election cycle. In this sense, NEA-PAC benefits American democracy--it works to increase voter information and political participation among its members. For the NEA, its 1992 campaign and PAC activities represent a continuation of long-standing, relatively institutionalized relationships with the Democratic party. These relationships may become even stronger as a result of the appointment of Debra DeLee, director of NEA's Government Relations, as an unpaid co--vice chair of the Democratic National Committee. Yet 1992 was also a success because NEA was able to make educational issues an important area of choice between the parties, even as both candidates stressed education's importance to their issue agendas.