California Casualty “Quote Fest” on April 14

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California Casualty is a great auto/home/renters insurance option for CEA members! Through AEA, they have great rates in our area and solid customer service reviews. Our local rep, Brandon Watson, is hosting “Quote Fest” on Wednesday, April 14, and we encourage all members to RSVP for one of his quick Zooms at 4:00pm, 4:30pm, or 5:00pm to receive on-the-spot auto insurance rate comparisons. Attendees will receive live quotes and a $25 gift card for checking the rates, and two lucky participants will also win a gift card to San Tan Brewery or Salad and Go!

CEA Election Now Underway

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Our online election for AEA Delegate Assembly and NEA Representative Assembly delegates is now underway. The deadline to cast your ballot is Tuesday, March 9 at 5:00 pm. For full details on how to vote, candidate statements, and more information, visit our election page at chandlerea.org/election.

Celebrate Read Across America

It’s time for NEA’s Read Across America! We encourage all of our members to visit readacrossamerica.org and check out the great resources that NEA has put together to help them make Read Across America a success in their classroom, including free materials, event ideas, and a promotional toolkit.

CEA Legislative Priorities Forum on March 3

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We urge our community to join us for an important virtual event on Wednesday, March 3 from 5:30-7:00pm. The CEA Legislative Priorities will provide you an opportunity to learn about CEA’s priorities for the current legislative session, as well as share your stories with Chandler area legislators. With all of the alarming bills already being considered by the legislature, it’s more important than ever that we all become informed, engaged, and vocal! Please use this link to register for this event.

AEA Virtual Lobby Days

COVID has changed how we do many things, including advocating to our politicians. As another legislative session brings more of the harmful bills we’ve seen in previous years, it’s still critically important that we lobby on behalf of our members, even with the restrictions that COVID brings. To help our members with this task, AEA will hold two Virtual Lobby Days featuring AEA officers, lobbyist, and invited legislators. These events will provide:

  • an overview and update on key bills
  • an opportunity to learn best practices for voicing your position to legislators
  • breakouts for special topics
  • an opportunity to share your perspective directly with legislators

AEA Virtual Lobby Days will be held from 6:00-7:30pm on the following days:

If you’d like to attend on one (or both!) of the dates above, just click on the date to register.

NEA Town Hall with Dr. Fauci on January 28

NEA and AFT will be hosting a virtual fireside chat with Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday, January 28 at 4:00pm. This is your chance to ask Dr. Fauci questions regarding COVID-19 that are education-related. Sign up for this exclusive event today!

CEA Statement – January 18, 2021

On January 13, the CUSD Governing Board voted 3-2 to return to in-person instruction for all grades beginning tomorrow. The CEA Executive Board has released a statement regarding why we feel this decision is wrong for our community.

COVID Vaccination Appointments Now Available

K-12 education employees can now register for the COVID vaccine on the Arizona Department of Health Services website. Just visit podvaccine.azdhs.gov, register for an account, then schedule an appointment to receive your first vaccination (your second vaccination will be scheduled later).

CEA Statements of Support for Dysart, Peoria

CEA has released statements of support for our fellow educators in Dysart and Peoria as they advocate for a return to in-person instruction only when it is safe to do so.

CEA Statement – December 30, 2020

COVID numbers continue to rise in record-setting fashion in Arizona, and based on recommendations from county and state health officials, CEA is urging CUSD to:

  • make available a live video stream of the CUSD COVID task force meeting on Monday, January 4
  • convene a special session of the CUSD Governing Board immediately following this task force meeting to discuss and take potential action on recommendations of the task force
  • shift to full-time virtual instruction until the new CUSD Governing Board has had time to consider and potentially implement the recommendations of the district task force

Please read our full statement for details, including data that supports these requests.