Two actions have been posted on the National Education Association (NEA) website. They’ve made it easy for us to TAKE ACTION. Thanks in advance for your action.
Educators raise IDEA stakes in Gorsuch nomination fight
Six educators met with their senators and the media to their share concerns about Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, whom NEA strongly opposes. In the midst of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Judge Gorsuch, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 8-0 to reject one of his rulings against students with disabilities, and repudiated his reasoning in the case. Hear Missouri educator Kym McIntosh explain why she believes Judge Gorsuch is wrong for the Court.
Click on the take action button and tell both of your senators to vote NO on Judge Gorsuch, or call them at 1-855-632-1921.
Tell Congress to oppose Trump / DeVos budget cuts
President Trump’s FY2018 budget proposal is short on details, but long on ways to undermine public education. Overall, U.S. Department of Education funding would be slashed by $9 billion – a nearly 14 percent cut. While cutting public schools, including eliminating afterschool programs, teacher training and funding to reduce class sizes, the Trump / DeVos agenda calls for adding billions to private schools.
Click on the take action button and tell Congress the Trump / DeVos anti-public education agenda is wrong for students and taxpayers.