URGENT: Medicaid and Our Students

Call now to save Medicaid for our students!

Our students need your help. Among all the dangerous consequences this new “healthcare” bill will have, one of the most alarming is how it will completely dismantle Medicaid. Republican senators are feeling the pressure from your calls, and have been forced to push the vote from this week until after the July 4th congressional recess. We must keep the pressure on.

Here’s what’s at stake:

More than a third of all children in America receive their health insurance through Medicaid, but for our students and their families this isn’t only about insurance. Medicaid provides $4 billion per year for healthcare services in our nation’s schools – that’s vision and hearing screenings, physical and occupational therapy for students with disabilities, and other critical services that keep our students healthy and ready to learn.

You don’t have to take my word for it. On Monday the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said this bill will end Medicaid coverage for at least 15 million people, including millions of our students, over the next 10 years.

Click here to call your senators right now, and demand they vote NO. Even if you think they’re definitely voting for the bill, or definitely voting against, and even if you’ve already called – every last senator needs to keep hearing from their constituents on this.

If this bill passes with these Medicaid cuts, it will endanger our nation’s children and affect millions of students’ education. Take two minutes and call.

– Lily

Lily Eskelsen García
National Education Association

CEA Summer Leadership Conference – July 31-August 2, 2017

CALL NOW: Dangerous Healthcare Bill

A small group of Republican senators have been working behind closed doors to take health care away from millions of American families. Details are starting to emerge and, like the horrible bill that recently passed the House, the Senate bill will radically cut Medicaid and undermine protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
They are trying to rush through a vote NEXT WEEK without any chance for public input or hearings. We can’t let that happen. Right now is the time for you to speak up.
This plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act is just cruel. It would slash and cap Medicaid, and as many as 24 million Americans of all stripes, including educators and their families, will lose their care or find themselves suddenly unable to afford coverage. They will create all of this suffering while giving massive tax cuts to the extraordinarily wealthy.
Please make a call today. Senators have told us their phones aren’t ringing, even with a vote rapidly approaching on a bill that would make such a huge difference in the lives of millions. Your senators need to hear from you. Our students, educators, and communities are depending on us to stop this.
Lily Eskelsen García
National Education Association

Waterbury CT Teachers Federal Credit Union

Click here to read the Summer-Fall 2017 Newsletter of the Waterbury Federal Teachers Credit Union

The News & Views Summer – Fall  e-newsletter is now available!
Read about…
  • Registration for the Member Appreciation BBQ
  • How you earn Double & Triple ScoreCard Points on your Platinum Visa
  • How to Refinance & Consolidate Student Debt & Save!
  • Our new Share Certificates Terms & new Rates (CD’s)!
  • Great rate Auto Loans & Car Buying Tools
Click here to read News & Views now!
A paper copy will be included in your June, quarterly checking statement mailing.
You can also stop by the branch for a paper copy after July 5th.
Member Appreciation BBQ
Wednesday 8/9 6 – 7pm at Quassy Amusement Park. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Members must register at wctfcu.com to attend (1/Member). Online registration open 6/1 – 8/8. Park Pass Want a discounted Quassy All-day Ride & Waterpark Pass for 8/9? At Quassy, only on 8/9, WCTFCU Members
who have registered online for the BBQ dinner may purchase an 8/9 All-day Ride & Waterpark Pass directly from Quassy at the park, for $15.50 on 8/9. Non-Member Guests? When Members register online for the BBQ, they must register the number of non-Member BBQ guests (so we order enough food) who will be with them. Registered non-Member guests must pay for their $18 BBQ dinner ticket, at the WCTFCU tent 8/9 at Quassy, after which they may purchase an All-day Ride & Waterpark Pass
directly from Quassy for $15.50.


CEAGo News June 19, 2017


Thanks to our combined efforts—your activism and CEA leadership—Connecticut legislators struck down a plan that would have threatened public education and teachers’ pensions. But our work is not over, and the threat is still there as legislators try to develop a budget plan in special session this summer.

Read CEA President Sheila Cohen’s message.


We know this is your time to relax, recharge, and be with family, but legislators are not taking a break from presenting plans that could hurt our students, our schools, and our profession. Visit cea.org and make sure your home email address is current so that you don’t miss out on timely information you need.


Legislative leaders are meeting behind closed doors, scrambling to come up with a new budget, and whatever they decide will impact us. If the outcome is negative, we won’t have much time to fight it.

Be ready to take action immediately when your CEA leaders reach out to you.




A shiny apple to State Rep. Matthew Lesser for spearheading a bill that passed the legislature requiring all 403(b) retirement plan providers to disclose fees and compensation to teachers.

Read the New York Times story.


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.


You can make a difference in a child’s life just by playing golf in the Connecticut Education Foundation’s 23rd annual Hands Across the Green Golf Tournament to benefit The Children’s Fund (CEF). It will be held at the Glastonbury Hills Country Club on Monday, July 17, 2017.

Read the Golf Tournament brochure here.


Save on admission to Quassy Amusement Park and Lake Compounce with your CEA member discount. Visit cea.org/mb for details.


Save $5 on admission (up to four people) at Mystic Aquarium when you show your CEA membership card.