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2019 ESMUT Leadership

 


Name

Role

Building

Extension

Cindy Todd

President

Minoa

X2052 p.m. #

Shelly Chizzonite

Executive Vice President

Woodland

x1210

Sean McGlynn

VP Member Benefits

Central High School

x6434

Marty Piraino

VP Finance

Central High School

x6737

Paul Kaczanowicz

VP Public Relations

Minoa

x2044

Kelly Recore

Secretary

Minoa

x2045

Executive Board

     

Matt Cincotta

Co-Chair

Central High School

x6546

Scott Causer

Co-chair

CHS

x6436

Carolyn Scott

Co-Chair

Pine Grove

x

Amy Hill

Co-Chair

Pine Grove

x1617

Mary Albanese

Chair

ESE

x4554

Tom Decker

Chair

Fremont

x2926

Kristin Michaels

Chair

Minoa

x2040

Hayley Schober

Chair

Park Hill

x

Darren Kupinsky

Chair

Woodland

x

Colonna Orso

LAP Coordinator

ESE

x4554

Pam Herrington

NYSTRS Rep

AFT Rep/RA

Districtwide

 

Board of Directors

     

Larry Andrews

Rep

CHS

x6450

Stephen McSweeney

Rep

CHS

x

Darlene Baker

Rep

CHS

x6139

Connie Carocci

Rep

CHS

x6549

Jen Shatrau

Rep

CHS

x6734

Stephanie Trudeau

Rep

CHS

x6303

Matt Twichell

Rep

CHS

x

Leslie Welch

Rep

CHS

x6267

Alex Rybczak

Rep

CHS

x

Maria Lorenzo

Alt Rep

CHS

x

Katie Jaquin

Rep

PG

x

Becky Loy

Rep

PG

x

Jenn Magill

Rep

PG

x1563

Micky Simone

Rep

NYSTRS Rep

PG

x2021

Denise McGinley

Rep

ESE

x4535

Anne Moore

Rep

ESE

x4552

Jessica Paduano

Rep

Fremont

x2938

Christine Polniak

Rep

Fremont

x2950

Diane Eubank

Rep

Fremont

x2931

Michelle Currier

Rep

Minoa

x2049

Kathy Ruggeri

Rep

Minoa

x2045

Sarah Kelly

Rep

Park Hill

x

Eileen Christopher

Rep

Woodland

x1232

Karen Dooling

Rep

Woodland

x1224

❗️Announcement❗️

 

AFT announces 2020 presidential endorsement process

Ann Lester, an AFT member in Volusia County, Fla., has worked 30 years as a special education paraprofessional and still needs to hold two jobs just to make ends meet. Now, Lester has a chance to have a candidate “walk a day in her shoes” and answer her questions directly, as part of the process to receive the coveted AFT endorsement for president.

AFTVotes

And so do other AFT members, thanks to the new endorsement process that President Randi Weingarten announced on a telephone town hall March 19 to Lester and 30,000 other members, supporters and community activists. The AFT’s 2020 presidential endorsement process is designed to ensure unprecedented member input and engagement in the democratic decision of who will receive the union’s support.

“We must elect a president who believes in livable wages; public education; higher education; healthcare as a right, not a privilege,” said Weingarten on the call. “And, we must have a process that our members believe in, that is credible, authentic and transparent.” 

AFTVotes tshirt

Weingarten urged the town hall participants to share the news with their colleagues, family members and others, and to get actively involved now in the endorsement process by going to AFTvotes.org(link is external), which currently features a survey asking what issues members want the presidential candidates to address. The website will be updated continuously with actions, news and opportunities to provide input and feedback. 

Earlier this year, the AFT executive council unanimously approved a resolution on the 2020 presidential endorsement process rooted in member engagement. New and improved initiatives that build on previous endorsement processes include: 

  • Increased member engagement, input and feedback using new tools and technology, including national town halls, Facebook Live and text messaging;
  • Direct candidate engagement with AFT members at live events, including meeting members at the workplace, listening to their concerns and addressing the issues they face daily;
  • Affiliate and member engagement with presidential campaigns prior to the AFT’s endorsement of a candidate—given the number of candidates already in the race—to energize and strengthen the our ability to influence the debate; and
  • Coalescence of affiliates and members, and dedication our resources, if, after an extensive process, the AFT executive council endorses a candidate for president. 

Weingarten emphasized the final step, saying, “If or when it is time for us to get together and make a nationwide endorsement, we must do everything we can to help that person win—and it starts tonight!” 

Vote rally

Several AFT leaders and members praised the new endorsement process, including Fred Albert, president of AFT-West Virginia, who said, “This feels so right. I’m excited about campaign 2020.” 

“The AFT endorsement process puts the power exactly where it should be—in the hands of the members,” noted AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who also participated in the town hall. 

Throughout the endorsement process, AFT members and leaders will work together to get to know the candidates and look for a leader who shares our values, stands up for the public institutions where we work, and is committed to helping all of us achieve a better life, a voice at work and power in our democracy.

To participate in the endorsement process and provide feedback, go to AFTvotes.org(link is external) frequently for updates on events and actions. The more involved our members are and the stronger our collective voice, the more effective our political role becomes.

[Leslie Getzinger]

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