Politics

CFT Pledge and Voter Guide 2020

Take the CFT pledge today to vote your values this election

It’s never been more important to stand up for fully funded, accessible, and equitable schools. As educators, classified professionals, and faculty, we’re committed to our students, our communities, and each other. Our voice makes a difference for quality public education—we’re stronger together. 

Take the pledge today to vote your values and be a voice for public education in California. 

There’s a lot at stake in this election and your vote will help protect quality public education in California. Join us and stand up for fully funded, accessible, and equitable schools. Please sign the CFT pledge today to protect our public schools and our communities.

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Educators choice voter guide now online 

CFT members who are ready to vote should make sure to check out CFT’s Educators Choice voter guide. The guide contains recommendations from CFT and our local unions on candidates and initiatives for state and local races throughout the state.

Important vote-by-mail information for “No Party Preference” voters 

California utilizes a “Modified Closed Primary” structure for presidential primaries, which means that voters only get a presidential primary ballot for the political party with which they are registered.   

However, exceptions apply for voters who are registered as “No Party Preference” (NPP).   

Three of California’s political parties allow voters who are registered NPP to request their ballot: The American Independent Party, the Democratic Party, and the Libertarian Party. In order for NPP voters to request a mail ballot from one of the three parties that allow that option, they must complete a vote by mail application no later than February 25. That application can be found on the California Secretary of State’s website.

Reminder: February 18 is the last day to register to vote in the primary 

There is still time to register for the March 3 primary, but the deadline of Tuesday, February 18 is fast approaching. Register online today and please help spread the word!

CFT Pledge and Voter Guide PDF with links

Day of action in Sacramento

Thousands of teachers from across California flooded the Capitol building on May 22 to demand funding for public education.

PVFT Fall 2016 Voting Guide

The California Federation of Teachers (CFT), our state-level affiliate, has developed a very simple voting guide (click!!). By typing in the address where you are registered to vote, you have access to information about all of the candidates that have been vetted and endorsed by the California Federation of Teachers.

Please feel free to share this post and the voter guide resource with other teachers, as well as family members and friends who would like to vote for issues and candidates that support education and educators.

We will be updating this post to discuss some key issues that PVFT and CFT are working on. Please check back as the election draws closer!

Proposition 55 Volunteers!

Sign Ups for Prop 55 Phonebanking (click on the link!) – PVFT will be hosting several phone banks over the coming months. We hope that as many members as possible will be able to attend and help reach out to both other union members. Our main message will be about Proposition 55. Prop 55 is an extension of the “millionaires tax” in California, and all income from the tax will go to funding schools and healthcare. For more information, check out materials that the CFT has developed here and here.

Phone banking slots are for 1 hour at a time. PVFT will provide a script, and some phones and computers will be available. We will also provide snacks! We will send you an email reminder before the days that you said you would attend.

Please continue to check back to this post. We will add information about rallies, marches, precinct walking, and more!