How to support public education in

West Virginia

Important Dates

  • Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 18, 2018
  • Early Voting (General): Oct. 24 – Nov. 3, 2018
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Know the Issues

Here's what's at stake in West Virginia in the next election.

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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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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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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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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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Vouchers

Vouchers

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

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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. Joe Manchin (D)
U.S. Senate
Rep. David McKinley (R)
U.S. House, 1st Dist.
Tally Sergent (D)
U.S. House, 2nd Dist.
Richard Ojeda (D)
U.S. House, 3rd Dist.
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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 West Virginia'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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