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What Would You Ask Candidates for President?

This Saturday, December 14 at 10 a.m., NEA is co-hosting a public education forum with presidential candidates focused on economic, racial, and social justice.

Sen. Michael Bennet, Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Cory Booker, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren will sit down to answer questions from educators, parents, and students about how they’re going to support strong public schools.

If you could ask these 2020 presidential candidates one question, what would it be? Click here to submit it. »

NEA is teaming up with organizations like AROS, NAACP, AFT, Voto Latino and many more for this public education forum so you can hear directly from candidates about where they stand on issues affecting educators, students, and their families.

NEA’s goal is to understand the issues and candidate qualities that matter most to educators, to make sure the voices of public education advocates are heard often throughout this presidential campaign.

Your voice matters and these presidential candidates need to hear from you. Submit your question today and it just might get asked at the Dec. 14 public education forum. »

CEA Meetings Happening Now Around the State. Get Involved.

At last night’s Windham County Forum, CEA President Jeff Leake shared with members how they can learn more about candidates running for president. 

CEA’s first round of 2019-2020 county forum meetings is running now through Oct. 30. Meet with your colleagues and local union leaders to hear about issues impacting education and your profession, and learn how you can advocate for yourself, your students, and public education.

Attend a CEA county forum near you, and encourage your colleagues to join you. Click here for dates, locations, and more information.

At yesterday’s Windham County Forum, CEA President Jeff Leake shared with teachers how they can learn more about candidates running for president. NEA has compiled information on all major party candidates’ positions on education issues so that teachers can be informed education voters.

“It doesn’t matter if you’re a Democrat, Republican, or Independent,” Leake said. “We want to raise the voice of educators and make sure candidates have education issues top of mind as they’re running their campaigns.”

He added, “Everything that you do, everything that affects the kids in your classrooms—including the resources available to teach them, comes about because of political decisions. We need to be involved with the political process. We’re not going to get anywhere with Betsy DeVos over the next 5 years.”

Click here for county forum registration information.