Monday, May 21, 2007

ISEA Lobby Day


ISEA hosts an annual LOBBY DAY where they bring teachers up to speed on the status of that session's legislation in action. It's a wonderful day for our members to get down to Des Moines and to speak to legislators on behalf of all of us at home.

Our contract does have Association Leave which would allow some of our members to attend. This occurs in February. Take the time to meet our lobbyists, or legislative team, get some quick training and join many of your colleagues to help make sure that our voices are heard.

Kim Muta sits on the ISEA PAC Central Committee and can help you understand the committment and the process. Please contact Kim Muta if you're interested in attending.

Our Capital Wiz program makes it easy for you to identify your legislator and write a quick (there's sample language provided) note sharing how policy is good or not so good for us in the classroom. We need you as THE QUALITY OF OUR WORKING CONDITIONS is the QUALITY OF OUR STUDENT'S LEARNING CONDITIONS.

Click here to see how easy it is to be an NEA Cyber Lobbyist. Your voice matters.

Click here to see how easy it is to help us during the legislative session. You need not write long letters, just short notes that show how policy impacts the learning of students.