Contribute to PAC, TISPE, or ESPE
The Stakes are High.
Getting involved in political action is the key to supporting the promise of public education and education employees’ rights. Your contribution to Missouri NEA PAC makes you part of positive change in Missouri schools.
Missouri NEA has a political action committee (PAC) to pool funds that are used to help elect candidates to public office who support the interests of children and public education as well as support the MNEA Resolutions.
Elected officials make decisions that translate into regulations for schools and classrooms, including smaller class sizes, full-time kindergarten, pre-school screenings, school-safety measures, professional development, and ample funding for programs.
Only after the MNEA Executive PAC Council has completed a lengthy recommendation process-interviewing candidates, scrutinizing the records of those in public office, studying candidates' responses to questions about education-related issues-are direct PAC contributions made to support those states legislative candidates who measure up.
FOR EVERY DOLLAR YOU GIVE TO PAC USING THIS FORM, YOUR LOCAL WILL RECEIVE 50 CENTS TO USE IN LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD, LEVY, AND BOND CAMPAIGNS.
Many educators have thought at least once that politics don’t belong in public education. But just try to think of one facet of your job that is not in some way affected by an elected official or someone appointed by elected officials. From the local school board to the U.S. Congress, the decisions elected officials make have a direct influence on your life and your students’ learning.
Money for political activity comes from voluntary contributions from members either through payroll deduction (PRD), electronic funds transmittal (EFT)), continuous credit card donations, or as individual cash contributions. Missouri NEA welcomes contributions.
Non-members can also contribute to either ESPE or TISPE.
Contributions or gifts to the MNEA PAC, ESPE or TISPE are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. State law requires MNEA to report to the Missouri Ethics Commission the name and mailing address of any individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $100 in a calendar year.
3 Methods of Donation
Send a check to Missouri NEA, Attn: Sandy Smith, 1810 E Elm Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101. If you have any questions, contact Sandy Smith at (573) 644-9608. Please write the name of the fund (MNEA-PAC, ESPE, or TISPE) in the memo line of your check. Also, include your full name and address if this information is not already provided on your check.
2) Bank Draft
Contact your MNEA Regional Office to set up a PAC or Ballot Issue Crisis Fund donation by bank draft. Your contribution will be set up to withdraw from your bank account on a recurring basis.