CEAGo May 30, 2017

CEA MEMBERS SCHOOL BETSY DEVOS

Hundreds of students, parents, and teachers rallied for public education and against efforts to undermine and underfund our public schools. Teachers’ voices were heard! Read news stories and watch the television coverage.

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NBC Connecticut TV 30

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Check out the photos from the rally

A shiny apple to U.S. Congressman. John Larson and the hundreds of teachers, students, paraprofessionals, and community members who attended our rally in East Hartford and stood up and spoke out against attacks on our schools and our teachers.

NEW CEA TV AD

Parents criticize the governor and some legislators for their plans to balance the budget on the backs of their children and teachers, in CEA’s newest TV ad airing tomorrow.

Watch the ad and hear one young boy school Connecticut’s politicians.

 

We can’t stop now. Keep making those calls to your legislators. Tell them to vote against any proposals that will hurt our students and our schools.

A rotten apple to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, for so many reasons, but just this week for attacking East Hartford public schools and for proposing to cut the federal education budget and giving $1 billion to her special projects for the elite and wealthy.


SUMMER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

This year’s CEA Summer Leadership Conference will be held July 31 – August 2, 2017 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. Each Local Association may send up to eight free attendees this year.

New this year: One Day Conference Option: Wednesday, August 2. Please view the Summer Leadership Brochure to see your training and overnight accommodation options prior to registering.

10% OFF AT GOODYEAR AUTO SERVICE CENTERS

CEA members receive 10% off any auto service and tire purchases, and free flat tire repair at any Goodyear Auto Service Centers in Connecticut. Members who purchase winter snow tires also receive seasonal change overs for the life of the tires. Show your CEA membership card to receive the discount.

40% OFF AT THEATERWORKS

Teachers pay only $30 on tickets valued at $50. Use promo code CEA30 at theaterworkshartford.org or request your CEA discount when you call the box office (860.527.7838). Patrons must present their CEA membership card at the door.

CEAGo May 15, 2017

GOVERNOR’S NEW BUDGET PLAN: UNACCEPTABLE

The governor’s new budget plan released today is unacceptable to Connecticut educators. It still shifts the cost of the teacher pension fund to cities and towns.

More budget proposals from legislators are expected in the coming days, and we will review and update you on how these will impact education funding and teacher retirement.

Watch for a call to action from CEA, as we stand ready to fight against these attacks on our students, our profession, and our future.


A shiny apple to you for your advocacy and willingness to fight for what is right.

KEEP YOUR PROMISE RALLY POSTPONED

With the uncertainty and continually changing elements of the state budget, we have postponed our Keep Your Promise Rally, originally scheduled for May 18.

We need you to continue to join with your colleagues and speak out against plans to shift teacher retirement costs from the state onto cities and towns.

A rotten apple to any legislators—both Democrats and Republicans—who are considering eliminating collective bargaining rights. Today the attacks focus on state employees; tomorrow it will be teachers. We can’t allow Connecticut to become the next Wisconsin.

Click here to contact your legislators and tell them to protect our rights.


SUMMER LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

This year’s CEA Summer Leadership Conference will be held July 31 – August 2, 2017 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. Each Local Association may send up to eight free attendees this year.

New this year: One Day Conference Option: Wednesday, August 2. Please view the Summer Leadership Brochure to see your training and overnight accommodation options prior to registering.

CEA MEMBERS SAVE MORE AT BJ’S WHOLESALE CLUB

Pay only $35 for an annual two-person membership (regularly priced at $50). Get details by clicking the Shopping tab at http://www.cea.org/memberbenefits/discounts/


CEA TEACHER APPRECIATION DAYS AT YARD GOATS BASEBALL

The Hartford Yard Goats are holding two CEA Teacher Appreciation Days this summer, July 29 and August 11, with discounted tickets and fireworks after each game. Get more information at http://www.cea.org/memberbenefits/discounts/

Keep Your Promise Rally Postponed

Given the uncertainty and continually changing elements of the state budget, we are postponing our Keep Your Promise Rally scheduled for May 18.

More budget proposals are expected in the coming days, and we will review and update you on how these will impact education funding and teacher retirement.

Our thanks to all of you for your advocacy and willingness to fight for what is right. There is much more work to do before the session ends on June 7.

Watch for a call to action from CEA in the coming days and weeks, as we stand ready to fight against any attacks on our students, our profession, and our future.

We need you to continue to join with your colleagues in engaging your legislators on these important issues.

We are stronger together.

CEA Summer Leadership Conference

This year’s CEA Summer Leadership Conference will be held July 31 – August 2, 2017 at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. Each local association may send up to eight free attendees this year. Please contact your Local Association President prior to registering to determine if you are eligible to attend at no cost. If you do qualify, you have the following options to register:

Your Local Association President can register you; or
You can self-register via the CEA website at www.cea.org under Upcoming Events. If you choose to self-register, please use the special code given to you by your LP so that no charges are incurred when you register.
If no free spots are available, please reference the SLC brochure for paid options.

New this year – One Day Conference Option – Wednesday, August 2.

Please view the Summer Leadership Brochure to view your training and overnight accommodation options prior to registering.

Keep Your Promise Rally – Thursday, May 18 at 5:00PM

The state’s fiscal crisis is getting worse. Connecticut’s income tax receipts are nearly $500 million lower than expected, raising the state budget deficit to $4.9 billion.

Where will that money come from? Education and teacher retirement funds?

We can’t let that happen.

We need you to attend the Keep Your Promise Rally on Thursday, May 18, at 5 p.m. and let your voice be heard.

Our message to the governor and state lawmakers is Keep Your Promise: Fund Our Retirement. Fund Public Education.

Get on a free CEA bus to the Rally at the State Capitol. Join your colleagues and speak out to protect our pensions, our students, and our future.