NEA speaks up for the rights of students. Browse recent messages to Congressional leadership, and add your voice.
America’s strength comes from our ability to bridge difference—bringing together people from different places, different cultures, and different backgrounds for the good of us all.
For our nation to thrive, we cannot let anyone divide us based on where we come from, where we live, our religious beliefs, our age, our ability status, or income.
Educators prepare students to live in a diverse, interdependent world, and this requires confronting, examining, and addressing our own prejudices and biases.
Letters & Testimony
Submitted on 02/28/2022
Bills in Congress
Learn NEA's position on pending legislation related to public education, and take action to protect our schools
Introduced on 05/03/2022
A bill to codify into law the right to reproductive freedom established nearly 50 years ago by the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade.
H Con Res 70 Condemning threats of violence against historically Black colleges and universities ("HBCUs") and reaffirming support for HBCUs and their students. www.congress.gov
Introduced on 03/07/2022
vote YES on H.Con.Res. 70
Introduced on 03/23/2021
This legislation would help to address the rise of hate crimes and violence targeted at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Among other things, the legislation would designate a Department of Justice employee to assist with expedited review of COVID-19 hate crimes reported to federal, state, and/or local law enforcement.
“The idea that we are neutral actors is false. We are not. We have lots of power. We meet with young people every day and we want to ensure there is a just and equitable educational experience for all of them.”