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Capitol Rally - Sat. 2/17 - 1:00 pm

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On Saturday, February 17th at 1:00 p.m., working West Virginians from across the state will gather in Charleston in support of education and public employees. Make sure you are present for the event. Speeches begin at 1:00 p.m. on the Capitol steps (Kanawha Boulevard side). Since state employees will not be working on that day parking should be available at Laidley field or in the state parking lots and garages off Piedmont Road.

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Thank You!

The conversation around education-related issues kicked off the first full week of the 2018 Legislative Session. The MLK Day rally highlighted issues that are of most concern to education employees- salary, PEIA, seniority and adequate funding of our schools.

A big ‘thank you’ to those who participated in the rally and began the discussion with your legislators. Our issues have been presented to legislators and now the real work begins.

We must continue to keep our issues in the minds of our legislators. Writing, calling, holding events for them back home, and coming to the capitol to lobby are the key components to getting favorable legislation passed and harmful legislation stopped.

WVEA has staff working at the capitol all day/every day during the session. We also conduct morning briefings in our office each day at 9 am. Schedule a trip to Charleston during the session and talk to your legislators.

Thanks again to everyone who traveled to Charleston for the Education Day Rally!

See Rally Day photos on our Facebook page.