49th Legislative District Forum

The legislators in the 49th district held an open forum on Saturday, January 7th that was attended by many community members including VEA President, Lynn Maiorca and VEA WEA-PAC Chair, Kari VanNostran.  When asked about education funding, the legislators expressed a commitment to addressing McCleary in the legislative session that begins today, January 9th.

VEA Hockey Night

VEA members are eligible to purchase VIP Club Level tickets to the February 4th (Saturday) Portland Winterhawks game versus Seattle Thunderbirds.  Show your union pride on mascot night!  There is a limited number of these reduced priced seats.  Tickets are available through Billie Lawson, Group Ticket Sales, at 971-230-2964 at $25.50 each.

VEA Blazer Night

Come and join Vancouver Education Association for its first annual night out with the Portland Trail Blazers!  Members can take advantage of special pricing and sit with the rest of the VEA community as the Blazers take on the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday, March 4th at 7:00pm.  Tickets are limited, so act fast!  Ticket orders:  http://www.rosequarter.com/vea with the promo code VANED to get $25 seats in the 300 level.  Order deadline is January 27th or until the seats are gone.  #membership matters  #VEA

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VEA endorses Monica Stonier

A VEA team representing elementary, middle, and high school members interviewed three candidates for the 49th district house seat. The team was very happy to endorse Monica Stonier. She will be running for Jim Moeller’s house seat, which he is vacating to run for lieutenant governor.

Deduct your dues

Doing your 2016 taxes? You can deduct most of your association dues from your income tax.  Click here to see figures for 2016.

Don’t be taken in

The Freedom Foundation (previously called the Evergreen Freedom Foundation), a known anti-union group, is trying to put a wedge between members. They have been contacting members to encourage them to drop their union membership. This is not a coincidence. They are funded by groups that are not for public education. And who is the largest advocate for public education? The Union!Read More

WEA special ed support center website launched

WEA has just launched a new website from the Special Education Support Center. The new website’s primary goal is to support efforts on behalf of students with disabilities.  WEA will continuously update the site to provide the latest in special ed information for educators, parents, community members, and students. The website is designed to be highly interactive and will present current, valid, and reliable information to enhance service for students with disabilities.Read More