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RELEASE: Senate Limits Employees’ Ability to Advocate With Passage of SB-11

Joint Statement of the leaders of New Hampshire AFL-CIO and its affiliates, the National Education Association of New Hampshire, the State Employees Association, the New Hampshire Carpenters, and the New Hampshire Teamsters following the Senate passage of so-called “Right-to-Work” legislation Concord – Today the New Hampshire Senate passed the so-called “Right-to-Work” bill. This bill is not about improving New Hampshire’s economy or increasing the freedoms of any worker in the Granite State. Instead it is an attack on all working families by special interests seeking to lower wages for everyone

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NEA-NH Response to Edelblut Nomination

Governor Chris Sununu is reportedly set to tap former one-term State Representative Frank Edelblut as New Hampshire Commissioner of Education. Best known for his divisive statements in the legislature and during his brief run for the Republican nomination for governor last year, Edelblut is one of New Hampshire’s most extreme opponents of a strong public education system. NEA-NH Vice-president Megan Tuttle provided the following response to the nomination: “We all—parents, educators, officials, community leaders—share the responsibility for the success of students. We must all ask ourselves what we can do

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My Union Experience: Standing Strong for Education for More Than 150 Years

This legislative session is shaping up to be a challenging one. Now more than ever, our collective strength will enable us to serve the needs of our students and members. During the 2016 Campaigns we heard our candidates speak out eloquently in support of public education and labor unions. We also heard the same anti-labor, anti-teacher, anti-public education rhetoric. Sadly, many of those supporting these views have won office. We know that our union experience is far different than the cliches, scapegoating, and name-calling. My union experience starts with recognizing

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2016 Election Results: Challenging Years Ahead

by Brendon Browne, Government Relations Director, NEA-New Hampshire NEA-New Hampshire recommended candidates at the top of the ticket went four for five, with Secretary Clinton carrying the state, Governor Hassan narrowly defeating Senator Ayotte for a U.S. Senate seat, Congresswoman Annie Kuster returning to Washington for a third consecutive term in the Second Congressional District, and former Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter for a fourth non-consecutive term.  Unfortunately, in what is probably the most important race for NEA-NH, Executive Council Chris Sununu defeated fellow Executive Councilor Colin Van Ostern in the Governor’s race. Governor Elect Sununu will be the first Republican Governor in twelve years

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Ensuring Safe, Welcoming, and Bias-free Schools

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Take the Pledge: Safe Learning Environments for Every Student

Schools should be havens. But right now, many of our students are scared, anxious, and feeling threatened. We are hearing from students and educators around the country who are encountering hostile, hateful environments in their schools and communities, with fake deportation notices being handed out and swastikas drawn in bathrooms. We are being flooded with reports of hate speech and images directed at students in our schools. Nooses. Racist graffiti. Threats to our LGBTQ students. Headscarves being torn off. Girls being assaulted. Children are hearing that they are not welcome in their schools and even in the country they call home. There is no place for this in our schools. Educators know that this isn’t about politics, but simply that every student deserves a safe, welcoming, affirming learning environment. In

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Van Ostern is a Public Education Champion

By Scott McGilvray, NEA-NH President This fall, Americans across the country will elect a president, vice president, governors, state legislators, and members of the U.S. Congress and Senate. Early and absentee voting has already started in several states. As educators, we are keenly aware that we are electing our bosses – officials who influence what happens in our schools and classrooms.  One race this year has the potential to have a significant impact on the lives of public education employees and their families: the race for New Hampshire Governor.  NEA-New Hampshire, the state’s largest union, is recommending Colin Van Ostern for Governor, and is asking our 17,000 members and their families to support him during the campaign and on Election Day in November. Colin shares our belief that good public schools are the foundation for strong communities and a vibrant New Hampshire economy.

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New Hampshire Educators Decry “Trump Effect”

Educators Share Accounts of How Trump’s Hate-Filled Campaign is Harming Their Students CONCORD, NH, 10/03/16 – To mark the beginning of National Bullying Prevention Month, educators in New Hampshire joined colleagues across the country to discuss Donald Trump’s dangerous and hateful rhetoric, the negative effect they are witnessing in classrooms, and the terrible example that Trump is setting for children. A recent report by the non-partisan Southern Poverty Law Center, titled “The Trump Effect,” offers hard data about the widespread trickle-down effect Donald Trump’s campaign is having in schools: More than two-thirds of teachers in the survey reported students – typically immigrants, children of immigrants and Muslims – have spoken about fears of what this election could mean to their lives and their family’s lives. More than a third reported

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NEA Releases New Ad Aimed at Senator Ayotte’s Votes on Student Loans

New TV ad keeps Ayotte honest about her votes to cut Pell Grants and raise student loan interest rates. WASHINGTON—With all eyes focused on one of the most watched U.S. Senate races in the country, the NEA Advocacy Fund began running a new television ad accusing U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte of siding with special interests instead of New Hampshire’s students and families. The seven-figure television spot, “A Heavy Burden,” is scheduled to run in the Boston media market, the eighth largest media market in the country, through September 9. “New Hampshire students want degrees, not debt,” said NEA political director Carrie Pugh. “Yet many students are stuck due to the burden of student debt. When presented with the opportunity to provide student loan debt relief to tens of thousands of

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