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Tell Congress to Pass Crucial Education Jobs Bill Now

Waterbury teacher Eric Feeney and Bloomfield teacher Howard Dashefsky are urging you to join them and call your Connecticut senators and representative today.  Jobs are on the line and every extra phone call makes a difference.

Congress needs to pass a pending $23 billion education and jobs bill to help save teaching jobs in Connecticut and across the country, and to prevent increased class sizes and severe cutbacks to student programs.

Connecticut Congressman Joe Courtney says, “My conversations with Connecticut educators make it crystal clear:  Failure to pass this measure will result in exploding class size, canceled summer school and shortened school hours — all of which adds up to permanent harm to Connecticut’s most valuable asset, our children.”

Today is the NEA organized National Call-In Day.  Teachers around the country are calling their representatives in Washington and telling them to protect the future of our children by supporting funding to save education jobs in the emergency funding bill.

Join Feeney, Dashefsky and teachers across the state and country — speak up!

To take action:

  • On Wednesday, May 26th, call 1-866-608-6355 to contact your representative in Congress.
  • You will hear talking points and will be connected to the United States Capitol Switchboard – ask for your House Member. To find out who your House Member is, either ask the operator or click here.
  • Tell Your Representative to protect the future of our children by supporting funding to save education jobs in the emergency funding bill.
  • With 300,000 education layoffs expected, our students are the ones who will suffer – in overcrowded classrooms, with less time in school, and without the teachers and school staff needed to give them individual attention and help.
  • Share this call-in day information with your friends — ask them to call Congress and inform their friends about this crucial legislation.

Find more information here.

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