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Contacting Your Elected Officials

You are the expert in your field. Your elected officials need to hear from you.
NEA members meet with elected officials to lobby on education issues.

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VT-NEA members play an important role in building support for legislation and policy. Face-to-face meetings with local, state, and national elected officials, and their staffs are especially valuable, and can even be held back home. Contact by phone and email can establish and reinforce the relationships that influence legislators, too.

Your stories and experiences are the most powerful tool we have. Sharing them can galvanize, warn, and persuade in a way facts, numbers, and statistics do not. Here are some tips on how to proceed.

NEA President Becky Pringle stands with a bullhorn at a rally to support students.

Speak Up For Students and Public Schools

When we act together and lift our voices together in unison, we can improve the lives of children.

The Union of Vermont Educators

The Vermont-National Education Association is the union of Vermont educators, 13,000 professionals who teach the state's children every day. As the state's largest union, Vermont-NEA is proud to represent the people who make a difference in the lives of students in classrooms across Vermont.