4 easy ways to get involved...
1 Join the Educator-To-Voter Project
If you are a Texas AFT member, join the Educator-To-Voter Project! Texas AFT targets winnable races where members can persuade voters to elect the real pro-education candidates. By sending a message to those voters, you can change the balance of power in local elections and in the Texas Legislature—the body that determines most education policy in our state. All you do is handwrite a short, persuasive message from an educator’s viewpoint, hand-address the cards, and send them by mail to your peers or other educators across Texas. We’ll provide
everything you need: instructions, suggested comments, lists of key voters and the targeted candidates.
2. Contact your local union to volunteer
Contact your local union or Professional Educators Group offi ce to sign up for volunteer opportunities like phone-banking and blockwalking. Not sure whom to contact? Visit www.texasaft.org and click on Election 2012 for a list of offi ces and opportunities to get involved.
3. Join Texas AFT COPE
Are you a Texas AFT member who wants to help change the political landscape so that it favors our schoolchildren and makes public education a priority? You can help improve public education one\ election at a time by contributing to the Texas AFT Committee on Political Education (Texas AFT COPE). Texas AFT COPE provides members with an opportunity to contribute voluntarily to support education-friendly candidates, regardless of party. For more information, contact Texas AFT COPE at 1-800-222-3827, or by e-mail at email@example.com. (Note: This opportunity is advertised here for members and their immediate families only. Texas AFT may not and does not solicit COPE contributions from non-members.)
4. Sign Up for the Legislative Hotline
Sign up for the Texas AFT Legislative Hotline newsletter today to ensure you get the latest information on all political races, including information on key votes Texas lawmakers took last session in support of or to the detriment of public education.
for November 6 General Election
First Day of Early Voting
Oct. 22, 2012
Last Day to Apply for Ballot by Mail (Received, not Postmarked)
Oct. 30, 2012
Last Day of Early Voting
Nov. 2, 2012
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