Invest in Ed Event on Saturday, May 30

Our Invest in Ed petition event was so successful last weekend that we’re doing it again this weekend! Come to Alma School Rd and Frye Rd on Saturday, May 30 between 9:00am and 12:00pm for some safe and socially distant advocacy. You can pick up petitions, sign petitions, and drop off (and notarize) petitions. All materials will be sanitized, and you can bring your own pens if needed. Please use this link to RSVP and spread the word … see you on Saturday!

Scholarship Deadline Tomorrow

Don’t forget … if you are a member who has a child graduating from high school and attending college in the fall, the deadline to apply for our CEA scholarship is tomorrow at midnight. Full details can be found on our scholarship page.

Two Virtual Advocacy Options on May 14

There are two opportunities for you to be an education advocate on Thursday, May 14! At 3:30 pm, AEA will be hosting a Virtual Roundtable with Dr. Jill Biden. Then at 4:00 pm, NEA will host a Virtual Town Hall to advocate for federal education funding during the COVID-19 crisis. Use the links above to register for these virtual opportunities!

Invest in Ed Opportunities


Our friends at VIP (Valley Interfaith Project) are hosting three drive-in events where people can sign, pick up, notarize, and return Invest in Ed petitions. The events will be held at Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Chandler.

The dates and times for these events are:

  • Saturday, May 2 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 5 from 8:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Thursday, May 7 from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

People are encouraged to bring their own black or blue pen, but cleaning products and pens will be available if people forget. These events have been planed with social distancing guidelines in mind to keep everyone safe and healthy while we continue to fight for school funding. Hope to see you there!

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

Picture of students throwing graduation caps in the air

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.

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


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.

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