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We need to dismantle unjust systems. We need to fully fund public schools. We need to hold our elected leaders accountable to our communities. And we need your help to make it happen.

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Aspiring Educators

Legislative issues that impact aspiring educators, our leading voice for the next generation of educators and leaders in this nation.

Child Nutrition

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition to families with children, promotes health and wellness, and prepares students to learn.

Department of Defense Schools

The Federal Education Association, an NEA affiliate, advocates for employee rights and quality learning environments in Department of Defense (DoDEA) schools serving military-connected students with unique challenges such as parental deployments and frequent moves.

Education Funding and Budget

Congress funds critical programs serving the students most in need through the annual budget process.

Educator Pipeline

Ensuring that students in every community have caring, committed, profession-ready educators means improving strategies for recruiting, preparing, and supporting educators at all stages

Education Support Professionals

Education Support Professionals play vital roles inside and outside the classroom. They keep schools and campuses running and ensure students are safe, healthy, and ready to learn.

Gun Violence Prevention

Students need safe environments to learn, live, and grow.

Higher Education

Going to college should not mean going into debt. Ensuring that higher education is accessible and affordable to all Americans is key to our nation’s prosperity—and to the well-being of students and families.


We need a fair immigration process that upholds America’s values and commitment to liberty and justice for all.

Labor Secretary

The Constitution requires the U.S. Senate to confirm certain presidential appointments. We take positions on judges and other nominees who matter to educators.

LGBTQ+ Rights

As Americans, we believe in equality and fairness for all, and together we can end discrimination against LGBTQ+ people.

Retirement Security

Educators in some states are denied Social Security benefits they’ve earned. NEA is pushing to end this injustice by enacting federal legislation.

Special Education

All students deserve an education that sparks their curiosity and desire to learn. Special education fits our most vulnerable students’ unique needs.

Workers' Rights

Educators and all public-service employees deserve to negotiate over pay, benefits, and working conditions, but they lack a federal law that would guarantee that right.

National Education Association

Great public schools for every student

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.