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Presentation to the Corpus Christi Building Leaders Meeting, Feb 18 2010

Presentation to the Corpus Christi Building Leaders Meeting, Feb 18 2010

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  • 1. What it takes to Win
    Tanya Tarr
    Director of Legislative
    and Political Mobilization
    Texas AFT
  • 2. What it takes to Win
    Introductions
    Why Elections Matter
    Why Volunteers Matter
    Why COPE Matters
    Dallas ISD and the races in 2009
  • 3. 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?
  • 4. 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!
  • 5. 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)
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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)
  • 9. Dallas ISD – 2 out of 3 isn’t bad!
    • Endorsed 3 candidates, 2 successfully elected.
    • 10. One was a former Alliance member
    • 11. Special Election and Run-off Election
    • 12. Mobilized 50+ members
    • 13. Heavy phonebanking and handwritten communication won the day.
  • WE have the POWER
    Questions?