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FCC can help equip your community for remote learning

NEA’s push to equip students for remote learning during the pandemic succeeded, thanks to our members’ advocacy. Through your collective efforts, we were able to secure over $7 billion for the E-Rate program. From June 29 through August 13, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will accept applications for the Emergency Connectivity Fund created by President

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Join letter calling for pathways to citizenship for immigrants and their families

NEA’s celebration of June as Immigrant Heritage Month continues with an open  letter urging President Biden, Vice President Harris, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to include protections and pathways to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and their families in any legislation that moves forward via budget reconciliation.

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Senate to vote this week on For the People Act

The full Senate will vote this week on the For the People Act (S. 1), the most comprehensive democracy reform bill in decades. The bill rests on three pillars: reaffirming and expanding voting rights, strengthening oversight to end big money in politics, and ensuring an ethical government. It would, among other things, institute automatic voter

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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