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EdAction in Congress January 16, 2022

Why voting rights are essential for successful public schools The Senate plans to vote this week on the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act (H.R. 5746). The measure is expected to fail because the Senate rule known as the filibuster allows a minority to block all but certain budget-related measures. Democrats could propose changing

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EdAction in Congress January 9, 2022

Barriers to voting rise in battleground states The perennial battlegrounds of Arizona, Florida, Georgia, and Texas are among at least 19 states that enacted laws last year making it harder for ordinary citizens to vote and easier for partisans to seize power. Similar legislation is pending in the battlegrounds of Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. Meanwhile,

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EdAction in Congress December 19, 2021

Kudos for NEA’s top cyber-lobbyists The educators named below have been relentless in reaching out to their members of Congress during the past year. We’ve got a lot to celebrate—and more to come. Thanks for helping NEA make a difference for students, educators, and families across America. Let’s keep the activism going in 2022!  

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EdAction in Congress December 12, 2021

Educators share 6 ways the Build Back Better Act can support students, schools You’re expecting a new addition to your family and just learned that although you’ve been teaching in your school district for years, you get absolutely no paid family leave to bond with your baby. None. Zero. Zilch. Maybe you’ve already had a child and are

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EdAction in Congress December 5, 2021

Senate could vote on Build Back Better Act next week Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) would like to bring the Build Back Better Act to the floor the week of Dec. 13. “As soon as the necessary technical and procedural work with the Senate parliamentarian has been completed … the Senate will take up