How to support public education in

Maine

Key Dates

  • General Election Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 16, 2018 (by mail; on-site registration on Election Day)
  • Deadline to request absentee ballot (General): Nov. 1, 2018
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Know the Issues

Here's what's at stake in Maine in the next election

Immigration

Immigration

Regardless of country of origin, all students deserve a quality education. We support comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship, and rejects separating children from their families.

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Teacher Shortage

Teacher Shortage

To ensure each classroom has an effective teacher we must identifying and address the root cause of the shortage. Maintaining high standards for licensure ensures every student has a qualified teacher from day one.

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Vouchers

Vouchers

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

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Gun Violence Prevention

Gun Violence Prevention

Students and educators deserve to learn and teach in a safe environment. That’s why we demand gun violence reform.

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Privatization

Privatization

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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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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NEA Recommends

These candidates are committed to advancing student opportunity and quality public education in every neighborhood.
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Sen. Angus King (I)
U.S. Senate
Rep. Chellie Pingree (D)
U.S. House, 1st Dist.
Jared Golden (D)
U.S. House, 2nd Dist.

Take Action

Here's what you can do to support public education where you live

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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 Maine's students in the 2018 midterm elections!

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Spread the word

Post on social media to show your support for strong public schools.

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