Thursday, September 11, 2008

Teachers for Obama

Lest there was any doubt:

NEA President Reg Weaver delivered the NEA's endorsement speech for Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention on August 25th.

Weaver stated, "3.2 million members of the National Education Association are organized, energized and mobilized to help elect Barack Obama as the next president of the United States of America."

NEA states it will spend $50 million in teacher dues this election including strategies to micro-target members, use sophisticated electronic individualized messaging to NEA members, and partner with other organizations to target women and minorities.

The NEA expects to reach 5.2 million voters by targeting their members, their members’ spouses and families. Their goal is to deliver 80 percent of the 5.2 million votes to Senator Obama. See “NEA Revs Its Political Engines for Barack Obama”.

The NEA and AFT were active participants at the Democratic National Convention. When the host committee for the convention was $10 million short of its fundraising goals two months before the convention, the NEA was one of seven unions that gave money to the committee to help reach their goal.


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