Senator Laura Kelly Headlines KNEA PAC’s List of Recommendations in the 2018 General Election

Aug 28, 2018 by

Senator Laura Kelly, Candidate for Governor of Kansas- Click Image to View Campaign Website

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Kansas Senator Laura Kelly, a two-time recipient of Kansas NEA’s “Friend of Education,” headlines the list of KNEA PAC’s recommended candidates for November’s general election, KNEA officials announced Tuesday.

“There’s a reason Senator Kelly has twice received KNEA’s highest acknowledgment of service to the mission of public education,” Mark Farr, KNEA president, said. “She and her running mate, Senator Lynn Rogers, have a legacy as advocates for Kansas students, our public schools and the dedicated professionals who ensure our kids are safe and have the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential.”

“I’m running for governor to make sure all Kansas students have the opportunity to succeed no matter where in Kansas they live,” Senator Kelly said. “In order to do that, we must work together to invest in our public schools and to restore respect and support for our teachers and staff. Kids have a natural curiosity and we need highly qualified teachers who have the time and resources needed to ensure that their curiosity is nurtured so that they can learn and achieve.”

Kansas NEA believes the Kelly/Rogers campaign represents a return to common sense Kansas values where public schools are a priority and where teachers are respected instead of marginalized. Senator Kelly values teachers and recognizes them as the strongest advocates for children outside of the home. In contrast to her opponents’ promises of returning to Brownback-style attacks on public schools, Senator Kelly’s platform includes a comprehensive vision to strengthen educational opportunities for Kansas students from pre-kindergarten through high school and beyond.

“I’m not new to the struggle educators and students have endured in recent years,” Senator Kelly continued. “I have fought against policies that put the interests of a select few ahead of the promise of opportunity for every Kansas student. Throughout my career, I have stood with our teachers and the professionals who are closest to our students in the classroom. As governor, I will make certain our schools, our teachers and our students will be a priority once again.”

Kansas NEA’s KPAC is comprised of KNEA members throughout the state who determine criteria for recommendations and interview candidates seeking KNEA’s recommendation in state races. The candidates who earn “recommended” status have demonstrated a commitment to strengthening public education in Kansas.

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Full List of KNEA Recommended Candidates Available Now

KNEA has released the full list of recommended candidates ahead of the November Election.  CLICK HERE or click the image below to view and download the list.

 

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[KNEA TEXT MESSAGING] Important Information

Mar 27, 2015 by

The SMS text message service we’ve been using is scheduled to sunset its service as of Monday, March 30, 2015.  This DOES NOT impact any of our other alert platforms (CapWiz, Facebook, Twitter, Email, Etc.).  We hope to be able to migrate all current subscribers to a new text messaging platform soon.  While the sunset of Signal Engage (the service we’ve been using) was completely unexpected, our use of text messaging has proven to be extremely successful.

Sending text alerts, social media messaging, targeted emails and this website (underthedomeks.org) have proven to be effective in activating our networks in a way that is unprecedented for this organization.  However, none of these technologies or platforms are successful without engaged recipients who are the backbone of our collective effort… YOU!  Alerts mean little if there is nobody to act upon them and our members have answered the call.

I’m hoping to have a new system in place very soon and hopeful that we won’t have to ask you to opt-in again.  If we do, I will use this website to send very clear instructions for how to opt-in.  We’re working with several providers and NEA to find a new texting platform for our association and we want to take the time necessary to find the most effective solution possible.  Please keep an eye on your email and to this website in the coming days for more information.

Marcus Baltzell

KNEA Director of Communications

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