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Senate to vote soon on For the People Act

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is planning to bring the For the People Act (S. 1) to the floor later this month despite recent developments that make the already steep path to passage even steeper. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV), the only Democrat who is not a cosponsor of S. 1, says he will vote

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Stop anti-labor policies in Department of Defense schools

Two years ago, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)—the school system for the children of our military personnel—began requiring stateside educators represented by the Federal Education Association, an NEA affiliate, to devote 24 additional, unpaid hours per quarter to busy work that hinders their ability to prepare for instruction and attend to students. On

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June 14-19 is immigration week of action

June is Immigrant Heritage Month and education, immigration, and other organizations are coming together June 14-19 for a kids, youth, and educator week of action. The event coincides with the ninth anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the first anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold DACA. The week of action

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Senate to vote on key bills already passed by the House

During the month of June, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) plans to take up several NEA-supported bills already passed by the House that address priority issues for working people and vulnerable populations. Despite repeated efforts to move these bills in a bipartisan way, obstructionism has prevailed and mired the Senate in gridlock. Please urge

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Send us stories and photos demonstrating the need for school modernization

The pandemic has heightened awareness of the sorry condition of too many of America’s public schools—failing HVAC systems, leaks that breed mold, and hazardous building materials that disproportionately harm students of color, students with disabilities, and students in rural areas. Half of our public schools are over 50 years old. Right now, Congress is crafting