The VEA Fund for Children and Public Education is the voluntary political action arm of the Virginia Education Association.
Our mission is to help elect friends of public education to state and statewide offices. The VEA Fund makes campaign contributions to candidates running for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and in the General Assembly.
The VEA Fund plays a crucial role in making sure public education values are at the forefront of candidates’ campaigns in Virginia. Our recommended candidates are often up against well-funded special interests that want to take Virginia’s public education in a direction that would hurt our educators, our communities, and most of all, our students. With a strong VEA Fund, public education advocates can elect champions to office and defend our values.
According to the Economic Policy Institute, teachers in Virginia earn 32.7% less in weekly wages than other (non-teacher) college-educated workers. Virginia’s teacher wage penalty is the worst in the nation.Take Action Now