Fund is a great way to get involved and make a difference.
Please contact Jim Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.