The NEA, MSEA and applicable local Funds for Children and Public Education collect voluntary contributions from Association members and use those contributions for political purposes, including but not limited to making contributions and expenditures on behalf of friend of public education who are candidates for federal, state, or local office.
I understand that I am making a joint contribution and that one-third of my contribution will go to the NEA Fund, one-third to the MSEA Fund and one-third to the local account. Contributions to the Fund are voluntary; making a contribution is neither a condition of employment nor membership in the Association, and members have the right to refuse to contribute without suffering any reprisal. A member may contribute more or less than the suggested amount, or not contribute, without affecting his/her membership status, rights, or benefits in NEA, MSEA, or any of MSEA's affiliates.
Contributions to the Fund are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal or State income tax purposes. Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and name of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year. Only U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents may contribute to the Fund. All donations from persons other than members of NEA and its affiliates, and their immediate families, will be returned forthwith.
With full knowledge of this information, I agree that my authorization for political action pledges as indicated on my enrollment form and my authorization for payroll deductions, if available, shall continue in force from year to year unless revoked or modified by me by giving written notice to my local association.