Welcome to the Chandler Education Association website. The mission of CEA is:
to be involved in all aspects of the educational process and
an advocate for its members and the issues which affect them
We hope this website can help you stay informed about issues surrounding education, and to be a strong advocate for yourself and your profession.
Ballots are dropping, and the clock is ticking on making an impact for this critical election. Join in on the AEA EdWave Day of Action this Saturday! Special guests will include AEA recommended candidates David Garcia (Governor), Steve Weichert (LD17 Senate) and Jennifer Pawlik (LD17 House). If everyone does their part, we have a real shot at getting leaders in office who will truly support public education. RSVP for the AEA LD17 #edWave Day of Action!
Fall break is halfway over … have you made time to canvass yet? LD17 is a winnable district with candidates who are amazing supporters of public education, but they need our help to get out the vote. LD17 is also right in our backyard, so we have a unique ability and responsibility to make a difference there.
CEA is challenging every site to get at least one team of 2-4 people to canvass just once during our fall break (canvassing more is encouraged, too!). There are literally LD17 canvassing opportunities every day and the weather is amazing right now … so no excuses! These canvasses are targeted to knock on doors of moderate, persuadable voters who are willing to listen to hard-working teachers. After we built up respect and credibility during #REDforED, we cannot afford to waste an opportunity to talk to voters who want to support us but may not know how to do that.
Check out our EdWave Canvassing page for more details … let’s do this, Chandler!
In addition to all of the important statewide races on the ballot in November, there are six people running for two openings on the CUSD Governing Board. This critical race will obviously have a huge impact on the direction of our district, so if you live within CUSD boundaries, it’s important to make an informed vote. To help our members learn about these candidates, we asked each of them to complete a candidate questionnaire, and we are posting their responses to the questionnaire on our CUSD Governing Board Candidate page. On this page, you can also find video of the CUSD Governing Board Candidate Forum held on Thursday, September 27. Even if you don’t live within CUSD boundaries, please take the time to learn about these candidates!
Our upcoming primary and general elections will give us an opportunity to fundamentally transform public education in Arizona. Our members know this, and after the events of the spring, they are more engaged in the political process than ever before. To help answer common questions about voting, CEA has created an online Voter Toolkit. This resource will provide our members with information on how to:
- register to vote
- request an early ballot
- find polling places
- research candidates’ positions on issues, especially those pertaining to public education
The Voter Toolkit can be found at chandlerea.org/votertoolkit. We hope this resource helps our members become informed, engaged voters this fall. Feel free to share it with others!