Picking the Candidates

The IEA has been holding the local regional recommendation hearings. Candidates for state legislature as well as Congressional races are invited to come and speak, answer questions. The local leaders make recommendations to support to the IEA State IPACE. Judy Arman, our Grassroots Political Activist spent three days in meetings. Jane Jorgensen and I joined her for two the days.

It was clear pension was the main issue for discussion. While it was clear they all believed some legislation is in the making, it is not at all clear if our voice will be part of the solution.  Other key concerns included collective bargaining rights as well as general school funding. The final list of recommended candidates will be announced at the end of the month. Judy will be organizing our membership in the fall to get out the vote. If you would like to help, just let her know.

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