Political Action Update.

Dear Local Association Leaders and fellow members,

This email is being sent to local association leaders and central committee
members.

Please share this information with members of your local by posting to your
local association website, discussing it in your local association meetings, or
by forwarding it to members’ personal email accounts.

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None of us would argue the foundational importance of reading and mathematics
skills to every child’s success. But we also understand that an education that
tests and stresses these skills to the exclusion of history, music, art,
physical education, and vocational opportunities is incomplete. We also
understand that a child who faces a deteriorating and neglected school building,
is hungry, or doesn’t feel safe has little chance of success.

Over the past two years a majority of our state’s politicians have put private
interests over the interests of all Ohioans by cutting 1.8 billion dollars in
state education funding and over a billion dollars in support to Ohio’s
communities.

We can change that this fall by electing and supporting candidates who
understand the importance of a well-rounded public education and are committed
to investing in Ohio’s public schools and our children’s future.

Stand Up in 2012 – Register, Vote, Volunteer

Ohio’s early voting process means there is no excuse for not voting. You are
encouraged to vote early by casting your absentee ballot by mail or in person.
Requests for an application to vote absentee have been mailed to all registered
voters and are available online.

Important Dates for Voting:

OCT 2 – Early Voting Begins

OCT 9 – Last Day to Register to Vote

NOV 5 – Last Day mailed in Absentee Ballots must be postmarked

NOV 6 – Election Day!

To request an application for absentee voting or if you need to register to
vote, had a change of address, or need information about how, when, or where you
can vote this fall go to the Ohio Secretary of State website at
[1]www.MyOhioVote.com

Vote YES on ISSUE 2 – Ohio Citizens Redistricting Commission

Note: If you have No on Issue 2 – Repeal SB 5 bumper stickers or other public
displays (window signs, buttons, mugs, bags, etc.) surrounding our efforts to
protect public employee collective bargaining, please remove and store these
until after this year’s election.

Issue 2 would establish a commission of Ohio citizens to use a transparent
process of fair redistricting practices to create politically balanced
legislative and congressional districts accountable to Ohio’s voters.

For more information go to Voters First Ohio at [2]http://votersfirstohio.com/

Support Central Members for the Ohio Senate and House

Ohio Senate and House campaigns are won door to door and have become
increasingly expensive. Central’s four members running for the Ohio General
Assembly intimately understand the work we all do each day and are committed to
public education as the best way to provide opportunities to build successful,
secure futures for our children.

Their success on November 6 needs all of our support. Take a moment to visit
each member’s campaign website to learn more about each candidate and how you
can support their campaigns.

OEA Recommends Central Members for the Ohio Senate

Tanyce Addison – Ohio Senate, 26th Senate District

Counties: Sandusky, Seneca, Wyandot, Crawford, Marion, Union, Morrow

Campaign Website: [3]http://www.addisonforohio.com/

Teresa Scarmack – Ohio Senate, 20th Senate District

Counties: Athens (part), Pickaway (part), Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum, Hocking,
Fairfield

Campaign Website: [4]http://teresaforohio.com/

OEA Recommends Central Members for the Ohio House

Donna O’Connor – Ohio House, 21st House District

Counties: Franklin County (part)

Campaign Website: [5]http://www.oconnorforohio.com/

Maureen Reedy – Ohio House, 24th District

Counties: Franklin (part)

Campaign Website: [6]http://www.maureenreedy.com/

As President, Barack Obama has Stood Up for Public Education

[7]Here’s President Obama’s latest ad on education

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To find out more about being an Educator for Obama log into the OEA Campaign
2012 website at [9]www.ohea.org/Campaign2012

Central OEA/NEA Area Political Action Coordinators

Area 1 – Fairfield & Licking Counties

Patricia Kuhn-Morgan

[10]patricia.morgan@centraloeanea.org

614 / 920-3514

Area 2 – Delaware, Marion, & Union Counties

Dominic Marsano

[11]dominic.marsano@centraloeanea.org

419 / 543-5683

Area 3 – Clark, Logan & Champaign Counties

Jim Templeton

[12]jim.templeton@centraloeanea.org

614 / 332-3734

Area 4 – Fayette, Highland, Madison, Pickaway, Ross Counties

Ty Tatman

[13]ty.tatman@centraloeanea.org

740-701-3665

Area 5 – Franklin County excluding Columbus plus SCOPE

Joy Bock

[14]joy.bock@centraloeanea.org

614 / 571-5120

Central Retired Members

Tom Beck

[15]tom.beck@centraloeanea.org

614 /406-7034

Thanks for all your support.

Tom Beck and the Central OEA/NEA PAC

Vote Yes on ISSUE 2 to put Voters First

Central OEA/NEA

947 Goodale Blvd

Columbus, OH 43212

www.centraloeanea.org

Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program is an excellent opportunity for members to grow
both personally and professionally. The Emerging Leaders Program is open to all
Central OEA/NEA members. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for
new members to become involved in the Association.

There will be two program tracks.

Track One: Emerging Leaders. Newer members with little to no association
experience. The goal of this track is to develop potential local leaders. The
program will provide an introduction into the Association, develop leadership
skills, and generate a process and enthusiasm for continual growth and
development within the Association.

Track Two: New Local Officers. Local leaders with fewer than 5 years of
Association experience who hold a local officer position. The goal of this track
is to assist new local leaders within the Association who may need help and/or
mentoring in their new leadership position. The program will provide a deeper
understanding of the Association, assistance with local leader needs, and
mentoring.

Nominations are due by September 28, 2012.

Participants may be nominated by local association leaders, district leaders,
Area Representative, OEA Board of Directors member, or OEA Labor Relations
Consultant.

Interested members should complete the application, [1]which can be downloaded
here. Completed applications, should be emailed
to [2]Adrienne.bowden@centraloeanea.org

The goal is to have district-wide representation. Questions or inquires about
the program should be directed to Adrienne Bowden, Emerging Leaders Chair, at
614-619-0062 or by email ([3]Adrienne.bowden@centraloeanea.org).

Central OEA/NEA

947 Goodale Blvd

Columbus, OH 43212

www.centraloeanea.org

Legislature Passes Pension Legislation

On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, the Ohio House passed a number of
bills that make changes to the benefits offered by the state
retirement systems. Each of the bills was based on the
recommendations of the boards of the respective retirement systems
with stakeholder support for each plan. The bills were passed on
a bipartisan basis. Senate Bill 341, dealing with SERS, passed
93-0. Senate Bill 342, regarding changes to STRS, passed
92-1. Senate Bill 343 (OPERS) passed 93-0. Later in the
day, the Senate, which had initially passed the bills in May, voted to
concur with the changes made in the House. The changes made in
the House were largely technical in nature. The bills will now
head to Governor Kasich for his signature.

OEA supports the passage of SB 341, 342 and 343 and applauds the
General Assembly for taking action this summer in a bipartisan
manner. The benefits offered by the state retirement systems are
vital to our members’ economic security in retirement. The
changes called for in this legislation are difficult but necessary in
order to help secure the long-term stability of the pension benefits
our members rely upon as well as access to meaningful health care
coverage in retirement.

Below is a summary of the major provisions of the pension legislation
passed by the legislature.

STRS (Senate Bill 342)

Retirement Eligibility: Retirement with full benefits at age 65
with at least 5 years of service is maintained. Otherwise,
beginning in 2015, the years of service needed to retire with full
benefits gradually increases from 30 years to 35 years. After
2026, a member would need to have 35 years of service and be at least
60 years old for full benefits.

For early retirements, members could retire at age 60 with 5 years of
service or with 30 years of service at any age. However, members
who choose to retire early would have their benefits actuarially
reduced.

Contributions: Increase in member contributions by 4% of pay
phased in 1% a year beginning July 1, 2013 through July 1, 2016.

Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA): The bill would lower the COLA
rate for current retirees from 3% to 2% and have a freeze on increases
for FY 2014. For future retirees (beginning August 2013), the
COLA rate would also be 2%, but the first increase would come after 60
months of retirement.

Benefit Formula and Final Average Salary (FAS): Beginning in
2015, the formula would be 2.2% for each year of service and final
average salary would be calculated on five years of salary rather than
three. Those who are eligible to retire by July 1, 2015 but
elect to continue working could receive no less of a base benefit than
current law allows.

SERS (Senate Bill 341)

The SERS plan does not call for changes in contribution rates, COLA,
formula or final average salary. The current fiscal
condition of SERS does not warrant such changes. This is
important due to the low wages of many educational support personnel
and the low monthly pensions of the average SERS retiree.

Retirement Eligibility: Beginning August 1 2017, retirement
eligibility with full benefits would be 10 years of service at age 67
or 30 years of service at age 57. A member could retire early
with 10 years of service at age 62 or 25 years of service at age
60. Early retirements would be subject to an actuarial reduction
of benefits. Members who would have at least 25 years of
service by 2017 are grandfathered from these changes.

OPERS (Senate Bill 343)

The changes proposed are designed in order to continue contributions
toward a meaningful health care benefit for current and future OPERS
retirees. The OPERS plan divides employees into three
groups. Those who are within five years of retirement (Group A)
or between five and ten years from retirement (Group B) are
grandfathered from some of the proposed changes.

Retirement Eligibility: For Group B, eligibility for full
benefits increases to 31 years of service and age 52, 32 years of
service at any age, or five years of service at age 66. For
Group C, eligibility for full benefits increases to 32 years of
service at age 55 or five years of service at age 67. For both
groups, early retirements result in actuarially reduced
benefits. Group A is grandfathered into current eligibility
requirements.

Formula and FAS: For Group C only, the formula would be 2.2% for
the first 35 years and 2.5% for each year thereafter with FAS
calculated on the five highest years of salary (up from 3).

Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA): The COLA would remain 3% for
current retirees. For those retiring after the bill’s
effective date (Groups A, B and C) the COLA would be the increase in
the Consumer Price Index (CPI) capped at 3%. The effective date
of the bill is January 7, 2013.

Issue 2

The Ohio Supreme Court voted 6-1 yesterday to force the Ohio Ballot Board to get a
better wording for Issue 2, the constitutional amendment to reform Ohio’s
redistricting process. The ruling was a victory for our Voters First coalition,
which favors a YES on Issue 2.

Today, the Ohio Ballot Board approved new language for the ballot. It lays out more
specifics missing from the first version, but spokespersons for Voters First (
http://click.email.nea.org/?qs=a3a42db9ed040557d2b55b20d6a1ecd2ede545e3bf457e8f410bdd23cb5373621d866b2ca504214f

see their website here ) and the two Democrats on the board called the new language
too long and too technical, making it likely to confuse voters.
See the Plain Dealer story here:
http://click.email.nea.org/?qs=a3a42db9ed0405571dba64082b3fa6cc024bc910a69656b8b0f5b75383aabf0c54d04b8e9e8d89fa

It seems the voting and redistricting controversies will not end this year, even
though we are less than 55 days from Election Day. Please go to the OEA website at
http://click.email.nea.org/?qs=a3a42db9ed040557cdd848f77a8b7a3d89e1702d060655e6532fbcb20047c57b81b154393b7ec3db
for more information and background.

** So where do you stand and what will you do
** to show your commitment in this election?

Despite the controversies, what really matters is who shows up to vote and who is
the most energized this year.

After Senate Bill 5 and the loss of $2.9 billion in school funding, nearly everybody
gets the connection between our lives as educators and Ohio politics. Governor John
Kasich and his allies have been bad news for our schools, our students and learners
and the future of public education in Ohio.

The politicians in control right now couldn’t find an evidence-based school formula
they like, so they’ve spent most of the summer telling us they plan to have funding
“follow the child/student.” But the real agenda here is getting money out of the
system even faster for charters and vouchers – not the 90 percent of Ohio students
who attend the public schools we represent at this time.

So if you get it, if you understand the stakes in this election, what are you
willing to do?

I hope you will be willing to do just three things:

– Make sure members attend 10-minute meetings about OEA Campaign 2012 in every
building represented by your local association. Your LRC has a supply of handouts
and Campaign 2012 message brochures for these 10-minute meetings, or you can email
communic@ohea.org.

– Please attend a local presidents meeting in your area (log in to the OEA website
to the schedule at
http://click.email.nea.org/?qs=a3a42db9ed040557b33418086e816f4ac9f5a078f7f21171acf643a751dcf8fa8e02ecf6f6abf913
but please note the September 13 meeting in Region 2 has been rescheduled for
October 16 at the same place and times) to get a full briefing from the OEA officers
and executives on the importance of OEA Campaign 2012.

– Take a few minutes to understand the Voters First issue and why it’s so important
to public education. Go to
http://click.email.nea.org/?qs=a3a42db9ed040557cdd848f77a8b7a3d89e1702d060655e6532fbcb20047c57b81b154393b7ec3db
to learn more.

As for me, I’m willing to commit to two things as a volunteer every week for the
rest of this campaign:

– To work at a phone bank at least once a week for our recommended candidates and
the YES On Issue 2 Campaign.

– To write at least two notes a week to my friends and family about the importance
of this election campaign. More information is coming soon on how to do this at
http://click.email.nea.org/?qs=a3a42db9ed040557be5cf492d4b0b47763c659edba971d2fd57e67b11856788d7a64fe21ac57f778

I hope you will join me in those commitments as we put out the schedule for phone
banks and the new NEA program to have us keep in touch with friends, families and
neighbors.

** Vice President Biden visits Ohio schools

I want to thank all the local association leaders and members who helped us on Vice
President Joe Biden’s visit to Ohio last weekend. I enjoyed getting together with
everyone at Milford near Cincinnati on Sunday, so thanks to Gabrielle Downey,
president of Milford EA. Thanks, also to presidents Autumn Collins-Wilden of
Zanesville EA, who helped host the Vice President there, and Melody Ogg of
Portsmouth EA, who helped us in southern Ohio.

I can tell you that Vice President Biden spoke just as eloquently in his Ohio visit
as he did in accepting the nomination for a second term in Charlotte.

Thank you for everything you do!

Now let’s get
FIRED UP AND READY TO GO!

Patricia Frost-Brooks
President

Keep listening,
Keep learning,
Keep leading

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written for local association presidents and other association leaders. Please feel
free to copy and share this information with your members.

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225 East Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-228-4526

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Political Action Update.

Dear Local Association Leaders and fellow members,

This email is being sent to local association leaders and central committee
members.

Please share this information with members of your local by posting to your
local association website, discussing it in your local association meetings, or
by forwarding it to members’ personal email accounts.

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Vote YES on ISSUE 2 – Ohio Citizens Redistricting Commission

Note: If you have No on Issue 2 – Repeal SB 5 bumper stickers or other public
displays (window signs, buttons, mugs, bags, etc.) surrounding our efforts to
protect public employee collective bargaining, please remove and store these
until after this year’s election.

For more information go to Voters First Ohio at [1]http://votersfirstohio.com/

LPAL Training and Phonebanks

The Following LPAL (Local Political Action Liaison) trainings have been
schedule. Please ensure that your local LPAL attends this important training for
campaign 2012.

Area 1: Led by Patricia Morgan, [2]patricia.morgan@centraloeanea.org

Thursday October 18 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Newark Teachers
Association office which is located at 33 West Main St Room 206-F Newark.

Area 2: Led by Dominic Marsano, [3]dominic.marsano@centraloeanea.org

Wednesday October 3 from 5:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Tavern 42. 5200 Highway 42 South
Delaware.

Area 3: Led by Jim Templeton, [4]jim.templeton@centraloeanea.org

Monday, October 1 from 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. with phone banking afterward,
at Panera Bread. 1950 N Bechtle Ave, Springfield OH 45504

Area 4: Led by Ty Tatman, [5]ty.tatman@centraloeanea.org

LPAL’s are encouraged to attend the Area 4 meeting September 27.

Area 5: Led by Joy Bock, [6]joy.bock@centraloeanea.org

Wednesday, September 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the OEA HQ, 225 E. Broad
St. Columbus.

You can register on Central’s website, under [7]2012-13 CENTRAL POLITICAL ACTION
INITIATIVES – INCLUDING LOBBY DAYS

State Board of Education Candidates

The State Board of Education is made up of 19 members – 11 who are elected and
eight who are appointed by the governor.

The State Board of Education appoints and evaluates the state superintendent of
public instruction. The duties of the State Board include setting policies to
guide the administrative work of the Ohio Department of Education; approving
Ohio Administrative Code Rules relating to K-12 education; and adopting
legislative and budget recommendations for Ohio public education.

After careful consideration, OEA is recommending these candidates who understand
that for our schools and students to thrive, we all need to be accountable –
teachers, parents, students, and elected officials.

OEA Recommends for State Board of Education

Mike Collins – State Board of Education, District 6

Counties: Delaware, Franklin (part), Knox

Stephanie Dodd – State Board of Education. District 9

Counties: Athens (part), Coshocton, Fairfield, Franklin (part), Guernsey, Holmes
(part), Hocking, Licking, Morgan, Muskingum, Perry, Pickaway (part), Tuscarawas

Todd Book – State Board of Education, District 10

Counties: Adams, Brown, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Greene,
Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Madison, Pickaway (part), Pike, Ross, Scioto,
Vinton (part)

Central OEA/NEA Area Political Action Coordinators

Area 1 – Fairfield & Licking Counties

Patricia Kuhn-Morgan

[8]patricia.morgan@centraloeanea.org

614 / 920-3514

Area 2 – Delaware, Marion, & Union Counties

Dominic Marsano

[9]dominic.marsano@centraloeanea.org

419 / 543-5683

Area 3 – Clark, Logan & Champaign Counties

Jim Templeton

[10]jim.templeton@centraloeanea.org

614 / 332-3734

Area 4 – Fayette, Highland, Madison, Pickaway, Ross Counties

Ty Tatman

[11]ty.tatman@centraloeanea.org

740-701-3665

Area 5 – Franklin County excluding Columbus plus SCOPE

Joy Bock

[12]joy.bock@centraloeanea.org

614 / 571-5120

Central Retired Members

Tom Beck

[13]tom.beck@centraloeanea.org

614 /406-7034

Thanks for all your support.

Tom Beck and the Central OEA/NEA PAC

Vote Yes on ISSUE 2 to put Voters First

Central OEA/NEA

947 Goodale Blvd

Columbus, OH 43212

www.centraloeanea.org

The Fall 2012 Communique

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Subscription” at the bottom of this email.

In This Issue

[1][arrow-bullet.gif] [2]Bullying: Let’s Stop It Now!

[3]Some of the Highlights and Lowlights of SB316

[4]New Faces, New Ideas

[5]Leibensperger Announces Candidacy for OEA President

[6]DiMauro Announces Candidacy for OEA Vice President

ICYMI

If you’re not one of the thousands reading [7]Join the Future’s blog, or
[8]following on Facebook and [9]Twitter, here is a tiny sample of just some of
the popular articles you might have missed this Summer.

[10]Is Gov. Kasich Manufacturing A Funding Crisis? There’s an unnecessary school
funding crisis in Ohio

[11]The Long-Run Impact Of The Reduction In Classroom Teachers. Looks at the
short-sighted impact of reduced levels of classroom teachers

[12]The New Ohio Teacher Evaluation System – a series of videos looking at the
evolving evaluation system

Upcoming Events

Sept. 18 Central Area 1 Meeting, Granville Inn

Sept. 24 Central Area 3 Meeting, Robert’s on Miami, Urbana

Sept. 27 Central Area 4 Meeting, J.R. Hooks, Circleville

Oct. 15 is the deadline for applications for Growth and Development Grants

Oct. 19 Central In-service Day Various locations

Nov. 9 Central All-Area Meeting & Delegate Briefing, Marriott Northwest

Dec. 7-8 Bullying Conference, Central Office

Registration for all events is available on Central’s Web site at
[13]www.centraloeanea.org.

We Educate America!

Tim Skamfer, OEA Board of Directors

From June 29 through July 5, elected delegates from Central OEA/NEA traveled to
Washington D.C. and joined 8,000 other delegates from around the nation for the
150th annual meeting and the 91st Representative Assembly of the National
Education Association.

The terrible storm that struck central Ohio on June 29th traveled east and hit
greater Washington D.C. about five hours later. For- tunately, the NEA delegates
did not lose electrical power. The remainder of the week turned out to be
extremely hot, but also very productive and informative — with the delegates
focusing on the theme “We Educate America!”

In addition to hearing speeches from NEA Presi- dent Dennis Van Roekel, NEA
Executive Director John Stocks, National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki,
and Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton — who received “America’s Greatest
Education Gover- nor Award” — the delegates were also addressed in- person by
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, who is an educator.
President Obama called in from the campaign trail to speak to the delegates by
cell phone.

[14]Read more >>

Putting Voters First

From Senate Bill 5 and the budget to the Cleveland plan, it has become
impossible to separate politics from education. Who represents us in Columbus is
as critical as who sits on a local Board of Education. Making sure those in
Columbus meet their constitutional obligations of providing a quality public
education is essential.

It’s a job made more difficult, and perhaps impossible, by a redistricting
process that has produced State House and Senate districts that meander like
snakes, dividing cities, townships and counties alike, in the desperate aim to
carve out safe seats.

Politicians are choosing their voters, making themselves safe from the
democratic process and voter preferences

The process of creating safe, meandering districts this time around was
especially sneaky. A report on this process revealed that redistricting
officials, using taxpayer money, rented a downtown hotel room from July 17 to
Oct. 15 of last year, to keep the map-drawing in a clandestine location. In
emails, staffers referred to the hotel room as the “bunker”.

Now an effort is underway to change this process to become transparent and fair
– a constitutional amendment that would allow the people to choose their
politicians – to put Voters First.
[15]Read More>>

OEA RA Delegate Elections are Around the Corner!

Close on the heels of the end of summer and the preparations to welcome our
students back to our classrooms comes the time to elect delegates to the OEA
Representative Assembly.

In order that Central delegates have their voices heard on important issues
facing OEA, locals need to make sure they send all eligible delegates.

If your local is eligible to send 10 delegates, please elect and send that many.

It is also important that you have more potential delegates than just the total
number needed. All locals should try to have three to four alternate delegates
in case the original delegates cannot attend.

Delegate information will be mailed to either the local president, other
officers or the designated elections person. Please make sure that all of your
materials have been delivered to your local.

If materials have not been received, please contact Carol Price ASAP at
800-282-1500 ext. 3169. She can send everything needed electronically. Please
read the OEA-established regulations for holding elections. Also, be sure to
read the election rules in your local’s Constitution and By-Laws.

All voting has to be completed and the results tabulated and in the OEA office
no later than October 10, 2012.

Let’s all pitch in, do our part, and make this happen!

When Elections Are Fair,

The People Win
Vote YES On Issue 2

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** Leaving politicians in charge of drawing their own districts
** is like letting the fox guard the henhouse.

Watch our new Voters First Web video and meet
tell-it-like-it-is State Senator Gerry Mander, who will give you some
insight into what really motivates Ohio politicians when it comes to
redistricting!

Go to http://aces.ohea.org/site/R?i=wpoBMC5sEtsy3bQlLzBUDg

For decades, career politicians have protected their jobs and
their friends through backroom deals on redistricting.
Partisanship and sweetheart giveaways to the
powerful special interests have been the inevitable
result. It is no surprise, then, that those same special
interests will do anything-and spend anything!-to maintain the status
quo and stop regular Ohioans from reclaiming a stronger voice in our
democracy!

Those career politicians may not come out and say it the way
our State Senator Gerry Mander does, but he is only saying what the
rest of them are really thinking!

Watch our new Voters First Web video and meet
tell-it-like-it-is State Senator Gerry Mander, who will give you some
insight into what really motivates Ohio politicians when it comes to
redistricting!

Follow the link below to view the video at:
http://aces.ohea.org/site/R?i=ie_gNceUHgYbuPzx6KXzvw

So what is the solution? The Voters First initiative-Issue 2
on your ballot this November-will put a non-partisan citizen
commission of Ohioans in charge.

Find out more at

www.oeavotersfirst.org.

http://aces.ohea.org/site/R?i=X9XwPVEH87StR-2g8nUtaw

Political Action Update.

Campaign Update #4/10

Dear Local Association Leaders and fellow members,

This email is being sent to local association leaders and central committee
members.

Please share this information with members of your local by posting to your
local association website, discussing it in your local association meetings, or
by forwarding it to members’ personal email accounts.

You can link to, or view a web version of this email at this link:

http://www.icontact-archive.com/JPAU0XWL9ZSvBJ0_TXDktnWBcQThezMu?w=4

Electing officials who understand the diverse needs of our students and
appreciate the complexity of our schools and work means each of us needs to
commit to volunteering an evening to make calls, knock on doors, address and
stuff envelops, and contributing a few dollars.

Campaign 2012 Phone Bank Rewards

OEA members who participate in a Campaign 2012 phone bank will be entered into a
weekly drawing to win prizes.

The grand prize is a 16 GB iPad and second prize is a $250 Apple Store gift
certificate.

For every 90 minutes of phone banking participants will receive also $20 gas
card.

For more information contact your OEA Labor Relations Consultant, your local OEA
field office, or your Central PAC.

Speaking of phone-banks…

LPAL Training and Phone-banks

The Following LPAL (Local Political Action Liaison) trainings and phone-banks
have been schedule. All LPALs are encouraged to attend this important training
for campaign 2012, and bring a friend!.

Area 1: Led by Patricia Morgan, [1]patricia.morgan@centraloeanea.org

Thursday October 18 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Newark Teachers
Association office which is located at 33 West Main St Room 206-F Newark.

Area 2: Led by Dominic Marsano, [2]dominic.marsano@centraloeanea.org

Wednesday October 3 from 5:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Tavern 42. 5200 Highway 42 South
Delaware.

Area 3: Led by Jim Templeton, [3]jim.templeton@centraloeanea.org

Monday, October 1 from 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. with phone banking afterward,
at Panera Bread. 1950 N Bechtle Ave, Springfield OH 45504

Phone Bank: Monday, October 22 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Farmers Daughter Restaurant
904 Miami Street, Urbana, OH 43078

Phone Bank: Tuesday, October 23 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Panera Bread-Springfield
1950 North Bechtle Avenue, Springfield, OH 45504

Area 4: Led by Ty Tatman, [4]ty.tatman@centraloeanea.org

LPAL’s are encouraged to attend the Area 4 meeting September 27.

Area 5: Led by Joy Bock, [5]joy.bock@centraloeanea.org

Wednesday, September 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the OEA HQ, 225 E. Broad
St. Columbus.

Central Retired: Contact Tom Beck, tom.beck@centraloeanea.org

Phone bank: Monday, September 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
OEA HQ, 225 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43216

Phone Bank: Monday, October 1 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
OEA HQ, 225 E. Broad St. Columbus, OH 43216

You can register on Central’s website, under [6]2012-13 CENTRAL POLITICAL ACTION
INITIATIVES – INCLUDING LOBBY DAYS

When Elections Are Fair, The People Win

[7]Watch the new video on issue 2

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OEA Recommends Sherrod Brown for U.S. Senate

“Our children’s education is our greatest investment in our collective future.
Teachers prepare Ohio’s future citizens and workforce so our democracy remains
strong and our companies can compete with anyone in the world.”

Senator Sherrod Brown, in advocacy for the Teachers and First Responders Back to
Work Act.

Senator Brown stood shoulder to shoulder with us to save our collective
bargaining rights. During the fight to repeal SB 5 he spoke out and helped
shine a national spotlight on our struggle to treat public employees fairly and
keep our communities safe.

Support Senator Brown’s reelection and become an Educator for Sherrod Brown by
logging into the OEA Campaign 2012 website at [9]www.ohea.org/Campaign2012

Central OEA/NEA Area Political Action Coordinators

Area 1 – Fairfield & Licking Counties

Patricia Kuhn-Morgan

[10]patricia.morgan@centraloeanea.org

614 / 920-3514

Area 2 – Delaware, Marion, & Union Counties

Dominic Marsano

[11]dominic.marsano@centraloeanea.org

419 / 543-5683

Area 3 – Clark, Logan & Champaign Counties

Jim Templeton

[12]jim.templeton@centraloeanea.org

614 / 332-3734

Area 4 – Fayette, Highland, Madison, Pickaway, Ross Counties

Ty Tatman

[13]ty.tatman@centraloeanea.org

740-701-3665

Area 5 – Franklin County excluding Columbus plus SCOPE

Joy Bock

[14]joy.bock@centraloeanea.org

614 / 571-5120

Central Retired Members

Tom Beck

[15]tom.beck@centraloeanea.org

614 /406-7034

Thanks for all your support.

Tom Beck and the Central OEA/NEA PAC

Vote Yes on ISSUE 2 to put Voters First

Central OEA/NEA

947 Goodale Blvd

Columbus, OH 43212

www.centraloeanea.org

Dear Local Leaders and Fellow Members,

A reminder that applications for Central’s Emerging Leaders Program is rapidly
approaching.

Emerging Leaders Program

The Emerging Leaders Program is an excellent opportunity for members to grow
both personally and professionally. The Emerging Leaders Program is open to all
Central OEA/NEA members. The goal of the program is to provide opportunities for
new members to become involved in the Association.

There will be two program tracks.

Track One: Emerging Leaders. Newer members with little to no association
experience. The goal of this track is to develop potential local leaders. The
program will provide an introduction into the Association, develop leadership
skills, and generate a process and enthusiasm for continual growth and
development within the Association.

Track Two: New Local Officers. Local leaders with fewer than 5 years of
Association experience who hold a local officer position. The goal of this track
is to assist new local leaders within the Association who may need help and/or
mentoring in their new leadership position. The program will provide a deeper
understanding of the Association, assistance with local leader needs, and
mentoring.

Nominations are due by September 28, 2012.

Participants may be nominated by local association leaders, district leaders,
Area Representative, OEA Board of Directors member, or OEA Labor Relations
Consultant.

Interested members should complete the application, [1]which can be downloaded
here. Completed applications, should be emailed
to [2]Adrienne.bowden@centraloeanea.org

The goal is to have district-wide representation. Questions or inquires about
the program should be directed to Adrienne Bowden, Emerging Leaders Chair, at
614-619-0062 or by email ([3]Adrienne.bowden@centraloeanea.org).

Central OEA/NEA

947 Goodale Blvd

Columbus, OH 43212

www.centraloeanea.org