TVEA/PAC
Wednesday, March 04 2009

In order to participate in local school board elections and/or bond elections, any funds donated for such purposes must be collected separately from association dues and held in a seperate account. The Fair Polical Practices Commission has strict guidelines regarding campaign donations.

TVEA has currently suspended the collection of PAC dues which was $1 per month per member.

 

TVEA/PAC BYLAWS
The Temecula Valley Educators Association Political Action Committee is established.

Article I. – Purposes

1.1 To inform members of legislation, voting records, and positions of legislators and candidates that may affect the members’ classroom, working conditions, rights, and benefits.

1.2 To serve as a voluntary funding structure through which the Temecula Valley Educators Association may give direct and indirect financial contributions to support or oppose

a. State and local candidates for office; and

b. State and local issues including ballot measures

Article II. – Officers

2.1 Composition – Officers shall be a Chairperson, Treasurer, and such other officers as are deemed necessary by the President and the Executive Board of the Temecula Valley Educators Association.

2.2 The Chairperson and Treasurer will be appointed by the President of the Temecula Valley Educators Association with the approval of the Executive Board.

2.3 Officers shall be appointed for a term of two (2) years, commencing on July 1 of any calendar year.

Article III. – Funding

3.1 A voluntary amount will be placed in the account of the Temecula Valley Educators Association Political Action Committee from local annual dues. This money will remain segregated from the general membership account. The amount per member will be determined by the Temecula Valley Educators Association Executive Board.

3.2 Money may be expended for any lawful purpose that is deemed to be consistent with the statement of purposes of the political action committee as judged by the Temecula Valley Political Action Committee with the approval of the Temecula Valley Educators Association Executive Board.

3.3 Money may be expended and in-kind assistance provided either for or against a candidate or issue when:

a. The CTA State Council has recommended a support or oppose position; or

b. The Temecula Valley Educators Association Executive Board or

c. Leadership Council has taken a support or oppose position.Article IV. – Endorsement Procedures

4.1 Candidates and officeholders recommended by the CTA State Council will be

deemed recommended unless action is taken by the Temecula Valley Educators Association Leadership Council to withhold recommendation.

4.2 The Temecula Valley Educators Association Executive Board or Leadership Council may recommend or oppose a candidate of issue after a process in which:

4.2.1 All candidates are given access to the interview panel, and a good faith effort has been made to determine their positions on important issues facing education.

4.2.2 An analysis of a ballot issue or measure is given to the panel, and a good faith effort has been made to determine the facts and relevance to education.

4.2.3 The Temecula Valley Educators Political Action Committee shall issue letters or statement of recommendations for purposes of press releases or member education upon approval of the Executive Board or Leadership Council.

Article V. – Membership and Meetings

5.1 Members of the Political Action Committee shall be appointed by the Executive Board.

5.2 Meetings will be held semiannually in January and July. Additional meetings will be called by the Chairperson when there is business to conduct. All members of the Committee will be notified of the day, time, and location of the meetings. A quorum consisting of a majority of Committee members is necessary to conduct business.