UEA-PAC is the most powerful tool our association has to protect public schools.
Political decisions affect our classrooms, jobs, students, and families. Our association faces unprecedented attacks, and our profession and funding are under constant threat; we can't afford to sit on the sidelines.
UEA's political action committee (PAC) uses money that is voluntarily contributed to elect pro-public education school boards, state representatives and senators, and governors. Join thousands of fellow Utah educators contributing monthly to UEA-PAC and make your voice heard!
There are numerous options for making a financial contribution to UEA-PAC. Whether you contribute $20 or $500, each contribution helps to ensure a strong collective voice for public education.
Capitol Club Silver members contribute at least $200 annually, with at least $140 designated to UEA-PAC. Capitol Club Gold members contribute at least $250 per year, with at least $175.00 of that amount designated to UEA-PAC.
Capitol Club Bronze members contribute at least $99 per year to help elect public education-friendly candidates to office, with at least $72 designated to UEA-PAC.
As a Capitol Club member, you set the finest example of the importance of taking an active role in the UEA’s political activities.
Four Easy Ways To Contribute
- EZ-Pay PAC (a monthly electronic funds transfer from your checking account).
Click the “Donate” link above or download a political action form (found below).
Mail to UEA Political Action Committee, P.O. Box 57880, Murray, Utah 84157.
The Politics of Public Education
Elected officials make decisions that impact teachers on a daily basis. From funding decisions to working conditions, public policymakers make political decisions that have very real consequences in the classroom. Therefore, the UEA takes a leadership role in urging the Utah State Legislature and State Board of Education to prioritize public school funding, promote quality teaching and learning, and ensure that school employees are valued and respected.
What is UEA-PAC?
Founded as the nation’s first educator political action committee in 1964, the Utah Education Association Political Action Committee (UEA-PAC) is the political arm of the UEA. Since absolutely no UEA member dues are used for political parties or candidates, UEA-PAC allows educators to have a voice in political issues affecting children and public education. UEA-PAC is directed and run by classroom teacher members from throughout the state. Chaired by the UEA President, the UEA-PAC Executive Council has bi-partisan representatives from each local UniServ and the UEA Board of Directors.
What We Do
UEA-PAC provides education and information to UEA members about political matters, works with local associations to identify candidates with favorable positions on the UEA legislative priorities, recommends and provides financial and other assistance to political candidates for statewide and legislative offices, participates with the two major parties, and collects and utilizes data related to candidate screening and campaign assistance. Local associations and UniServ units have independent PACs that assist candidates in their local areas, including local school board candidates. UEA-PAC collaborates with bi-partisan teacher teams in local areas around the state to make candidate recommendations for state and federal races. Many UEA members also volunteer to work for recommended candidates in their local areas.