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  • Annual Meeting Delegates

  • Judy Foster and Kay Walker-Telma

  • MEA-Retired members Kay Walker Telma, Jack Schneider and Judy Daley

  • Past MEA-Retired President Harvey Miller goes into Pine River Schools HOF

  • Penny Letts, Thumb Area MEA-Retired Presents a check to Ruth Flugee for the Huron County Imagination Library.

  • Gretchen Whitmer Speaks at MEA-RA

  • Incoming MEA President speaking to MEA-Retired Presidents at Summer Leadership

MEA-Retired Get Out the Vote Presentation

Oct 15, 2020

In 2019 NEA-Retired President, Sarah Borgman, organized an NEA-Retired State PAC Captain Team.  MEA-Retired President, Kay Thelma-Walker, appointed Jeanne Hansen to represent MEA-Retired.

The NEA-Retired State PAC Captain Team’s objective is to get NEA-Retired members to elect Pro Public Education candidates. The State PAC Captains’ directive is two fold.  The first, to increase Retired PAC donations through personal contact, emphasizing contact with members who have not given recently.  Second, to get NEA-Retired members to vote.  To carry out these directives, each State Retired PAC Captain organized and developed plans to achieve the goal of electing Pro Public Education candidates for their State.

Late in 2019 and early 2020, the MEA-Retired PAC Team launched a PAC fund raising campaign.  The PAC campaign requested local presidents to ask their members make calls to MEA-Lifetime members within their county or general local. 

In early October, 2020, a Get Out The Vote power point presentation via zoom was presented to local presidents, MEA-Retired Officers, Board, LPIC, & MEA/NEA-Retired Delegates to share with their members.   The Get Out The Vote power point presentation was recorded and retired members are encouraged to view it at their convenience by contacting Lisa Fox, MEA Retired, at            .

The Get Out The Vote power point presentation will provide information to retired members on registering, voting in-person, absentee voting procedures, donating to PAC, where to access NEA/MEA-Retired candidate recommendations, and resources on voting, etc. using a light hearted baseball game format.  Go to the Get Out the Vote Presentation

Audio of Zoom Meeting

Jeanne Hansen

MEA-Retired PAC Captain

Subject: Exclusive MEA-Retired teletownhall with Sen. Peters – Wed @ 5:30

Sep 21, 2020

Subject: Exclusive MEA-Retired teletownhall with Sen. Peters – Wed @ 5:30

Special Opportunity for MEA-Retired members,

Make plans now to join us on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for a special opportunity to hear directly from U.S. Sen. Gary Peters about pressing issues facing Michigan retirees.

This telephone townhall with Sen. Peters is available exclusively to MEA-Retired members, during which you’ll be able to ask questions about issues important to you and other retired educators.

If you have a landline phone, you’ll get a call on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to join the teletownhall – all you need to do is stay on the line.

No landline?  No problem!

You can RSVP here to receive the call on your cell phone – or make sure we’ve got the correct number to call you on Wednesday. RSVPs must be received by noon on Wednesday.

We hope you can join us and Sen. Peters on Wednesday evening at 5:30!



Pending state budget should prevent school cuts

Sep 16, 2020

Pending state budget should prevent school cuts

While details are still under discussion, it appears that Michigan school funding will not see cuts that have been feared for the new state fiscal year that starts in October. The Legislature and Governor have until Sept. 30 to pass the new budget, but talks in Lansing are continuing

For a quick primer on how this came to pass after dire predictions this spring, check out this video from MEA economist Tanner Delpier.

Statement From Priority Health - MPSERS Coverage

Sep 16, 2020

We’re committed to creating simple ways to research and gather information about Priority Health MPSERS coverage. And this year, that means offering more ways for you to get that information from the comfort and safety of your home. That’s why our annual MPSERS informational meetings will be held via virtual webinars. So, whether you’re exploring plan options or you’re a Priority Health member and interested in annual updates, our informational webinars will help you feel confident in your health plan selection for 2021.

To learn more about our webinars and register, go to:

Sep 04, 2020

DeVos: Pandemic a “Good Thing” for Schools

In a recent interview, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos continued her pandemic push against public education, saying that it’s a “good thing” that the coronavirus pandemic will force changes in schools. 
Instead of advocating to get educators the resources they need to safely restart school this fall – something Joe Biden and Gary Peters have consistently championed since March – DeVos continues to push her agenda that puts profits ahead of students.
Read more about DeVos litany of attacks on public education at Also, in case you missed them last week:


Poll Workers Needed for November Elections

Michigan is facing a record shortage of poll workers this year due to the coronavirus. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson has engaged in a full-scale push to ensure there are enough workers to safely conduct this November’s election.

NEA has partnered with “Power the Polls” to help recruit people to be poll workers.  Our democracy depends on ordinary people who make sure elections run smoothly and everyone's vote is counted. While many MEA members work on Election Day, there are others who can help make sure we have a safe, fair, efficient election for all, including retirees, aspiring educators and family members.

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