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Press Release

NEA President on Speaker Pelosi Stepping Down from Party Leadership

Pringle: ‘You are a true legend whose shoes will be hard to fill’
NEA President Becky Pringle and Speaker Nancy Pelosi
Published: 11/17/2022

WASHINGTON — Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi today announced her plans to step down from leadership in Congress after serving as Democratic leader for nearly 20 years.

The following statement can be attributed to NEA President Becky Pringle:

“Thank you, Speaker Pelosi, for your tireless advocacy and inspiring leadership over these many years. Your steadfast commitment to expanding educational opportunities for every student will positively impact Americans for generations. From historic measures to keep educators and our students safe from gun violence to standing up for workers’ rights, you have led the way with tenacity and grace. You are a true legend whose shoes will be hard to fill.”

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The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.