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Delegates Send Their Messages to Congress on Jobs and ESEA

RA delegates sign a banner as part of the Speak Up for Education & Kids campaign.

Photo by Will Potter for RA Today
All Rights Reserved. Courtesy of the National Education Association

July 4, 2010

By Will Potter

Delegates are taking advantage of every opportunity to make their voices heard at this year’s Representative Assembly.

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved critical legislation to keep teachers in the classroom, but the bill must still pass the Senate. Delegates are video-recording messages to members of Congress at the Legislative Action Center booth, placing a name and a face on the education jobs crisis. Delegates are speaking up about how to fix No Child Left Behind and reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

They’re also donating to the NEA Fund for Children & Public Education, which helps education-friendly lawmakers. After signing up at the NEA Fund, delegates can also sign a giant banner which will be shipped back to Washington, DC and used in NEA campaign efforts: “We believe in a great public school for every student. We ask Congress to join us in turning this hope into action.”

For more ways to speak up for education and kids, visit EducationVotes.Nea.org.


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