How to support public education in


Important Dates

  • Voter Registration Deadline: Nov. 6, 2018
  • Early Voting (General): Oct. 22 – Nov. 6, 2018
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Know the Issues

Here's what's at stake in Colorado in the next election.

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Education Funding

Education Funding

Fully funding public schools is the only way to ensure all students get the education they deserve, regardless of ZIP code.

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Educator Salary

Educator Salary

Fair wages allow educators to provide for their families and do what they love without going into debt. Fact: 1 in 5 educators must take a second job to get by. This is not sustainable.

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Workers’ Rights

Workers’ Rights

Educators’ working conditions are students’ learning conditions. All public education employees deserve the right to negotiate a fair contract. Educators must advocate for fair pay, better working conditions and our students.

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Retirement Security

Retirement Security

Educators deserve access to the benefits they spent their lives paying for. Protecting pensions and Social Security ensures retired educators live with dignity.

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Public money should go to public services. Giving taxpayer money to private interests, like unaccountable, for-profit charter schools, eliminates a path to well-paying jobs for the communities public schools serve.

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Taking already scarce funding from local public schools and giving it to private schools hurts student opportunities.

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Key ballot measures

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Vote Yes on Amendment Y

Independent Commission for Congressional Redistricting Amendment Learn more on Ballotpedia
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Vote Yes on Amendment Z

Independent Commission for State Legislative Redistricting Amendment Learn more on Ballotpedia
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Vote Yes on Amendment 73

Establish Income Tax Brackets and Raise Taxes for Education Initiative Learn more on Ballotpedia

NEA recommends

These candidates are committed to advancing student opportunity and quality public education in every neighborhood.
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Rep. Jared Polis (D)
Rep. Diane DeGette (D)
U.S. House, 1st Dist.
Joe Neguse (D)
U.S. House, 2nd Dist.
Diane Mitsch Bush (D)
U.S. House, 3rd Dist.
Dr. Karen McCormick (D)
U.S. House, 4th Dist.
Jason Crow (D)
U.S. House, 6th Dist.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D)
U.S. House, 7th Dist.
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Here's what you can do to support public education where you live.


Pledge your support

To ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed, we must hold politicians accountable for the quality of public schools. Pledge to be the voice for Colorado's students in the 2018 midterm elections!


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