How to support public education in

New York

Key Dates

  • Voter Registration Deadline: Oct. 12, 2018
  • Early Voting (General): Request absentee ballot by Nov. 5, 2018
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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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Retirement Security

Retirement Security

Educators deserve access to the benefits they spent their lives paying for. Protecting pensions and Social Security ensures retired educators live with dignity.

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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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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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Gun Violence Prevention

Gun Violence Prevention

Students and educators deserve to learn and teach in a safe environment. That’s why we demand gun violence reform.

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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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NEA Recommends

These candidates are committed to advancing student opportunity and quality public education in every neighborhood.
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Perry Gershon (D)
U.S. House, 1st Dist.
Liuba Grechen Shirley (D)
U.S. House, 2nd Dist.
Rep. Kathleen Rice (D)
U.S. House, 4th Dist.
Rep. Yvette Clarke (D)
U.S. House, 9th Dist.
Rep. Dan Donovan (R)
U.S. House, 11th Dist.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D)
U.S. House, 12th Dist.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D)
U.S. House, 14th Dist.
Rep. Eliot Engel (D)
U.S. House, 16th Dist.
Antonio Delgado (D)
U.S. House, 19th Dist.
Anthony Brindisi (D)
U.S. House, 22nd Dist.
Joe Morelle (D)
U.S. House, 25th Dist.
Nathan McMurray (D)
U.S. House, 27th Dist.
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