Women’s History Month!

CTA/NEA Retirement Workshop

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CTA-NEA Retired Report

FEA Support

CTA Retirement Planning sessions

CTA’s MLK Scholarship Program Deadline, Feb. 10

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship Program encourages BIPOC students to become educators, school nurses, counselors, and therapists and to promote professional growth for BIPOC teachers and Education Support Professionals. Applicants must be a CTA, CTA/NEA Retired, or Student CTA member or dependent pursuing a degree, credential, or certification for a teaching-related career in public education. Awards are up to $6,000. Find application materials here. Apply by Feb. 10

Self-Care and Wellness for our Members

 I am very excited to introduce to you our newest CTA Member Benefit! The Calm mobile app is now available to all active CTA members.  
We understand the challenges our members face, the accompanying stress levels, and even burnout. We searched for a solution to improve various aspects of our members’ mental health and well-being.
Whether you have 30 seconds or 30 minutes daily, Calm’s resources are designed to integrate seamlessly with your schedule and needs. Your Calm subscription gives you unlimited access to their full library of resources at calm.com and in the Calm app.
Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect:
Calm’s Masterclasses taught by world-renowned experts
Guided breathing exercises such as the Breathe Bubble
Music tracks designed to promote focus, relaxation, and sleep
100+ guided meditations that cover anxiety, stress, gratitude, and much more
Brand new daily meditations and movement sessions as part of their Dailies series
The entire library of Sleep Stories contains soothing bedtime tales for all ages (new stories are added every week!)
As a CTA Member, you can activate your FREE Calm subscription by:
Follow the instructions – you will need your 10-digit CTA Individual member ID 0005350756 (add zeros in front if your ID number is less than ten digits)
Download the Calm app and log into your new account
CTA is here and ready to help.
Be well, and stay safe.
Thank you!
E. Toby Boyd
CTA President

Redwood Service Center Council – March Meeting Notice

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Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2023 CTA Issues Conference!

CDP Assembly District Delegate Elections – Submit your application today!

Have you considered running to become a Delegate to the California Democratic Party (CDP)? Are you ready to help promote and advance the party’s platform and agenda through an educator and CTA member perspective?

CTA members are extremely valuable as delegates! We need leaders like you in the Democratic Party to help write the platform and guide endorsements.

The CDP Assembly District Elections are open to all California Democrats. The filing period started on November 9, 2022 and ends on December 9, 2022. 

If you are interested in running to become an Assembly District Delegate:
  • Make sure you are registered as Democrat in your district.
  • You will need to know which Assembly District you are registered in by visiting this link: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/
  • Click here to fill out and submit the ADEM application form no later than 12:00 PM on Friday, December 9, 2022. 
  • Pay the $40 candidate fee.
  • Fill out this form to let CTA know you are running. We will tell your fellow CTA members to vote for you.
  • Questions? Join us on Zoom for office hours on Monday, November 28 from 6:00-7:00 PM to learn more or have your questions answered: https://ctapolitical.zoom.us/j/86708014644?pwd=ZHQ0aWtmc2F2bHVvV0dpU3hpYWVNZz09
  • Note: If you wish to run for the EBoard position, you must indicate that on your application.
What is the Role of a Delegate?
Delegates vote and conduct Party business at the annual State Convention and Executive Board meetings, including:
  • Election of CDP Officers: Chairman, two Vice-Chairs, Secretary and Controller (in odd-numbered years after presidential elections).
  • Election of 16-25 Regional Directors who function as liaisons between the CDP, County Central Committees, and Democratic Clubs in regions comprised of three to five Assembly Districts (in odd-numbered years).
  • Vote for the endorsements of the CDP for legislative and statewide offices in California.
  • Vote for positions on ballot propositions (as needed).
  • Establishment of the official California Democratic State Party Platform (in even-numbered years), and CDP Resolutions.
If you have any questions, please contact us at ctagovernmentalrelations@cta.org or you may reach out to the California Democratic Party directly at adem@cadem.org.

CTA Human Rights Awards – Nominations Due Nov. 30

CTA recognizes members for extraordinary accomplishments through various awards, grants, and scholarships – including the prestigious CTA Human Rights Awards. These awards honor those whose work has promoted the development of programs for advancing and protecting human and civil rights and social justice issues within CTA. They are given annually to members in the following categories:
  • African American Human Rights Award in honor of Lois Tinson
  • American Indian/Alaska Native Human Rights Award in honor of Jim Clark
  • César Chávez “Sí Se Puede” Human Rights Award
  • Pacific Asian American Human Rights Award
  • Human Rights Award for LGBTQ+ Advocacy in honor of Nancy Bailey
  • Human Rights Award for Women’s Advocacy
  • CTA Peace and Justice Human Rights Award
  • Students with Exceptional Needs Human Rights Award
Awards are also given to CTA chapters and Service Center Councils. Click here for details and the nomination form. Deadline: Nov. 30, 2022.