Electing Your Own Boss

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Electing Your Own Boss . An Overview of what we will Cover in this Workshop. Why its so important to be involved politically How to go about being involved politically at your workplace What we can help with and offer from the State Office How to carry out the plan/the campaign itself - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<p>Electing Your Own Boss</p> <p>Electing Your Own Boss An Overview of what we will Cover in this WorkshopWhy its so important to be involved politicallyHow to go about being involved politically at your workplaceWhat we can help with and offer from the State OfficeHow to carry out the plan/the campaign itselfThe ins and outs of a Levy CampaignThe PEOPLE program Why be Involved in the Election Process To have a voice and influence what happens at your job and workplaceTo elect a good, competent, and qualified bossTo elect someone who supports OAPSEs issuesTo impact contract negotiationsTo keep a good boss or remove a bad boss from officeTo gain or retain control of a boardHow to go about being involved politically at your workplaceDefining the context of the Election:Running for an open seatRunning as an incumbentRunning against the incumbentThe mood of the votersDetermine available resourcesTalk with your field staffThe earlier you start the betterCandidate RecruitmentDetermine if they share OAPSE valuesVerbal inquiring of candidates positions on issues important to OAPSE membersAre they labor friendlyHave them complete a written questionnaireAre they ElectableDo they have name recognitionAre they well respected and thought of in the community</p> <p>Candidate Recruitment (cont.)Offer a Pledge of OAPSE Locals SupportVolunteersCall members, pass out literature, phone bank, place yard signs, circulate petition for candidacyPossible campaign donationInvolvement of OAPSE political department/organizationWhat we can help with and offer from the State OfficeHelp develop a strategy and campaign planPollingPhone banksDevelop campaign message and literatureDonationsMailingsHow to carry out the plan/the campaign itselfElection Information ResearchNewspaper ArticlesAbout candidatesAny pertinent issues in the communityData CollectionVoter file informationPrevious election resultsHow to carry out the plan/the campaign itself (cont.)Campaign PlanImplementation: Getting the message outCore committee/volunteersAttend functions in districtPhone banksEndorsementsDoor-to-doorYard SignsMailings message and/or endorsementsThe ins and outs of a Levy CampaignEarly InvolvementTiming of levyBallot LanguageResearchStrategy of the planOAPSE coordinating with local committeeOAPSE coordinating with professionalsOAPSE driven campaignThe ins and outs of a Levy Campaign (cont.)ResourcesField StaffDonationsPhone banksMailingsPollingThe PEOPLE ProgramPublic Employees Organized to Promote Legislative EqualityWhere we get the monies to conduct our political action activities and provide a strong political voice for public employeesGreat information on the OAPSE and AFSCME websites explaining the program</p> <p>Examples of why it matterswho we elect State Budget BillIssues included by Governor Strickland and Ohio House Democrats in their budget proposals</p> <p>Eliminates school bus privatization language that had been passed into law by former Governor Tafts last State Budget (HB 66)</p> <p>How these issues were dealt with by the Republican controlled Senate in their budget proposalRemoved the House and Governors language to repeal this issueExamples of why it matterswho we elect State Budget BillEliminates RIF language that had been passed by former Governor Tafts last State Budget (HB 66)Places a moratorium on new Charter Schools</p> <p>Prohibits for-profit management companies from running Charter SchoolsRemoved the House and Governors language to repeal this issue</p> <p>Removed the House and Governors language to place a moratorium</p> <p>Removed Governor Stricklands language to repeal this program</p> <p>Examples of why it matterswho we elect State Budget BillLanguage requiring Charter Schools to be held to the same standards as public schoolsE-school funding per student will be reduced from $5,600 to $2,500/studentSeverely watered down Governor Stricklands language to ensure a continued lack of accountabilityRestored the funding back to $5,600/student Examples of why it matterswho we elect State Budget BillThe Governor vetoed both of these ideas</p> <p>The Governor and the House Democrats deleted this language in HB 1Increased the funding amount for vouchers and those that were eligible to receive themSB 192 re-introduced and passed the Senate2010 November Election-StatewideGovernor Strickland and McGee BrownSecretary of State Maryellen OShaughnesseyState Auditor David PepperAttorney General Richard CordrayState Treasurer Kevin BoyceOhio House of RepresentativeOhio Senate Ohio Supreme Court Brown and Trapp2010 November Elections-Federal U. S. House of RepresentativeU. S. SenateARRA-Jobs package Health CareSecond Jobs packageGovernment Pension Offset and Windfall President Obamas election in 2012</p>