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Be a voter for public education

Public education shouldn’t be at the mercy of politics. But the reality is, elected officials are constantly weighing policies on testing, standards and funding that affect our schools, children and educators every day.

That’s why your union supports electing pro-public education candidates to local school boards, the Minnesota Legislature and in Washington, D.C.

Elections matter, and educator voices need to be heard at the polls.

What does politics have to do with my classroom?

Educators are standing up and standing together in 2024.

This election is extremely important for our educators, students and schools. 9 out of 10 schools in Minnesota are facing a significant educator shortage. Now more than ever, we need elected leaders who take this issue seriously, and who pledge to seriously invest in educator pay, pensions, health care and working conditions so that we can have the quality schools our educators, students and communities deserve.

Get involved

Through our democracy, and especially our union, we have the collective power to vote for public education so we can keep our collective bargaining rights, win full funding for our schools and much more.

But we need educators like you at the forefront of this statewide movement for generational change — both in our workplaces and our communities.

Local elections

Local elections have a major impact on our communities—especially our public schools and the education profession.

Education Minnesota can help your local create a campaign plan to win your levy or school board election this fall and in the future.

In 2018, 23 of the 32 local levies which Education Minnesota helped with passed.

Political Action Committee

The Education Minnesota Political Action Committee (PAC) is a group of educators from across the state who guide our union’s political and election programs. It is not affiliated with any political party.

The PAC was formed to create political power for educators.

Minnesota voter information

League of Women Voters

Minnesota DFL Party

Green Party of Minnesota

Independence-Alliance Party of Minnesota

Minnesota Republican Party

Libertarian Party of Minnesota