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Homeroom 603: Conversation with District 3 Senate Candidate Chris Meier

“Chris believes that strong public schools are essential to growing our economy. I have no doubt that Chris will always stand up for our public education system in New Hampshire.” Meet Chris Meier, NEA-New Hampshire’s recommended candidate in Senate District 3 (Carroll county, plus Middleton, Milton, ant Waterville Valley).  Chris is a lawyer and partner with Cooper Cargill Chant in North Conway, and serves on the Board of Mount Washington Valley Chamber of Commerce.  He has also served on his local zoning board, local Land Trust, Community Health Center, helped

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Homeroom 603: Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky

NEA-NH’s series of interviews and conversations with candidates continues with Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky. NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle and NEA-NH Government Relations Director Brendon Browne sat down with Executive Councilor Andru Volinksy for a conversation on school funding, the role of the Executive Council and political district gerrymandering in New Hampshire. “Education should not be an accident of geography,” states Volinsky. “In my professional capacity as a lawyer, I have represented communities fighting to protect public funding for schools including in the Claremont School Funding suit and on behalf of

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Member Benefits Minute – California Casualty

Here’s another Member Benefits Minute from NEA-NH Member Benefits Coordinator Jeff Kantorowski. This time, Jeff explains the benefits provided by California Casualty and how you can receive a $25 Amazon Gift card. Since 2000, California Casualty has proudly supported NEA members and their families by providing auto and home insurance coverage through the NEA Auto & Home Insurance Program. In business for more than 100 years, California Casualty has demonstrated a strong commitment to educators and public education by providing NEA members with special benefits and rates not available to the general public as well as awarding hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to educators and schools through the following initiatives: $2,500 Academic Awards to help educators purchase supplies for their classrooms $200 Help Your Classroom awards (8 awarded each month) Thomas

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Homeroom 603 Podcasts Continue – Conversation With Rep. Shurtleff

NEA-NH’s series of interviews and conversations with candidates continues with Representative Steve Shurtleff from Merrimack. NEA-NH President Megan Tuttle caught up with Rep. Shurtleff at the Statehouse today for a conversation on the issues important to New Hampshire’s educators and students.  Rep. Shurtleff provided stories from his time as a substitute teacher and insights into how, as Speaker of the House, he would address some of our most pressing concerns. Representative Shurtleff is recommended by NEA-NH for his pro-public education record. Listen to the podcast.

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Keene Education Association Builds Community and Membership

by Caitlin Rollo This summer the Keene Education Association participated in the NEA Education Summer program. Through this grant program from NEA – and in partnership with NEA-NH, the KEA participated in the six week program by having six part-time member organizers (each working 5-10 hours a week) out in the field engaging new hires, potential members, and their current membership using new and creative techniques. The goal of this work is to not only grow their membership by twenty-four new members, but create a sense of community within their membership as they return to school without a contract and begin negotiations process. During the first week, member organizers were educated on unionism 101, created a one page handout highlighting the benefits of their local association, mapped their entire bargaining

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NEA-NH Member Benefits Minute – Complimentary Life Insurance

In this episode, NEA-New Hampshire Member Benefits Coordinator Jeff Kantorowski explains the benefits of the complimentary life insurance policy provided to all NEA members and the importance of naming a beneficiary.   To help give your family the insurance protection and added peace of mind they deserve, the NEA Members Insurance Trust offers Complimentary Life Insurance at no extra cost to Active, Staff, Reserve and Life members. This complimentary coverage includes: Up to $1,000 of term life insurance Up to $5,000 of accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) coverage $50,000 of AD&D insurance for any covered accident that occurs on the job or while serving as an Association Leader $150,000 of life insurance for unlawful homicide while on the job Who Should You be Protecting? Settle this important question today by

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