SHINY APPLES

A shiny apple to 31 legislators who joined a progressive caucus to fight for issues of importance to the state’s middle class. Read about the legislators who are part of this progressive movement.

IT’S TIME TO ROLL BACK THE TEACHER TAX

We have a little over a week to urge legislators to do what’s right and roll back the teacher tax. Legislators are currently considering action on a budget bill, so now is the time to contact them. Contact your legislators and tell them to roll back the teacher tax and pass HB 5430. Tell legislative leaders to…

EA MEMBER DEALS & DISCOUNTS

Hey, theatergoers! From the magic of Disney’s Lion King and The Illusionists to the conga beat of On Your Feet, CEA members save on Broadway’s best at The Bushnell.

Root, root, root for the home team at the Hartford Yard Goats’ CEA Teacher Appreciation Days. Free buttons, fireworks, and more! Hurry—tickets sell out fast

FUNDING FOR SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAMS’

Are you a high school or middle school coach? Click here to apply for a $1,000 grant from California Casualty. California Casualty, an NEA Member Benefits provider, has an athletics grant program to provide support to sports programs negatively impacted by reduced budgets. Read about the latest Connecticut school awarded the grant.

CEA: YOUR UNION ADVANTAGE

Watch the video of Berlin teacher Kelly Dumas explaining the stark differences between starting her career in Las Vegas, where teachers were convinced to leave the union, and working in Connecticut with strong union support. Watch video.  

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED

Read CEA President Sheila Cohen’s important message about how you can help make the difference in passing new laws to prevent assaults on teachers. Your action is needed now to convince legislators to call the bill for a vote before the session ends on May 9. CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATORS

PLAY BALL

Baseball season is starting, and we have your discounted seats to the Hartford Yard Goats CEA Teacher Appreciation Games. Join your colleagues at the ballpark on Saturday, May 5, Friday, July 27, and Friday August 24s. Tickets sell quickly, so get on the ball!