The campaign is over, and voting in the NCAE election began tonight at 7 pm.
NCAE members who live in Region 3 (Anson, Cabarrus, Gaston, Kannapolis, Lincoln, Charlotte / Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, and Union counties) have the opportunity to elect a regional director, and I humbly ask for your support as I seek that position.
2020 is going to be a big year for education advocates. We have the chance to make a serious impact on November’s general election by keeping education at the forefront of voters’ minds.
As we reshape North Carolina’s political landscape into one that is more friendly toward public education, it will be incredibly important to have leaders in NCAE who are actively engaged, have detailed policy knowledge and experience at advocating for policy change, and are able to grow our organization’s membership, empower educators and strengthen our collective voice in the region.
I believe I’m that leader, and I’m ready for the challenge.
I have a strong track record of speaking out fearlessly on behalf of our students and educators and showing up when it matters most. Throughout my campaign I have worked hard to get to know our members in counties outside Mecklenburg and better understand the issues educators face in those places, and I will continue to do that.
With your help, we can turn Region 3 into a powerhouse, where we’ll be able to fill a meeting chamber with a sea of red at the drop of a hat and win the changes our schools deserve.
At 7 pm on Saturday, April 4, NCAE members should have received a link to their ballot via the email address that is registered with NCAE. Voting closes at 11:59 pm on Tuesday, April 14.
If you are an NCAE member and you did not receive the voting link, please check your spam folders and then contact firstname.lastname@example.org for help.
When you cast your vote, please consider supporting these dear friends as well. Their leadership will be instrumental in transforming NCAE into a change-making organization that is led by its members.
Tamika Walker Kelly–NCAE President
Bryan Proffitt–NCAE Vice President
Turquoise Lejeune-Parker–NEA Director
Thanks so much for your support,