Spring 2016

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34 | atpe news WILL YOU BACK ATPE-PAC TODAY? The sixth annual PAC's Peak Challenge is underway, and we need your help to reach the $23,000 goal. You can make a one-time online contribution using a debit or credit card, or set up monthly or quarterly ATPE-PAC donations of as little as $5 by going to . WHEN YOU SUPPORT ATPE-PAC, THIS COULD BE THE END RESULT. TEXAS EDUCATORS THANKS TO ATPE! AT THE CAPITOL WIN BIG ATPE-PAC PROVIDES FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR CANDIDATES AND OFFICEHOLDERS WHO SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION AND ATPE'S PHILOSOPHIES. You can make a meaningful impact by investing in a fund that ensures that quality public education and your professional interests are protected during the next legislative session. And now is a critical time to donate. This is already a very competitive and expensive election year, and it's more important than ever that we have a strong PAC fund in order to secure greater representation for our profession at the legislature. Last year, we barely survived multiple attacks on public education— from eforts to do away with teachers' minimum salary schedule and payroll deduction, to bills to privatize our schools and send billions of tax dollars to unregulated private entities. The well-funded groups that want to destroy Texas public education will be making an even greater push in 2017. That's why it's imperative that ATPE-PAC help our pro-public education allies this election year, and we need your help. Current law prevents us from using membership dues for ATPE-PAC, which is why we rely on voluntary donations.

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