Political Engagement

The Saint Paul Federation of Educators has long had an active and engaged political presence in our city. In 2015, our Caucus for Change movement unseated three long-time school board incumbents by thinking differently about politics. Instead of just engaging with political parties and candidates, we instead focused on issues that matter to educators and parents.

Educators are most powerful when we work together with parents and community members to set an agenda for our elected leaders. In the past few years, we have fought for a more transparent school board, which engages with the community. Today, we are pushing our corporate and nonprofit neighbors to pay their fair share to support our city’s public schools.

Our members drive SPFE’s political engagement. Our Committee on Political Education (COPE) is responsible for developing our union’s political plan and endorsing candidates. Become a monthly COPE contributor today and join the fight for our public schools.

To learn more or get involved, contact SPFE’s Political Organizer Lynne Bolton at lynne@spfe28.org.