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.
Education Day Rally
Your attendance is needed on January 15 to send a strong message to the Governor and the Legislature that education employees are steadfast in their demands for a salary increase this legislative session. Additional discussions regarding vouchers, education savings accounts, charter schools, etc. should also be held with your legislators.
Make plans to be in Charleston for the noon rally followed by discussions with your legislators.
Wear your red and bring your friends and colleagues!
Click here to download a flyer for the event.