Be Sure to Vote by April 28!

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CEA is currently holding our annual election for four Executive Board positions, as well as for Association Representatives at each site. You should have received voting information at both your home and work email address. Voting closes at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 28 … be sure to cast your vote by then! Full details and candidate statements can be found on our election page.

National Labor Tele-Town Hall on April 25

NEA is co-sponsoring a national labor tele-town hall on Saturday, April 25 at 10:00 am. Entitled Protect All Workers: We’re Always Essential, this event will unite union members from across the labor movement. Speakers will include Senator Elizabeth Warren, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and even AEA’s very own Vanessa Jimenez! Use this link to register and attend … you won’t want to miss this special event.

CEA Scholarship Application Now Open

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CEA is offering four $500 scholarships to graduating seniors who are children of CEA members and attending college in the fall. The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Friday, May 15. For more details and application instructions, please visit our Scholarship page.

COVID-19 Resources

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With the news changing so rapidly on COVID-19 and its impact on Chandler schools, it can be difficult to keep up. To help our community, CEA is providing a resource page that links to local resources (including news from CUSD), as well as statewide and national resources from AEA and NEA. You can find this resource at chandlerea.org/covid19. This page will be updated as we are made aware of new resources that may be helpful to the CEA and CUSD community, so be sure to check back often.

Community Art Build Postponed

The Community Art Build that we had planned to offer on Saturday, March 21 has been postponed due to health concerns related to COVID-19. We are hoping to offer a similar experience after this health crisis passes, and we will keep our members posted if we are able to do so.

Community Art Build on Saturday, March 21

On Saturday, March 21, CEA will be holding a Community Art Build from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Chandler High School. This event is meant to be a celebration of how much we can accomplish when we come together as a community! A union artist from Just Seeds will be helping us paint two banners, but other activities will include:

  • face painting and coloring for the kids
  • car window painting for adults
  • a DJ and food trucks for everyone’s enjoyment
  • signing or checking out Invest in Ed petitions

Local candidates will be making special guest appearances as well as local union celebrities! We’ll be outside the Fine Arts building which is closest to the corner of Arizona Ave and Chandler Blvd. Please register to attend on our event page!

Please note that due to the coronavirus outbreak, we will be taking extra precautions such as making hand sanitizer and wipes available as needed. We encourage those in high-risk populations to stay home and join us for future events instead.

Invest in Ed Signature Gathering on Saturday

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Want to help bring almost a billion dollars of additional funding to our public schools? Want to help bring over $18.5 million in additional funding to Chandler alone? Join us for our first signature gathering event for the Invest in Ed ballot initiative! We’ll meet outside the Chandler Public Library at 9:00 am and then farm out to local businesses in downtown Chandler to gather signatures. Everything you need to participate will be provided … we are asking everyone to get just one page of signatures on Saturday so we can get Invest in Ed off to a great start. Let’s do this, CEA! Check out our Facebook page for full details.

Paid for by Chandler Education Association. Not authorized by any candidate.

Invest in Ed Rally at Capitol on February 17

We are officially ready to launch the 2020 Invest in Ed initiative, which would increase investment in our public schools by a game-changing $940 million. Are you ready to help get this initiative on the ballot? Join us (in red!) at the state capitol on Monday, February 17 at 11:00 am to get energized and get started on doing the work we need to do for our students and our schools. Get more details and RSVP using this link.

Paid for by Chandler Education Association. Not authorized by any candidate.

Screening of Just Mercy on February 5

Once again, CEA is proud to team up with the CUSD Department of Equity and Inclusion to co-sponsor a movie screening. This time, we’ll be screening Just Mercy on Wednesday, February 5 at 6:30 pm. The screening will take place at Alamo Drafthouse in Chandler, and will include a post-film discussion led by CUSD teacher Paul Kreutz. Tickets can be purchased on the Alamo Drafthouse website … please consider attending this fantastic event!

CEA Legislative Toolkit Available Online

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The legislative session is underway once again! We made great progress in the 2018 election, but still need to make our voices heard and keep the pressure on our legislators to keep moving forward toward restoring funding for education … and avoid passing bills that move our education system backwards.

With all of the bills being considered, it can be tough to keep up, let alone advocate for our students and our profession. Our Legislative Toolkit can help, giving you information on how to stay informed on what’s happening at the capitol and how you can make an impact on the process (including signing up for the Request to Speak system). Check it out today and become an education advocate!