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.
Our election is less than 10 days away! Whether you have yet to send in your early ballot or you prefer to vote in person on November 6, it’s important to be informed about the candidates and how they will (or won’t) support public education in Arizona and in Chandler. CEA has updated our online Voter Toolkit to include information on candidates recommended by NEA, AEA, and CEA, as well as candidates who have signed the Invest in Ed Pledge. This resource also gives you all the information you need on the logistics of casting your ballot.
This truly is a critical election for our country, our state and our district. Please visit our Voter Toolkit at chandlerea.org/votertoolkit to become informed, engaged voters, and feel free to share it with others!
This November, there will be an election to fill two vacant CUSD Governing Board seats. Although there are many excellent candidates, and we look forward to partnering with any of them to meet the challenges our district faces, our CEA PAC has decided to recommend two candidates who we believe rise above. The CEA PAC is proud to recommend Lara Bruner and Robert Rice for CUSD Governing Board. Bob is a current member of the board who has done a great deal to make CUSD a top school district in the country, while Lara is a lifelong educator and advocate for all students, as well as a parent in the CUSD community. If you live within CUSD boundaries, be sure to make an informed vote in this important election!
Visit our Governing Board Election page to see video of the CUSD Governing Board Candidate Forum and to read answers from all candidates to a CEA-created questionnaire.
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!
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!