“We are at a pivotal moment for passing legislation critical to Connecticut’s children, teachers, and public schools,” reads an open letter to Connecticut legislators, parents, and voters from CEA President Kate Dias and Vice President Joslyn DeLancey that ran this weekend in the Hartford Courant and the eight daily Hearst Connecticut newspapers.
With only nine days left in the legislative session, there’s not much time to get teacher priorities across the finish line, and Dias and DeLancey are encouraging all CEA members to join in a Red for Ed Day of Action this Wednesday.
“We know teachers are so busy, but we’d love to have as many members as possible join us after school on Wednesday at the Capitol to speak face to face with your legislators,” says Dias. “Your CEA leaders advocate on teacher priorities every day, but nothing is as compelling to legislators as hearing firsthand accounts of what’s really going on in schools directly from their constituents.”
Members who don’t have time to make it to Hartford can still join the Day of Action by wearing red and contacting their legislators to advocate for CEA priorities.