A new part of Education Minnesota’s campaign work is having paid local union positions to help get the word out about worksite actions and more.
The Education Minnesota Political Action Committee (PAC), which is made up of members from across the state, has expanded its campaign work in locals to include a new position—the local union GOTV leader.
The past two elections, Education Minnesota has had local worksite action leaders, which will still be a great resource for members in their school buildings and on campuses. But the PAC has decided to create a new position to help with this work.
The PAC also knows that in 2022, we have the power through our democracy and union to vote for public education and protect our collective bargaining rights. But we need educators at the forefront of that movement.
This get-out-the-vote leader position in each local will:
- Assist the local union in building capacity to exercise political power.
- Lead 2022 worksite action leaders in implementing the campaign plan at targeted worksites.
- Coordinate local union efforts with the statewide Education Minnesota campaign.
GOTV leaders will be eligible to receive a stipend of $1,200 for leading this work from February-November 2022.
Activities and duties required of the GOTV leader, in order to earn a stipend:
- Attend the March 4-5, 2022, Education Minnesota political conference training in the Twin Cities. (Planning for in-person participation, dependent on COVID-19).
- Participate in 30-minute monthly or biweekly Zoom meetings with an Education Minnesota political organizer and a cohort of other local union get-out-the-vote leaders.
- Participate in an individual 10-15-minute monthly or biweekly Zoom or phone check-in with assigned Education Minnesota political organizer.
- Assist in recruitment of worksite action leaders for targeted buildings in the local.
- Assist with campaign communications to worksite action leaders by email, text and Zoom about the campaign activities at worksites. Support worksite action leaders in their efforts.
- Lead social media and texting tactics for the local union in the campaign.
Learn more and apply today at www.edmnvotes.org.
As in 2018, Education Minnesota’s Political Action Committee, made up of members from throughout the state, voted to continue with our new, transparent and member-focused endorsement process. Education Minnesota’s campaign microsite, www.edmnvotes.org, also has multiple other ways to get involved.
- Nominate your worksite or campus to host the governor for a full- or half-day shadowing educators.
- Submit a question for the gubernatorial or legislative candidate questionnaire.
- Contact your PAC representative to learn more about the process.