Mobilization

Mobilization Sub Committee

Who We Are

The work of the mobilization subcommittee will to move the political and community work of the association.  They will be tasked with working on turnout for priority events such as lobby nights, public hearings, canvass and phone bank activities.  Mobilization will also have a key piece of the endorsement process as far as making sure membership is given opportunity to have a voice and in turn take the decisions made on endorsements and move that work to the field to ensure we have education advocates elected. 

The goal of this committee is to create a network of activists within MCEA membership on varying levels.  As we move toward 2018 elections, 2020 bargaining and beyond our ability to mobilize our membership in large numbers is key to our ability to move our program.  This subcommittee will be the one most closely tied with the new communications network and help to test and grow its capacity.

What We’ve Done

We’ve turned out members at the polls, supported the Apple Ballot shifts, represented our students needs and teacher voices at various Town Halls. 

What’s Next

MCEA’s Political Action and Community Engagement Committee (PACE) will be hosting candidate interviews November 2nd, 2017 through February 5th, 2018.  Please go to the following link, http://bit.ly/MCEAcandidateinterviews, to find out when your incumbent and potential elected officials will be here.  All interviews begin at 5:00 p.m. at MCEA, 12 Taft Court, Rockville, MD 20850, except the interviews for the County Executive School candidates, which will be held at Gaithersburg High School on November 9th starting at 6:00 p.m.

Those who wish to be part of the panel need to sign up on the link by November 1, 2017 for all statewide seats, County Executive, and Congressional District 6.  Those wishing to participate in School Board and County Council panels must submit by January 1, 2018.  There will be limited spots, so first priority will be given to those living in each district, followed by those who work in them.  Submissions to participate will be reviewed by PACE Committee Chairs, and those selected will be notified via email regarding what interview(s) they have been chosen to attend.

Member Chair of Mobilization Committee: Dave West