Our goal is to have a WEA-R group in each community. What will your retirees do? That is up to your group! We are asking WEA-R members in each community to start the conversation. We have an NEA Retired Organizing Grant to help make that happen. I will happily come to your community and meet with interested retirees. Together, we can make a positive difference in Wyoming education! – Vicki Swenson, WEA-R President
Political activism is a major focus area for WEA-R members. This past election, our members were involved in political campaigns across the state. Through our efforts and those of many other active WEA members, we helped to elect and re-elect some key education-friendly legislators in Wyoming.
For me and other WEA-R involved, this was an exciting couple of months, but our excitement and work to positively affect the political landscape for education in Wyoming does not end after we hit the polls.
We are inviting all WEA and WEA-R members to attend SHAPE Wyoming, a grassroots lobby training at Laramie Community College in Cheyenne on January 27-28, 2019. You can learn more and register here.
Then, on January 29, 2019, join WEA-R for WEA-R Activate at the Cheyenne Red Lion. We will be discussing the possibility of a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) at the Wyoming Retirement System. We will need your VOICE! WEA-R will also be working on strategies to raise funds for WEA-PACE and much more. To join us or learn more call me! Register HERE.
Vicki L. Swenson, President
Wyoming Education Association-Retired
203 West Redwood, Gillette, WY 82718
You’ve spent your lifetime deeply involved in education. Your interest won’t suddenly end because you’ve retired. The fact is it doesn’t have to end and neither does your involvement. You’ve retired from your position—not your profession.
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