Invest in Ed Press Conference on July 5

#investinedWe have worked incredibly hard to gather signatures for the Invest in Education ballot initiative. Our members have been there throughout the summer doing the heavy lifting … don’t you want to be there when the signatures are submitted? Invest in Education will hold a press conference at the Arizona State Capitol on Thursday, July 5 from 9:20-10:00 am before our signatures are submitted to get Invest in Education on the ballot. Come out and celebrate our hard work, and be sure to bring signs and wear your Red for Ed shirts!

Home Stretch for Invest In Ed

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We are in the home stretch for Invest In Ed! With petitions having to be submitted by July 5, we need all hands on deck to get this on the ballot. Here are some ways you can help us make history this week. This post will be updated throughout the week with additional opportunities to help, so please check back every day!

Collect Signatures

It’s still not too late to collect signatures! On July 4, meet at the Sonic Drive In on Arizona Ave at 5:30 pm to get organized to help collect signatures at the City of Chandler July 4th celebration. Signatures will be collected until 7:00 or 8:00 pm, and a notary will be present to notarize other petitions, as well. Keep in mind that fireworks celebrations will be a great place to gather signatures no matter where you are, so if you’re attending a different celebration, consider bringing petitions with you!

Turn in Petitions

If you have collected signatures on petitions but still need to turn them in, the time is now! Here are some places to turn in your petitions this week (notaries will be present):

Sunday, July 1

Legislative District 18 Democratic HQ in Tempe (9:00 am – 3:00 pm)
Arizona Education Association Headquarters in Phoenix (10:00 am – 8:00 pm)
AT Oasis Coffee & Tea Shop in Phoenix (4:00 – 6:00 pm)

Monday, July 2

Shepherd of the Hills UCC in Phoenix (5:30 – 6:30 pm)
Arizona Education Association Headquarters in Phoenix (7:00 am – 8:00 pm)

Tuesday, July 3

Dayspring United Methodist Church in Tempe (6:00 – 7:00 pm)
Arizona Education Association Headquarters in Phoenix (7:00 am – 8:00 pm)

Wednesday, July 4

City of Chandler July 4th Celebration at Tumbleweed Park (6:30 – 8:00 pm)
Arizona Education Association Headquarters in Phoenix (8:00 am – 10:00 pm)
Legislative District 18 Democratic HQ in Tempe (10:00 am – 7:00 pm)

Validate Signatures

The Invest In Ed campaign is looking for volunteers to help verify and validate signatures that have already been submitted so we are in good shape before we submit our petitions to the Secretary of State. If you are willing to help in this effort, please head over to the Arizona Education Association Headquarters in Phoenix during the following times (it will help tremendously if you bring your own personal laptop):

Sunday, July 1 – 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday, July 2 – 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Tuesday, July 3 – 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wednesday, July 4 – 8:00 am – 10:00 pm

Invest in Ed Petition Events This Week

#investinedWe are all in on getting signatures for the Invest in Education ballot initiative! If you want to get involved in this important effort, it’s not too late! If you want to help gather signatures or turn in your completed petitions, please join us on:

Notaries will be present at both events so petitions can be notarized and turned in. See you there!

#REDforED Goes Back to the Capitol on June 23

Arizona Educators UnitedThe countdown is on to get those Invest in Education signatures! To celebrate the hard work everyone is doing, and to encourage people to get even more signatures, there will be a #REDforED Back to the Capitol and Day of Action on Saturday, June 23. This event will start at 7:30 am on the Arizona Capitol Lawn. We need a huge turnout to this event to gather signatures! Please visit the event Facebook page for full details.

#INVESTinED Day of Action on June 9

#investinedWhat are your plans this summer? If they don’t involve helping get the Invest in Education Act on the ballot, then change them! We need all members involved if we are going to get this critical initiative on the ballot. Please join our June 9 Day of Action (that’s this Saturday!) to get involved! There are events occurring all over the Valley, so it’s easy to find an event wherever you happen to be this Saturday. We can do this!

CEA Runoff Election Underway Through June 5

ballot boxThe results of our Special Election are in, and since no candidate received a majority of the vote for Vice President, we are now holding a runoff election between Michelle Capriotti and Karla Palafox (the top two vote-getters). The deadline to vote in this important election is Tuesday, June 5 at 5:00 pm. Please visit our election page for voting instructions and candidate information. Thank you for participating in this election!

CEA Special Election Voting Deadline May 29

ballot boxCEA is currently conducting a special election to fill two resignations on our Executive Board. The deadline to cast your ballot for these important positions is Tuesday, May 29 at 5:00 pm. Please visit our Election page for voting instructions and candidate information.

CEA Special Election

ballot boxCEA will be holding a special election to fill two resignations on our Executive Board. After our call for nominations, the candidates for this election will be:

CEA Vice President (2-year term)

  • Marisol Archie (Basha HS)
  • Michelle Capriotti (Casteel HS)
  • Kristie Moreno (CTA Liberty)
  • Karla Palafox (Ryan Elementary)
  • Sharon Tuttle (San Marcos Elementary)

CEA Corresponding Secretary (2-year term)

  • Michelle Capriotti (Casteel HS)
  • Sharon Tuttle (San Marcos Elementary)

Our online election will begin on Wednesday, May 23. Stay tuned for more details, including voting instructions.

CEA General Meeting Set for Tuesday, May 15

Our final General Meeting of the year will take place on Tuesday, May 15 at Serrano’s Mexican Restaurant in downtown Chandler. The meeting will start at 4:15 pm and last approximately one hour. Our general meeting is open to all CEA members, and we have a lot to discuss regarding next steps in the #REDforED movement, so we hope to see lots of you there! Please check your e-mail to RSVP.

May 1 General Meeting Postponed

Arizona Educators UnitedDue to the continued #REDforED walkouts happening across the state, our final General Meeting of the year (which was supposed to take place on May 1) is being postponed. We will announce the new date of the meeting when we know it … please check back on our website for more details.