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The Floor is Yours

If you could ask the presidential candidates one question, what would it be? Help us draw attention to the challenges facing public education by telling us what matters most to you, your students, and your community. Hundreds of thousands of educators have taken action in the past two years alone. The power of this union and our members has been on full display in cities and states across the country. And now we are taking this activism and ground game to the 2020 campaign where educators will play a major

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Compare the Candidates

Get Involved, Starting Today Right now, candidates are deciding which issues they’ll run on. Let’s make sure public education is at the top of their agenda. In an effort to ensure our members can learn about the candidates’ positions on key issues, we have developed an interactive candidate comparison tool. The weight of the 2020 election is not light. We are choosing more than the next president. We are defining who we are as a people. We are determining the values and principles at the soul of the country. This

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NEA President: Educators Will Play a Major Role in Choosing the Next President

Largest labor union launches Strong Public Schools campaign aimed at engaging its three million members WASHINGTON— The National Education Association jumped into the 2020 presidential campaign for the first time during a national conference call with reporters—highlighting what is at stake in this election and declaring that its more than three million members will have a powerful and unique voice in selecting the next president of the United States. “We are choosing more than the next president of the United States in the 2020 election,” said NEA President Lily Eskelsen

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National Average Teacher Salary Down 4.5%

By Cindy Long Amber McCoy, a fourth grade teacher at Kellogg Elementary in Huntington, West Virginia, has 16 years’ experience under her belt, but still makes just $44,000 a year. She also has about $40,000 left in student loans to pay off. McCoy has worked as a tutor, pet sitter, and Amazon customer service rep to make ends meet. In February 2018, she decided enough was enough and joined thousands of her fed-up colleagues across the state in launching a successful nine-day work stoppage. “[It] was our last resort, but it

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House Passes Common Sense School Safety Gun Bill

NEA-NH applauds today’s House vote to move HB564 to the Senate to help make NEW Hampshire schools safer places for our children. “Guns have no place in safe school zones. Period,” said Megan Tuttle, NEA-New Hampshire President. “Safe School Zones are not an option – they are the very least we can do to help assure our student’s safety.” “Our foremost priority as educators is to ensure the safety and well-being of our students. All of us share a responsibility to create and maintain safe schools and communities. House members took a stand today to help make sure every student is safe, and that every parent can trust that their child will return home after school.” “Failure to enact rational laws to prevent mass shootings is inexcusable. The time to

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NEA-NH Seacoast Region Affiliates Contracts Approved by Voters

NEA-NH units in the Seacoast Region also did very well at the polls. While we are still awaiting a few results and the possibility of a recount in one town, we can report that 10 associations affiliated with NEA-NH had their CBA’s passed by voters including: Epping Education Association Exeter Paraprofessional Association Fremont Education Association Oyster River Regional Educational Support Staff Association Newfields Paraprofessionals Association Newmarket Teachers Association Rye Educational Support Professionals Association Sanborn Regional Education Association- Passed both towns, Kingston and Newton Sanborn Educational Support Professionals – Passed both towns Seacoast Education Association

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NEA-NH Affiliates in the Eastern Region Connect With Voters

At Town Meetings and at the polls, NEA-NH affiliates in the Eastern Region had nine agreements ratified by voters. Barrington Education Association Freedom Education Association Gov Wentworth Education Association  Gov Wentworth Support Staff Association Northwood Educational Support Personnel Nottingham Paraprofessionals Association Rollinsford Education Association Tamworth Educational Support Professionals Wakefield Paraprofessionals Union

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Monadnock Region NEA-NH Units Did Well At Polls

New collective bargaining agreements were approved by voters for NEA-NH affiliates across the Monadnock Region last night. Member’s efforts to reach out to voters about the importance of supporting public education resulted in new CBAs for: Jaffrey-Rindge Education Association Mascenic Education Association Keene Education Association Winchester Teachers Association Monadnock District Education Association Monadnock Education Support Staff Association ConVal Education Association Hinsdale Votes this Saturday

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NEA-NH South Central Region Locals Scored Clean Sweep Tuesday Night

NEA-NH affiliates in the South Central region had three contracts on the ballot. All three passed. Candia Educational Support Professional Association Derry Education Association Londonderry Education Association The town of Raymond voted three to one against exploring the possibility of closing their high school and their students and tuition to Pinkerton Academy. Raymond Education Association, parents, and community members spoke out against the proposal.

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