What it takes to Win<br />Tanya Tarr<br />Director of Legislative <br />and Political Mobilization<br />Texas AFT<br />
What it takes to Win<br />Introductions<br />Why Elections Matter<br />Why Volunteers Matter<br />Why COPE Matters<br />Da...
Why CCISD Trustees Matter<br />The Campaign Against Self-Funded Healthcare<br />Passed a 3.3% pay raise for auxiliary pay ...
Why Elections Matter<br />You have an opportunity to elect your boss.<br />Every election is a chance to rebuild your Scho...
Why Volunteers Matter<br />Campaigns run on People, Time and Money<br />People-powered is the path to victory<br />Volunte...
Why your voice works<br />It’s 100% from a real person.<br />You’re speaking to the problems they face.<br />*You* make th...
How you can help…<br />We need help to win this election through:<br />Phonebanking<br />Postcard writing<br />Being a Pre...
Why COPE Matters<br />You contributions go directly into helping get someone elected:<br />Postage stamps ($10 = 22 stamps...
Dallas ISD – 2 out of 3 isn’t bad!<br /><ul><li>Endorsed 3 candidates, 2 successfully elected.
One was a former Alliance member
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  1. 1. What it takes to Win<br />Tanya Tarr<br />Director of Legislative <br />and Political Mobilization<br />Texas AFT<br />
  2. 2. What it takes to Win<br />Introductions<br />Why Elections Matter<br />Why Volunteers Matter<br />Why COPE Matters<br />Dallas ISD and the races in 2009<br />
  3. 3. Why CCISD Trustees Matter<br />The Campaign Against Self-Funded Healthcare<br />Passed a 3.3% pay raise for auxiliary pay increase<br />Might take away our continuing contract for certified personnel<br />And only 10% of school districts in Texas have continuing contracts<br />Discipline Policy – What about Safe, Civil Schools?<br />
  4. 4. Why Elections Matter<br />You have an opportunity to elect your boss.<br />Every election is a chance to rebuild your School Board<br />We’re the loudest voice for ALL school employees<br />If you don’t like the bums, throw them out!<br />I mean, elect your bosses!<br />
  5. 5. Why Volunteers Matter<br />Campaigns run on People, Time and Money<br />People-powered is the path to victory<br />Volunteers are critical in:<br />Keep track of the lists <br />Staffing phonebanks and blockwalks<br />Help put together events <br />Help focus what the issues are<br />Help raise resources (COPE dollars)<br />
  6. 6. Why your voice works<br />It’s 100% from a real person.<br />You’re speaking to the problems they face.<br />*You* make the difference – as a school<br />employee, you are not just some stranger.<br />You are a credible messenger.<br />
  7. 7. How you can help…<br />We need help to win this election through:<br />Phonebanking<br />Postcard writing<br />Being a Precinct Captain<br />Block Walking<br />Sign Distribution<br />Working Election Day<br />
  8. 8. Why COPE Matters<br />You contributions go directly into helping get someone elected:<br />Postage stamps ($10 = 22 stamps)<br />Telephone lines ($15 = pays for a phone line)<br />Postcards ($20 = 91 postcards)<br />
  9. 9. Dallas ISD – 2 out of 3 isn’t bad!<br /><ul><li>Endorsed 3 candidates, 2 successfully elected.
  10. 10. One was a former Alliance member
  11. 11. Special Election and Run-off Election
  12. 12. Mobilized 50+ members
  13. 13. Heavy phonebanking and handwritten communication won the day.</li></li></ul><li>WE have the POWER<br />Questions?<br />

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