Click the links below to take action on the issues we're fighting for at the Capitol!
Make Sure Hourly School Workers Get Paid
Email your lawmakers urging them to support legislation that would require districts to retain and pay hourly school employees and contractors during school closures related to COVID-19.
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Hourly workers: Take a selfie (photo or video) and share what you’re doing for your students, families and community during these unprecedented times and share on social media platforms.
Licensed staff: Take a selfie (photo or video) and share what your colleagues who are hourly workers are doing for your students, families and community -- and how they work every day to bring vital services to those who need it most. Share across social media platforms.
Use the hashtags: #mnleg #rESPect
Sample general tweets:
Hourly school workers feed, transport and care for our students every day – let's make sure they are paid and protected from layoffs! Pass HF4415 now! #mnleg #rESPect
Educators are essential workers. It’s time to put HF4415 into law to help protect them from lost pay and layoffs during these uncertain times. #mnleg #rESPect
ESPs, bus drivers, nutrition, child care workers are among the school employees most vulnerable to losing pay – or their jobs – during this pandemic. Pass HF4415 to keep their families afloat! #mnleg #rESPect
Write your own! Just keep them short – don’t use all 280 characters.
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Fund Real Solutions to the Opportunity Gap
Email your lawmakers urging them to support our legislation that would fund programs proven to help all students succeed and reduce racial inequities in education.
Support the Education Support Professionals Bill of Rights
Everyone who works in public education deserves the same things. Unfortunately, most education support professionals don't get enough respect in their schools, fair compensation for their work or safe working conditions. Sign our petition to urge the Minnesota Legislature to pass legislation benefitting these professionals.
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