FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS & INFORMATION ABOUT THE OEA FUND FOR CHILDREN AND PUBLIC EDUCATION
WHAT IS FCPE? The OEA FCPE is our state Political Action Committee, which works to support pro-public education candidates on the ballot.
WHY POLITICS? All the decisions that affect us as public school employees, as well as individuals, are made by elected leaders or individuals appointed by elected leaders.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS? Screening Committees at local, district, and state levels are comprised of local leaders and representatives who are FCPE contributors. Candidates answer questions pertaining only to public education issues. Screening Committee members then make non-partisan recommendations and endorsements.
WHY GIVE? Decisions affecting future of public education are made in political bodies. FCPE allows for greater influence and united power and a greater pool of money. Provide monetary support to candidates who support public education. Dues dollars cannot be used to support candidates.
WHO CAN GIVE? OEA Members: full-time, part-time, active, retired, students.
HOW TO GIVE? Payroll deduction. District/OEA/NEA Representative Assemblies. Various Union Activities, Conferences, and Trainings. Online giving. ANY TIME!
Donate online to FCPE: https://ssl.capwiz.com/nea/oh/fundraising/?alertid=62348411&type=FR