How to support public education in

Connecticut

Key Dates

  • Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 30, 2018
  • Primary: Aug. 14, 2018
  • No early voting
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Know the Issues

Here's what's at stake in Connecticut in the next election

College Affordability

College Affordability

Every student should be able to pursue an education without amassing major debt. We support college affordability legislation, federal loan forgiveness programs for public service and increased Pell Grant funding.

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Educator Salary

Educator Salary

Fair wages allow educators to provide for their families and do what they love without going into debt. Fact: 1 in 5 educators must take a second job to get by. This is not sustainable.

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Immigration

Immigration

Regardless of country of origin, all students deserve a quality education. We support comprehensive immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship, and rejects separating children from their families.

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Health Care

Health Care

Without quality healthcare, many students can’t come to school ready to learn. We support expanding Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), improving the Affordable Care Act and repealing the tax on employee-sponsored health insurance.

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Teacher Shortage

Teacher Shortage

To ensure each classroom has an effective teacher we must identifying and address the root cause of the shortage. Maintaining high standards for licensure ensures every student has a qualified teacher from day one.

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Education Funding

Education Funding

Fully funding public schools is the only way to ensure all students get the education they deserve, regardless of ZIP code.

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NEA Recommends

These candidates are committed to advancing student opportunity and quality public education in every neighborhood.
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Rep. John Larson (D)
U.S. House, 1st Dist.
Rep. Joe Courtney (D)
U.S. House, 2nd Dist.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D)
U.S. House, 3rd Dist.
Rep. Jim Himes (D)
U.S. House, 4th Dist.
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Take Action

Here's what you can do to support public education where you live

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Pledge your support

To ensure that every child has the opportunity to succeed, we must hold politicians accountable for the quality of public schools. Pledge to be the voice for Connecticut's students in the 2018 midterm elections!

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Spread the word

Post on social media to show your support for strong public schools.

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