MEA recently hosted a live telephone town hall so our members could hear directly from the declared and prospective candidates for governor about their positions on education issues—Listen here now if you missed it live.
Once you’ve listened to the recording, you can make your voice heard in a survey about your level of excitement about the candidates.
We invited all the declared and potential candidates for governor from the two major parties to participate. Six candidates joined the call, including five Democrats: Gretchen Whitmer, Abdul El-Sayed, Shri Thanedar, Andy Levin and Kentiel White; and one Republican: Evan Space.
Next fall’s election is a pivotal one for public education in our state. MEA is committed to helping elevate the voices of school employees about what is needed to ensure a quality education for every student.
We’re also committed to ensuring members hear from the candidates about what they’ll do to help achieve that goal for our state, especially before MEA makes any decisions about candidates to support in next year’s election.
Each candidate was on the call for 10 minutes answering the same three questions – two of which were selected by a survey of MEA members.
We did not hear back from the other candidates in response to the invitation. The entire field of candidates has also been invited to speak at MEA’s Fall Representative Assembly in Lansing on Saturday, October 14th.