National Education Association, Washington, DC
$500,000 to winners, $5,635,888 to losers
Founded in 1857, the National Education Association is the largest union and professional organization representing teachers and other staff in public schools as well as faculty and staff at colleges and universities. It merged with the American Teachers Association in 1966 and has more than 3.2 million members today, with local affiliates in every state. The California Teachers Association is the state affiliate of the national association.
Total contributions: $6,135,888
List of contributions
Source: Contribution data from National Institute on Money in State Politics
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