Read Across America is here
NEA’s Read Across America campaign will showcase the Lorax book as well as NBC/Universal’s The Lorax (featuring the voices of Taylor Swift, Zach Efron, Danny Devito and Betty White). The film opens nationwide March 2, and Universal, Dr. Seuss Enterprises and Random House have joined NEA’s Read Across America, creating new posters and classroom guides for the campaign.
NEA Member Benefits sweepstakes could net you $500
The holiday season has finally slowed down, and now it’s time for you to take a break and do something for yourself.
De-stress, go on a vacation, buy something for yourself (with Click & Save!)…
Let NEA Member Benefits help. It’s what we DO for YOU. Drawing for two $500 VISA cards to be held March 1 .
The symphony tickets go to …
Laura S. from Riverside. Laura won two tickets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra just for sending an email to IEA Listens with “symphony” in the subject line. Watch for more chances to win with the IEA insider.
Make your vote count for education
Every legislative district has changed boundaries. It’s more important than ever to become involved in the selection process. These are the people who make decisions that affect your pensions, school funding, subcontracting and more. The make your vote count for education poster is available here to download.
Plan pension meetings
With a state budget that will be very tight and with state pension policy being debated in the legislature, it’s more important than ever to schedule your face-to-face meeting with your state rep or senator. In this video IEA’s Director of Government Relations Jim Reed urges IEA members to lobby lawmakers via the IEA’s Back Home Lobby Days initiative.
The key dates lawmakers should be available in their home districts include: March 12-16, April 2-6 and 9-13.
It’s time for a graduated income tax
Watch IEA President Cinda Klickna present this very important message on the IEA website. The current way we calculate income tax is called the “flat-tax.” But the flat-tax isn’t flat and it isn’t fair. Learn more here.
New items aplenty at the IEA Store!
Yes, you can still get the old favorites: ice scrapers, notepads, pens, stress relievers, luggage tags and more, but now we also feature a comfortable-weight, quarter-zip, navy blue sweatshirt with the “Strong Schools” logo.
A supply will be available at the IEA Store at the Representative Assembly, as well as through the online store.
All store items available to you, at cost, featuring the IEA logo.