What's Up Wednesday?

Annoying Freedom Foundation Communications

Many of you have reported that the Freedom Foundation, or other anti-teacher/anti-union groups, have reached out to you this summer and fall with misleading information about your union membership. We are a strong local, state, and national union because of your dedication to each other and the solidarity that comes from being part of a union. As any organization, we have a wide variety of opinions about issues, but we share our passion for public education and
public school students from every background. 
When you get those messages from groups like the Freedom Foundation, feel free to report them as spam by using this  link. You can see a great article about this spam, and the Freedom Foundation that was written for the Washington State Labor Council newsletter. 
Last Chance for KEA Leadership Opportunity

The KEA Secretary position is open.  If you are interested in becoming a KEA officer, please email Christie Padilla

The main responsibility of the KEA Secretary is to take minutes at Rep Council and Exec Board meetings.  Of course, there may be a few duties as assigned by yours truly. 

Nominations will be open until 4:00 on October 3 rd.    
KEA Teachers Rock!
Member Engagement Events

KEA Teachers Rock: Seattle Mariners v. Texas Rangers: Friday, September 28 @ 7:10 pm

Jo in your KEA Family for Back to School Night at Safeco Field.

Tickets are only $13 for view level seating and $31 for main level seating. 

Click here to purchase your KEA discounted tickets! 

Seattle Thunderbirds v.
Tri-City Americans: Tuesday, October 16 @ 7:05 pm

Join your KEA Family for a night of hockey! Tickets are only $10 each. The first 5,000 fans will get a  FREE player magnet! 

Deadline to register and get in payment is October 9 by noon.  

Unlocking Your Member Benefits: 
Student Loan Forgiveness Workshop

The latest NEA Member Benefit research shows that recent graduates are leaving schools with greater and greater debt. This presentation will cover the basics of how a school employee qualifies for federal student loan forgiveness programs. 

We will cover Teacher Loan Forgiveness, Teacher Loan Cancellation and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Presented by: Teresa Muench, NEA Member Benefits
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Kent Education Association
10427 SE 244th St
Kent, WA 98030

This workshop is FREE for KEA members and limited to only 50 participants. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Upcoming Events
Sept 28
KEA Teachers Rock! 
Mariner Night

October 16
KEA Teachers Rock!
Seattle Thunderbirds Game

October 17
Rep Council Meeting

October 18
Student Loan Forgiveness

October 25
Cookies with Christie

October 31
Executive Board Meeting

KEA Classifieds
Nothing listed this week. 

If you are interested in posting a listing here for FREE, please contact Regina Redmond. 

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