What it takes to Win Tanya Tarr Director of Legislative and Political Mobilization Texas AFT
What it takes to Win Introductions Why Elections Matter Why Volunteers Matter Why COPE Matters Dallas ISD and the races in 2009
Why CCISD Trustees Matter The Campaign Against Self-Funded Healthcare Passed a 3.3% pay raise for auxiliary pay increase Might take away our continuing contract for certified personnel And only 10% of school districts in Texas have continuing contracts Discipline Policy – What about Safe, Civil Schools?
Why Elections Matter You have an opportunity to elect your boss. Every election is a chance to rebuild your School Board We’re the loudest voice for ALL school employees If you don’t like the bums, throw them out! I mean, elect your bosses!
Why Volunteers Matter Campaigns run on People, Time and Money People-powered is the path to victory Volunteers are critical in: Keep track of the lists Staffing phonebanks and blockwalks Help put together events Help focus what the issues are Help raise resources (COPE dollars)
Why your voice works It’s 100% from a real person. You’re speaking to the problems they face. *You* make the difference – as a school employee, you are not just some stranger. You are a credible messenger.
How you can help… We need help to win this election through: Phonebanking Postcard writing Being a Precinct Captain Block Walking Sign Distribution Working Election Day
Why COPE Matters You contributions go directly into helping get someone elected: Postage stamps ($10 = 22 stamps) Telephone lines ($15 = pays for a phone line) Postcards ($20 = 91 postcards)