Political Action Committee for Education (PACE)

Idaho’s Voice for Education

Joining PACE ensures students, educators and public education win.


PACE Membership is the only way to:

  • Give all of our students access to quality, public education.
  • Ensure pro-public education candidates are elected who support students, schools and our profession.
  • Hold elected officials accountable after they are elected.
  • Build power ensuring students, educators and public education win.


Why become a PACE member?
  •  IEA members join PACE to hold politicians accountable
  • Joining PACE ensures pro-public education candidates are elected
Do dues dollars go to politics?
  • IEA dues dollars cannot be given directly to candidates
  • Only volunteer contributions to PACE can be used to elect pro-public education candidates
What if I don’t get involved in politics?
  • Public education policy is determined at the statehouse
  • All of our students deserve access to quality, public education
  • Elections have consequences and whether Idaho provides an equal opportunity education for all students
  • Public Education enemies are outstanding us in elections
Does the IEA just support Democrats and/or Republicans?
  • IEA Pace members work to elect all pro-public education candidates regardless of political affiliation
  • Candidates that support education issues need our collective support
  • Joining PACE helps elect pro-public education candidates that support students, schools, and our profession

PACE is the IEA political action committee which uses voluntary contributions from IEA members to support pro-public education policies and candidates in Idaho.

Terms and Conditions

The IEA Political Action Committee for Education (IEA-PACE) collects voluntary contributions from Association members and uses those contributions for political purposes, including, but not limited to, making contributions to and expenditures on behalf of friends of education who are candidates for state or local office.

Contributions to IEA-PACE 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. Although IEA-PACE may request a specific annual contribution, this is only a suggestion. A member may contribute more or less than the suggested amount or may contribute nothing at all without it affecting his or her membership status, rights, or benefits in the IEA or its affiliates.

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