NEA Protests at NRA Convention
NEA President Becky Pringle and other leaders protested outside the National Rifle Association's (NRA) annual convention in Houston, in May.
The NRA convention took place just days after a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas.
Pringle joined Texas State Teachers Association President Ovidia Molina, former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke, and other activists to call for an end to gun violence in schools.
“Our public schools should be the safest places for students and educators … . We need fewer guns in schools, not more. We need commonsense solutions now!”
—NEA President Becky Pringle
Educators Are Excited About Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Tens of thousands of NEA members sent emails and made phone calls asking their senators to support this history-making nomination. Their voices made a difference.Jackson is now the first Black woman to serve the nation’s highest court.
NEA helped Ohio's Columbus Education Association (CEA) win a seat at the table in deciding how American Rescue Plan funds would be spent locally.
CEA’s new collective bargaining agreement guarantees:
- 100+ new student support positions for the 2021 – 2022 school year
- 88 literacy specialists to support accelerated student learning
- 33 school counselors
- direct pandemic relief funds for HVAC and other facility upgrades, student technology access, and voluntary home visits
NEA Member Speaks Out Against Book Bans
Pennsylvania school librarian Samantha Hull testified at a Capitol Hill hearing in April, calling on Congress to stop censoring students and stop
"Without safe places to read, think, and discuss, we have no future.”
— School Librarian Samantha Hull
A Call for Justice
NEA continues to call on Congress to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act—which would prohibit discriminatory profiling, ban choke holds, and require federal and state police to use body cameras.
"Our families deserve to be safe, our voices heard, and our rights respected by those in power—but for far too many, that is not a reality.”
—NEA President Becky Pringle
TAKE ACTION! Tell your senator to support the law at nea.org/police-reform.
An End to Unjust Teacher Pay Regulation
NEA is calling on the U.S. Department of Labor to rescind the Fair Labor Standards Act, an archaic and outdated federal regulation that results in more than 1 million classroom teachers being significantly underpaid. NEA is leading the charge to give teachers the same protections as similarly-educated professionals.
TAKE ACTION! Pledge to give educators the support and respect they deserve at
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