CTA Members Represented at State Convention
A contingent of our members attended the state Republican Convention in Anaheim Oct. 4-6 and reached out to other delegates on issues of importance to educators, education support professionals, students, and parents.
They also greeted hundreds of delegates Saturday night at a special reception hosted by the Association. The new party chairman, former state Senator Jim Brulte, attended the reception and told CTA members there that he welcomed the support the party had received from CTA and other labor unions.
During her visit, Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway (R-Tulare) recalled her own experience as a public high school physical education teacher.
These important discussions about education and other key issues during various meetings over the weekend provided Association members the opportunity for input into the party's policy positions.
CTA has an estimated 40 percent of its members who belong to the Republican Party, and the CTA Republican Caucus is an active group that meets quarterly during State Council meetings and at other times during the year.