Elections Committee Email Communications

2 June 2020 AFT Adjunct/Contingent Caucus Fwd: AFT-ACC Election Announcement


Jun 2, 2020, 9:19 PM Hi All: The last announcement had inadvertently dropped a listing of all positions open for nominations. This announcement contains the full list. Geoff Johnson AFT-ACC President
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Date: Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 9:07 PM
Subject: AFT-ACC Election Announcement</prof.veronica.miranda@gmail.com> Hello All, This email is meant to announce the opening of nominations for the AFT Adjunct Contingent/Adjunct Caucus.

Send mailed nominations to: Veronica Miranda

P.O. Box 32446

Los Angeles, CA 90032

Send emailed nominations to: aft.acc.elections@gmail.com

Please see the attached document or the link below to review the elections guidelines. Election Guidelines Thank you, Veronica Miranda




11 June 2020 Reminder: Open Nominations for AFT-ACC


Hi All, This is a friendly reminder that the nominations for all 13 positions in the Caucus are open and will remain open until Fri, July 3. Please see the election guidelines in the attached. The open positions are as follows:

President

Vice President

Secretary

Treasurer

Communications Officer

Membership Officer

Organizing Officer

Members-at-Large (6)

  1. Member representing the western half of the United States.

  2. Member representing two-year institutions.

  3. Member representing four-year institutions.

  4. Member representing private institutions.

  5. Member representing so-called "right to work" states.

  6. Member representing the eastern half of the United States

Please send nominations for yourself or another via one of the following: Email: aft.acc.elections@gmail.com OR

Mail: Veronica Miranda

P.O. Box 32446

Los Angeles, CA 90032

Veronica Miranda Elections Committee Chair AFT-ACC




26 June 2020 Reminder: AFT-ACC Officer Nominations


Jun 26, 2020, 4:04 PM Hi Again, This is a reminder to submit your nominations for the AFT-ACC officer positions. We have received several nominations for several positions. Currently, there are still some important positions that haven't yet received nominations, including: Secretary Communications Officer Membership Officer Organizing Officer Member-At-Large (Two-Year Institutions) Member-At-Large (Private Institutions) Member-At-Large (Right-to-Work states) The deadline to submit nominations for yourself or for others is next Fri, July 3. Please send nominations to one of the following: Email: aft.acc.elections@gmail.com

OR

Mail: Veronica Miranda

P.O. Box 32446

Los Angeles, CA 90032

Candidates will be announced and published to the AFT-ACC elections webpage (http://www.aft-acc.org/caucus-election) on Sat, July 4. To view a copy of the elections guidelines, please visit the following page: AFT-ACC Elections Guidelines Veronica Miranda Elections Committee Chair AFT-ACC




2 July 2020 Last Call for Nominations


Hi All, This is a last call for nominations for the AFT-ACC officer positions. The deadline for nominations is tomorrow (Fri, July 3). Please see the election guidelines via this link: AFT-ACC Election Guidelines There are still several positions we haven't yet received nominations for. These are: Secretary Communications Officer Membership Officer Organizing Officer Member-At-Large (Two-Year Institutions) Member-At-Large (Private Institutions) Member-At-Large (Right-to-Work states) We have received nominations for the following: President Vice President Treasurer Member at Large (Eastern States) Member at Large (Western States) Member at Large (4-Year Institutions) Member at Large If you'd like to make one or more nominations for any of the above positions, please send their name(s) and the position(s) you'd like to nominate them for to ONE of the following. aft.acc.elections@gmail.com

OR

Veronica Miranda

P.O. Box 32446

Los Angeles, CA 90032

Candidates will be announced and published to the AFT-ACC elections webpage (http://www.aft-acc.org/caucus-election) on Sat, July 4. Voting will begin the same day. To view a copy of the elections guidelines, please visit the following page: AFT-ACC Elections Guidelines Veronica Miranda Elections Committee Chair AFT-ACC




3 July 2020 Nominations: Final Day


4:18 PM Hi Again! Today is the final day for nominations for the AFT-ACC office. There are a few hours left to make these nominations via email. (Mailed nominations will no longer be received in time before the deadline.) We've received several more nominations in the past 24 hours. Thank you everyone for sending these out. There are still a couple positions that we haven't received nominations for: Secretary Member-At-Large (Private Institutions) Please send nominations for yourself or for others before the end of the day via email: aft.acc.elections@gmail.com

Candidates will be announced and published to the AFT-ACC elections webpage (http://www.aft-acc.org/caucus-election) tomorrow (Sat, July 4), and voting will begin the same day. To view a copy of the elections guidelines, please visit the following page: AFT-ACC Elections Guidelines To view all communications from the Elections Committee, please go to: Elections Committee Communications Veronica Miranda Elections Committee Chair AFT-ACC




4 July 2020 AFT-ACC Voting Begins Today!


4:37 PM Hello Everyone! Happy 4th of July! We're announcing the first day of voting! We also wanted to ensure you receive and can find your ballot. Ballots will be sent out today at 5pm via Election Buddy to your email that we have on file. Please check all your inboxes, should the ballot land outside of your primary inbox. The sender will be AFT Adjunct-Contingent Faculty Caucus and the subject line will be Vote Now!: AFT Adjunct-Contingent Faculty Caucus - AFT-ACC 2020 Elections. Election Buddy will send out one reminder to vote. This reminder may include a link to your ballot. But I will also send out emailed reminders via this listserve. To ensure security and anonymity in voting, each member will receive a unique ballot key via Election Buddy. Please do not share this key with anyone. (Doing so would amount to allowing someone else to take your vote.) Please note: each person can submit only one ballot. Once ballots are submitted, votes cannot be changed. All the more reason to not share your ballot key. We're posting information for each candidate on the AFT-ACC website to help you learn about the candidates. Before the end of the day today, a list of all candidates and the offices they're running for will be published. On Fri, July 10, written candidate statements will be published on this page, On Fri, July 17, video statements will be posted on the same page. And you'll be able to view both statements through this link: The 2020 Candidates. Please also note: voting will remain open until Thu, July 23 @9pm PST / midnight EST. Feel free to direct your questions to our email aft.acc.elections@gmail.com. Veronica Miranda Elections Committee Chair AFT Adjunct-Contingent Faculty Caucus




10 July 2020 Candidate Photos & Statements


Jul 10, 2020, 5:56 PM

Hi All!

The Elections Committee has published all candidate photos and statements that we've received to the AFT-ACC website and can be viewed through this link: The 2020 Candidates. The statements are meant to give everyone a brief overview of the candidates' experience, leadership ability, and priorities. The purpose of these statements are to inform your votes.

In lieu of a live forum, and to further help your voting decisions, candidates are also being asked to provide a video statement, in which you will be able to see and hear their personalities, and better understand their goals, how they intend to reach those goals, their familiarity with adjunct / contingent / part-time faculty issues, and how to they intend to address these issues. Video statements will be published on Fri, July 17.

We'd like to remind everyone that voting ballots went out July 4. Please check all your inboxes (i.e. Focused, Other, Junk, etc.), for an email from the AFT Adjunct-Contingent Faculty Caucus with the subject line Vote Now!: AFT Adjunct-Contingent Faculty Caucus - AFT-ACC 2020 Elections. If you are unable to find this email, please contact the Elections Committee at aft.acc.elections@gmail.com.

Have a great weekend!

Veronica Miranda

Elections Committee Chair

AFT-ACC




9 July 2020 Reminder: Candidate Photos & Written Statements Due Tomorrow


Hello Again! Thank you to those who've submitted their photos and written statements. These will help members decide on their votes. If you haven't yet done so, please be sure to submit a photo of yourself, along with a 250-word (max) written statement answering the following questions: Why do you want to serve in the leadership of the AFT-ACC? What are your leadership strengths? Identify your top leadership strengths and describe how you've used them (Examples of strengths may include honesty, integrity, confidence, communication, decision-making, accountability, emotional intelligence, empathy, resilience, transparency, vision and purpose, etc.) Tell us about your experience working with labor unions. What issues are most important to you, as they pertain to the Adjunct-Contingent Caucus position for which you are running? Please send your photo and statement to aft.acc.elections@gmail.com. Photos and statements will be published on the AFT-ACC website on Fri, July 10 to inform member voting. More information regarding deadlines and information relevant to candidates can be found in the previous email sent on July 4 (please see a copy below) and on the AFT-ACC website (see link: http://www.aft-acc.org/candidates-page). Thank you everyone for running for AFT-ACC office. We're looking forward to a great campaign! Veronica Miranda Elections Committee Chair AFT-ACC Hello Candidates! Congratulations on being nominated for officer positions with the American Federation of Teachers Adjunct-Contingent Faculty Caucus (AFT-ACC). We're excited to have you all running for these posts. As of today, we'd like to encourage you to begin campaigning to gain voter support for yourself. Please see below for the guidelines and deadlines for your campaigns. The guidelines can also be found in the full text of the elections guidelines. Visit: AFT-ACC Elections Guidelines to view the full text. To help you in your efforts, please email the following to the Elections Committee: A video statement url (by July 15) (Visit the following link for instructions: Creating a Video Statement) A written candidate statement (by July 9) (Visit the following link for instructions: Statement of Candidacy) A photo of yourself (by July 9) These items will be published on the Caucus website on the Candidates Page (see 2020 Candidates). From Election Guidelines Campaigning 1. The Elections Committee will ask candidates to provide a written statement (250 words max) and video statement (3-5 mins) in which they will answer questions the Election Committee will provide. These statements will be posted on the Caucus website (aft-acc.org) 2. Although Caucus funds may be used to pay for nomination and election notices and other expenses for conducting the election, the use of Caucus funds to promote the candidacy of any person in a Caucus officer election is prohibited. 3. No monies received by any labor organization by way of dues, assessment, or similar levy, and no monies of an employer shall be contributed or applied to promote the candidacy of any person. 4. However, local unions are encouraged to pay for the costs of nominees to attend the national convention. 5. Nominees can use their own personal funds for their campaign, as well. Timeline July 4 Voting opens & Campaigning begins July 9 Submit photo and written declaration of candidacy to the Elections Committee July 10 Candidate photos and written declarations of candidacy published on Caucus website July 16 Submit video statement to the Elections Committee July 17 Candidate Video Statements published on Caucus website July 23 Voting Closes and Campaigning ends July 24 Winners Announced
Best of luck! Veronica Miranda Elections Committee Chair AFT Adjunct-Contingent Faculty Caucus




9 July 2020 AFT-ACC Elections


Hi All, Please note, today (Thu, July 9) is the last day to submit your photos and written statements. Send both to the Elections Committee at aft.acc.elections@gmail.com. All photos and statements will be published on the AFT-ACC website on the candidates page (The 2020 Candidates) tomorrow (Fri, July 10). A reminder email went out yesterday with more information (see below for full text). If you have any questions for us, send emails to aft.acc.elections@gmail.com. Be well! Stay safe! Veronica Miranda Elections Committee Chair AFT-ACC Hello Again! Thank you to those who've submitted their photos and written statements. These will help members decide on their votes. If you haven't yet done so, please be sure to submit a photo of yourself, along with a 250-word (max) written statement answering the following questions: Why do you want to serve in the leadership of the AFT-ACC?
What are your leadership strengths? Identify your top leadership strengths and describe how you've used them (Examples of strengths may include honesty, integrity, confidence, communication, decision-making, accountability, emotional intelligence, empathy, resilience, transparency, vision and purpose, etc.) Tell us about your experience working with labor unions.
What issues are most important to you, as they pertain to the Adjunct-Contingent Caucus position for which you are running? Please send your photo and statement to aft.acc.elections@gmail.com. Photos and statements will be published on the AFT-ACC website on Fri, July 10 to inform member voting. More information regarding deadlines and information relevant to candidates can be found in the previous email sent on July 4 (please see a copy below) and on the AFT-ACC website (see link: http://www.aft-acc.org/candidates-page). Thank you everyone for running for AFT-ACC office. We're looking forward to a great campaign! Veronica Miranda Elections Committee Chair AFT-ACC




16 July 2020 AFT-ACC Elections


Hi Again, Today is the deadline to send the Elections Committee (aft.acc.elections@gmail.com) a link to your video statements. If you're experiencing any trouble with your videos, please let us know and we can work it out together. P.S. See below for my previous two emails regarding video statements, which contain more information. Respectfully, Veronica Hi All, This is a friendly reminder to submit a link to your video statements to this email address (aft.acc.elections@gmail.com) by the end of day tomorrow (Thu, July 16). Video statements will be published on aft-acc.org on Fri, July 17. I also wanted to include a copy of the candidates timeline sent in a previous email: Timeline July 4 Voting opens & Campaigning begins July 9 Submit photo and written declaration of candidacy to the Elections Committee July 10 Candidate photos and written declarations of candidacy published on Caucus website July 16 Submit video statement to the Elections Committee July 17 Candidate Video Statements published on Caucus website July 23 Voting Closes and Campaigning ends July 24 Winners Announced P.S. Please see below for my email from Thu, July 10, which contains more information regarding the video statements. Take care! Veronica Hello! Thank you everyone for submitting your photos and written statements. These have been published on the AFT-ACC website. (See link: The 2020 Candidates) The answers you provided in these statements will give members a brief overview of your experience, leadership ability, and priorities. In lieu of a live forum, the Elections Committee is asking all candidates to prepare a video statement to allow members to see and hear, not only your personality, but also to better understand your goals, how you intend to reach those goals, your familiarity of adjunct / contingent / part-time faculty issues, as well as how to you intend to address those issues. We've prepared a document that provides more information about your video statements. Included in the document are the questions you should answer, as well as suggestions and a step-by-step tutorial for recording a video of yourself. Please follow this link to view this document: Instructions for Video Statement. If you need any assistance in preparing your video, please feel free to reach out to us via email: aft.acc.elections@gmail.com. Veronica Miranda Elections Committee Chair AFT-ACC




17 July 2020 Video Statements - Deadline Passed


Hi There, I hope this email finds you well. We wanted to remind candidates the deadline for video statements was yesterday (Thu, Jul 16). Today (Fri, Jul 17) we're scheduled to publish them and announce their publication to the Caucus. We understand you're all very busy. This is why the committee decided it'd be best to practice some flexibility. We've published several video statements and will continue to publish them as we receive them. But we encourage candidates to send their recorded statements as soon as possible, being mindful of the deadline for voting, which is next Thu, Jul 23. As always, if you have any questions or are experiencing any trouble with your video, please feel free to reach out to us. Be well, Veronica Miranda AFT-ACC Elections Committee Chair




17 July 2020 Candidate Video Statements


Jul 17, 2020, 11:04 PM Hello Everyone! We're happy to announce the publication of the AFT-ACC's candidates' video statements on the AFT-ACC website (see link: https://www.aft-acc.org/2020candidates). Our candidates have created their own video statements, answering the following questions: What goals would you like to accomplish as an officer of the AFT-ACC? Why are these goals important? How will you use your strengths to reach these goals? In your estimation, what is the most pressing issue adjunct/contingent faculty of this country are facing? How do you plan to advance the interests of adjunct/contingent/part-time faculty in the country? As we have not yet received all video statements, we'll publish them as we receive them. So, please check back to the candidates page to view new videos. Candidate photos and written statements can also be viewed on the website through this link: The 2020 Candidates. To access the candidate statements, click on the candidates' photos. The statements are meant to give everyone a brief overview of the candidates' experience, leadership ability, and priorities. The purpose of these statements are to help you decide how to vote. We'd also like to remind everyone once more that voting ballots went out July 4. Please check all your inboxes (i.e. Focused, Other, Junk, etc.), for an email from the AFT Adjunct-Contingent Faculty Caucus with the subject line Vote Now!: AFT Adjunct-Contingent Faculty Caucus - AFT-ACC 2020 Elections. If you are unable to find this email, please contact the Elections Committee at aft.acc.elections@gmail.com. Be safe, everyone. Veronica Miranda Elections Committee Chair AFT-ACC




23 July 2020 Last Day to Vote Today (Thu, Fri 23 @9p PST/midnight EST)


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Hello Everyone!

Today is the last day to vote for AFT-ACC candidates. Original ballots went out on on July 4 and reminders went out on July 20. Please submit your ballots before 9p PST/midnight EST tonight to vote for your chosen candidates. To help you vote, please visit https://www.aft-acc.org/2020candidates to view candidate photos, written and video statements.

Please check all your inboxes (i.e. Focused, Other, Junk, etc.), for an email from the AFT Adjunct-Contingent Faculty Caucus with the subject line Vote Now!: AFT Adjunct-Contingent Faculty Caucus - AFT-ACC 2020 Elections.

Take care,

Veronica Miranda

Elections Committee Chair

AFT-ACC





24 July 2020 AFT-ACC Run-Off Election


<h5 class="font_5">aft.acc.elections <aft.acc.elections@gmail.com></aft.acc.elections@gmail.com></h5> Fri, Jul 24, 9:44 PM Hello Again! The Elections Committee will conduct a run-off election beginning next Monday for the Member-at-Large for Two-Year Institutions. Because no candidate in the Member-at-Large (Two-Year Institutes) office won a majority of votes cast, a run-off election will be conducted. According to the Caucus bylaws (Article IV Section 6) and the election guidelines (F(4) Election Procedures):

"In the event that no candidate receives a majority of all votes cast, the Elections Committee shall conduct a run-off between the candidates with the most votes for that office".

The two candidates who received the most votes were Bobbi-Lee Smart and Grace Chee. However, Dr. Smart has graciously requested to be removed from the running. Therefore, after Bobbi, the candidates who received the most votes were Grace Chee and Carlynne Albee. These two candidates will be on the ballot for the run-off election. Ballots will be sent via Election Buddy, once more. Please look for an email in all your inboxes (i.e. Focused, Other, Junk, etc) from the AFT Adjunct-Contingent Faculty Caucus with the subject line Vote now: AFT-ACC Run-Off Election: Member-at-Large (2-Yr Inst.) Voting will begin Mon, July 27 @8am PST/11a EST and will end Fri, July 31 @9pm PST/midnight EST. The winner will be announced on Sat, Aug 1 on the AFT-ACC website on the Election Results page. Veronica Miranda Elections Committee Chair AFT-ACC




2 August 2020 Run-Off Election Results (Member-At-Large, 2-yr Inst.)


9:21 AM Hello All! The Elections Committee would like to congratulate Grace Chee for receiving the majority of votes cast for Member-At-Large (Two-Year Institutions). Congratulations again to all the Caucus winners. Veronica Miranda AFT-ACC Elections Committee Chair