Earlier this week, you received an invitation to vote on potential GTFF political endorsements in your email (Look for an email titled "Your Invitation to Vote"!). Members of the Committee on Political Education (COPE), the Executive Council, and attendees at last week's GMM voted to include the candidates on this ballot as potential candidates for GTFF's endorsement, and now the choice whether we endorse them or not is yours!
Information on candidates seeking our endorsement, including some policy positions and links to more information, can be found in the Committee on Political Education's pamphlet. Take a look before you vote! Candidates seeking our endorsement have been thoroughly researched by COPE, and some have also fielded questions from your colleagues at last week's GMM.
The ballot closes tomorrow night, February 29, at 7:00pm, so take a few minutes to cast your vote and make your voice heard in the endorsement process.
Winter Training Series
The Survivor Support, Disability Access, Asian and Pacific Islander, Workers' and Queer Caucuses are jointly sponsoring a four-part series of trainings this month. Thanks to all those who came out to Feb. 12's Crisis Response and last week's Disrupting Microaggressions sessions! All GTFF members as well as campus and local community members are welcome to attend--snacks will be provided. Please register for the trainings!
Universal Design - TONIGHT, Fri., Feb. 28 @ 6pm
At this training we will discuss Universal Design - a theory that seeks to ensure education is accessible for all people regardless of age, size, ability or disability - best practices for our classes, & how to integrate Universal Design principles.
Know Your Rights - Thu., Mar. 12, @ 5pm
At this training we will discuss how to navigate interactions with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the workplace and learn how to preserve your rights in interactions with police in general and at protests.
Also, if you haven't seen these signs asking your department about their support for international GEs around, check in with your steward. You can also pop by the GTFF office at 609 E. 13th to pick up a sign and to learn more about how to get involved!
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