The Colorado Education Association
(CEA) is an affiliate of the National Education Association, with roughly 40,000 members state-wide. It is divided into 200 local associations and works to "promote quality public education and to advocate for the professional interests of public education employees."
The four strategic goals of the CEA are:
- Organizational Effectiveness - Build a strong and resilient infrastructure that promotes and supports the achievement of CEA's mission and maximizes our human and capital resources;
- System Transformation - Position CEA as a leader in the transformation of the public education system to meet the 21st Century needs of students;
- Student Achievement - Create a teaching and learning environment that helps prepare students for a successful transition into the global society and economy;
- School Funding - Achieve sustainable funding for a quality, 21st Century public education system.
- See also: Colorado State Senate elections, 2010 and Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010
In 2010, the CEA donated $31,625 to state senate candidates and $85,025 to state representative candidates. It was the 2nd and 4th largest donor to state senate and state house campaigns, respectively.
The top 5 recipients of campaign contributions from the CEA in 2010 were: