Time is running out in this legislative session, and legislators are considering a number of bills of importance to educators, our students, and our profession.
Please take action to help get these three teacher priorities over the finish line before May 4.
- Pandemic Pension Credit: Ask legislators to add the pension credit to the Teacher Recruitment and Retention Task Force Bill: SB 427.
- Prohibit Dual Teaching: Tell legislators to support the amendment to prohibit dual teaching.
- Clean Air for Healthy Schools: Urge legislators to pass SB 423 creating Indoor Air Quality standards for our schools.
CEA President Kate Dias and Vice President Joslyn Delancey have written a letter to all state senators and representatives, outlining these priorities and urging them to support students and educators, but they need to hear from teachers across the state as well. Your voice can ensure our legislators support us and our students.
Teachers are busy and your time is precious and, with that in mind, we have four simple actions you can take based on the time you have available.
Whether you have 15 seconds or two hours, we hope you will take one or all four of these easy actions to help get our bills passed:
If you have 15 seconds:
- Wear red to school on April 27
Wear red and send photos with your colleagues to CEA at email@example.com, and use #CEAdayofaction to share on social media.
If you have a minute:
- Email your legislators
Tell them to stand with students and educators by supporting our bills. Click here to email your legislators.
If you have 5 minutes:
- Call your legislators
Urge them to improve school air quality, support pandemic credit, and prohibit dual teaching. Call your Representative or call your Senator.
If you have a few hours:
- Join us at the Capitol to meet with legislators
Meet us between 3:30-6pm at CEA, 21 Oak Street, 5th floor and we will walk across the street to the Capitol for discussions with legislators on these important issues. Click here to register so we can help you meet with your legislators at the Capitol.
This is a critical time for us, and we hope teachers will carve out a few minutes from your busy schedules to take one or more of these steps to help get our priorities passed.
With elections this fall, we need to let legislators know that we are watching their actions and will hold them accountable come Election Day.