Were you aware that state conventions held by the Democratic and Republican parties play a crucial role in electing certain statewide nominees like lieutenant governor and attorney general? Political conventions provide an opportunity for delegates to meet candidates and discuss the party’s platforms which guide members of the party on where they should stand on important issues, including education.
It’s because of important decisions like this that I-PACE encourages ISTA members to make their voices heard as delegates to their own party’s state conventions. There are no better public education advocates than ISTA members. We urge you to take the step of becoming a delegate at either the Republican or Democratic Party state conventions, where your voice can truly shape elected officials’ stance on public education.
I-PACE reimburses members up to $50 of the convention delegate registration fee. This reimbursement will be paid after you have attended your state party convention and have submitted your voucher with receipts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I-PACE will have a caucus room at each convention and provides a box lunch for those attending.
Here are the key dates and steps you need to know: Timeline:
State convention delegates are elected in the upcoming May primary election.
Filing deadline for interested candidates for state convention delegates is by noon, Feb. 9.
To get started, complete form 37 (CAN-37), from the Indiana Secretary of State. It needs to be completed, notarized and submitted to your county election office or election board. In most cases, your county election office or board can notarize the form when you submit it in their office.
The Republican Convention will be held on June 15 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
The Democratic Party Convention will be held on July 13 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.
If you have any questions or need help completing the form, please contact Roni Embry at email@example.com. For assistance with delegate fees and added costs, you can also reach out to Roni Embry. Reimbursement will be processed after your attendance at the convention upon submission of your voucher with receipts.
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