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DNC highlights NEA members, prioritizes public education

By Amanda Menas Since the beginning of his presidential campaign, Joe Biden has made public education a top priority. This continued during the Democratic National Convention this week, where Biden appeared with wife Dr. Jill Biden by his side, an educator and long-time NEA member herself. Throughout the virtual convention, NEA members from Arizona and

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6 reasons educators are excited about Kamala Harris

By Amanda Menas / photo: ImageSPACE/MediaPunch/IPx On August 11, Joe Biden announced Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) to be his Vice Presidential running mate. Biden promised to nominate a woman vice president during the final Democratic presidential debate in March 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic came into full view across the country. Biden’s historic selection of

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Tell senators to support the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Educators rally to pass the Voting Rights Amendment Act

August 6 was the 55th anniversary of the signing of the landmark Voting Rights Act, key portions of which were invalidated in 2013 by the Supreme Court’s decision in Shelby v. Holder. Recent primary elections in Wisconsin and Georgia were riddled with problems—polling place closures, long lines with hours-long waits, unfulfilled absentee ballot requests, and

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These senators are standing in the way of funding to stabilize public schools

Nearly 2 million education jobs could be lost over the next three years if the Senate fails to act soon to close growing state and local budget gaps caused by COVID-19, an NEA analysis and state-by-state breakdown warned. These five senators are standing by as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) refuses to participate in negotiations and