Alabama Education Association
|Alabama Education Association|
According to the Alabama Education Association website, its mission statement is:
"To promote educational excellence, the Alabama Education Association shall serve as the advocate for its members and shall lead in the advancement of equitable and quality public education for a diverse population."
The strategic objectives of the AEA are:
- To ensure equity, excellence, and professionalism, AEA Will lead the movement to advance and, as necessary, restructure the state's public education system.
- To increase awareness and improve public opinion, AEA will communicate a postive image of public education and the association.
- To promote and defend human and civil rights, AEA will work to eliminate all forms of discrimination.
- To protect, improve, and expand the rights of education employees, AEA will advocate political and legal action to gain greater professional, personal, and economic security.
- To maintain a strong united education profession, AEA will implement strategies to enlist, retain, involve, train, and empower its members.
- To successfully achieve the Strategic Plan, AEA will support and adequately fund the necessary systems and services
In the 2010 legislative elections, the AEA contributed $868,675 to state senate candidates in Alabama. Additionally, a total of $1,097,446 was donated to Assembly candidates. The AEA was the 3rd and 2nd largest donor in the Senate and Assembly races, respectively.
The top five recipients of campaign contributions from the AEA in 2010 were:
|Ron Sparks, Governor||$330,668|
|Zeb Little, State Senator||$104,353|
|Jim Folsom, Jr., Lieutenant Governor||$100,000|
|Richard Lindsey, State Representative||$65,000|
|Larry Means, State Senator||$56,352|