The Legislative District Leads are member leaders who work to establish relationships between Montgomery County elected officials (county and state level) and the members of MCEA.
The work includes:
Establishing relationships with elected officials through 1:1 meetings, attending district events, communicating regularly with elected’ s offices, and direct lobbying on education issues;
Being a representative for MCEA at community events, fundraisers, hearings, lobby opportunities, and press conferences;
Cultivating relationships by meeting with community leaders, organizations, and individuals seeking to run for office to share and promote MCEA’s priorities;
Taking part in PACE events (meetings, phone banks, hustle parties, canvass events, lobby night, legislative reception, PAC drives, apple ballot interviews and distribution, taking part in the recruitment of members and volunteers);
Engaging in external communication to include, but not limited to, writing editorials, testifying, or taking part in press conferences on education-related issues;
Providing background on relevant politics, players, and artifacts in their district for the Apple Ballot process;
Working with MCEA Political/Community Coordinator and PACE leadership on growing the program to effectively build relationships with the community and elected officials;
Coordinating with fellow Legislative District Leads to manage the needs of an individual district; and
Assisting with maintaining documentation of elected activism with MCEA (electronic and paper).