Political Action & Elections

Political Action & Elections

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General Elections

The 2022 general election is Tuesday, November 8th. Iowans will have the important opportunity to vote for their candidates for legislature, statewide offices like governor and U.S. senator, as well as congressional candidates in Iowa’s newly approved districts. If you are interested in participating in ISEA’s candidate recommendation process and joining the ISEA PAC Committee, please reach out to Government Relations & Member Engagement Specialist Morgan Miller at morgan.miller@isea.org.

School Elections

Local school boards and community college trustee boards have a tremendous influence on the quality of education in your community. They determine education policy, funding distribution, professional salaries and benefits, and working conditions. Critical decisions are made at the local level and it is incumbent on the men and women who work in public education to advocate for candidates who support strong public schools.

Take Federal Political Action

Write Congress. Track legislation. Find resources and data. The NEA Action Center gives activists the information they need and resources to use to work for strong public schools at the national level.


It’s a fact of life that every decision that affects education is a political decision. That’s why the ISEA has developed a comprehensive program to help make public education issues an important part of the campaigns of candidates at all levels. Through our political action arm, ISEA-PAC, association members interview candidates about their views on education-related issues, issue recommendations on which candidates are most supportive of public education, and work to help get pro-education candidates elected.

Your voluntary contribution to our political action arm, ISEA-PAC, gives us the strength and political influence we need to make a difference for students and public education in Iowa. It helps us elect candidates who have their priorities straight and who are willing to back up their talk with positive action. What’s more, ISEA-PAC contributions help us help Iowans get beyond the campaign rhetoric and better understand what’s really at stake.

Here’s how ISEA-PAC works: We use an extensive interview and recommendation process to identify candidates who truly support educators and public education. Then, we disseminate that information to help our members — and the public — make informed decisions on election day.

You can donate to ISEA-PAC through a checkoff on your membership form, by sending a check made out to ISEA-PAC to ISEA headquarters at 777 Third Street, Des Moines, Iowa, 50309, or donate online on our members only section.