Alabama Education Association
|Alabama Education Association|
|Leadership:||Dot Strickland, President|
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 5 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|