Turning out for CEA’s #RedforEd Day of Action this Thursday is key to getting teacher priorities over the finish line. While the legislature’s Appropriations Committee failed to advance a landmark education bill on Friday, there are still ways to enact key components of that bill and others into law.
And the best way to make sure our priorities move forward is by reaching out to legislators.
In the most recent episode of CEA’s podcast, Glastonbury Education Association President Kristen Basiaga talks about CEA’s legislative priorities with CEA President Kate Dias and Vice President Joslyn DeLancey, and shares how she and her members have been and will continue to be advocating to get them signed into law.
Basiaga encourages all CEA members to take part on Thursday, however you are able.
“You can write emails, you can make phone calls, you can come to Lobby Day,” she says. “If you can’t physically show up to Lobby Day you can still wear #RedforEd. As long as we get our voices out there as expert educators, it doesn’t need to be hours of your time—anything you can do to move this agenda forward so that we get our planning time, play-based instruction, less standardized testing, and more helps a lot.”
“We won’t get these wins this legislative session unless members share their stories and push for these priorities,” says DeLancey. “We all need to do this together.”
Listen to the latest episode of Two T’s in a Pod below, or wherever you get your podcasts.