Dear Local Association Leaders and fellow members,
This email is being sent to local association leaders and central committee
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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
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
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 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: http://www.addisonforohio.com/
Teresa Scarmack – Ohio Senate, 20th Senate District
Counties: Athens (part), Pickaway (part), Guernsey, Morgan, Muskingum, Hocking,
Campaign Website: 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: http://www.oconnorforohio.com/
Maureen Reedy – Ohio House, 24th District
Counties: Franklin (part)
Campaign Website: http://www.maureenreedy.com/
As President, Barack Obama has Stood Up for Public Education
Here’s President Obama’s latest ad on education
To find out more about being an Educator for Obama log into the OEA Campaign
2012 website at www.ohea.org/Campaign2012
Central OEA/NEA Area Political Action Coordinators
Area 1 – Fairfield & Licking Counties
614 / 920-3514
Area 2 – Delaware, Marion, & Union Counties
419 / 543-5683
Area 3 – Clark, Logan & Champaign Counties
614 / 332-3734
Area 4 – Fayette, Highland, Madison, Pickaway, Ross Counties
Area 5 – Franklin County excluding Columbus plus SCOPE
614 / 571-5120
Central Retired Members
Thanks for all your support.
Tom Beck and the Central OEA/NEA PAC
Vote Yes on ISSUE 2 to put Voters First
947 Goodale Blvd
Columbus, OH 43212