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Election Day Is Tues., Nov. 8

Are you ready for the General Election? The voter registration deadline is Oct. 24; register at registertovote.ca.gov. All registered voters will receive a vote-by-mail ballot. You can make sure you’re prepared to vote by following a few simple steps here.

Vote with California educators! When you follow CTA recommendations on candidates and important initiatives, you are voting to support California students, schools and colleges. Visit cta.yourvoter.guide for customized recommendations on your ballot.

2023 Conference Grants Available

The CTA Board of Directors is awarding incentive grants for attendance at the following 2023 statewide conferences (application deadlines are noted in parentheses):

  • Issues Conference, Jan. 13-15, Las Vegas (Nov. 7)
  • Good Teaching Conference – North, Feb. 3-5, Burlingame (Nov. 7)
  • Good Teaching Conference – South, March 3-5, Garden Grove (Jan. 10)
  • Equity & Human Rights Conference, March 17-19, Santa Clara (Jan. 10)

Available grants:

Minority Incentive Grants – Minority members are defined as belonging to one of the following racial-ethnic groups: African American; American Indian/Alaska Native; Asian; Hispanic; Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander or Multi-ethnic. These grants are offered to encourage minority leadership within CTA.

Small Chapter Incentive Grants – Awarded to chapters with a unit size of 100 or fewer members. Unit size is defined as the number of persons who are represented for purposes of collective bargaining. Chapter membership may be less than the unit size.

New Member Grants – Awarded to applicants who are within their first 5 years of CTA membership.

To apply, visit cta.org/grants. To learn more about upcoming conferences, visit cta.org/conferences.

Deadline to File Public Service Loan Forgiveness Waiver: Oct. 31

Last year, the Biden Administration temporarily expanded eligibility for the federal PSLF program – but borrowers must apply for a waiver by Oct. 31. (This waiver is separate from the one-time student loan forgiveness plan President Biden announced in August.)

The PSLF program cancels any remaining federal student loan debt for eligible government and nonprofit workers, including many teachers, after they have made 120 qualifying monthly payments. While some federal loans and payment plans did not qualify under earlier PSLF rules, under the waiver all payments are eligible.

Eligible borrowers may be required to consolidate their debt by Oct. 31 in addition to submitting a PSLF waiver application.

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VTA-PAC  FPPC# 1222549

CTA-endorsed Disability Insurance

Disability insurance helps protect your paycheck if you’re unable to work due to injury, illness (including mental health conditions and substance abuse), pregnancy or childbirth. Benefits are paid directly to you and can be used for expenses health insurance doesn’t cover.

  • Replaces up to 80%1 of your daily income2
  • Starts paying benefits after you are out of work for 7 consecutive workdays3
  • Covers any preexisting conditions once you are enrolled and work for 10 consecutive workdays
  • Includes additional Student Loan and Cancer Benefits for eligible members
  • Includes access to the NEW Summer Benefit4 provided by CTA

 

To learn more, click here!

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