Members of Congress featured NEA members’ views on two key issues: access to digital resources in rural areas and the harmful impact of immigration raids.
Anthony Angelini, a teacher at New Oxford Middle School in Pennsylvania, stressed the importance of high-speed internet and the role of E-Rate in bringing it to rural areas at an Oct. 21 congressional field hearing in Gettysburg, “Harvesting the Digital Age: Connecting our Communities for a Better Future,” hosted by Reps. Abby Finkenauer (D-IA) and John Joyce (R-PA), chairwoman and ranking member, respectively, of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Rural Development, Agriculture, Trade, and Entrepreneurship.
It was great to welcome @RepFinkenauer to Gettysburg for a bipartisan @HSBCgop field hearing examining the need for reliable broadband access in rural communities. We had a productive discussion on this issue, which impacts 24 million Americans. Read more: https://t.co/vBwOzSpVef pic.twitter.com/DPo2zbA9Lj
— John Joyce (@RepJohnJoyce) October 21, 2019
Angela Wolf, a teacher at Briggs Chaney Middle School in Maryland, was a panelist at an Oct. 25 event on Capitol Hill, “A Briefing on How Immigration and Customs Enforcement Actions Harm Communities,” hosted by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
One of the consequences of the Trump Administration’s immigration policies is that students are going hungry.
— NEA Education Votes (@edvotes) October 25, 2019