For many years, including those prior to the advent of collective bargaining in 1966, NEARI has been a major player before the legislature and state agencies in advocating the interest of education and labor. An important part of these advocacy activities is the political action arm of the Association, NEA Rhode Island Political Action Committee for Education (NEARI-PACE).
NEARI-PACE is a voluntary, non-incorporated, non-profit organization formed in the 1970s in order to recommend to members candidates who believe in the organization's goals. In election years, the NEARI-PACE Steering Committee interviews candidates for possible recommendation to members of the Association.
As a NEARI member, you can take the first step toward assuming an active role in the political life of your union by registering on the Rhode Island page of MyEducationVotes. From this activist hub, you will be able to engage in:
Virtual Phone Banks
Up-to-Date Local and National Political Events
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