Teachers and school support professionals across the country are working hard to help kids with their learning loss, loneliness and literacy challenges. As we continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must invest in our public schools to create real solutions for kids and communities.

But instead of investing where we need it most, extremists in Congress are trying to make massive cuts to the programs we depend on, and they’re threatening to shut down the government if they don’t get their way.

It’s up to us to stop them. Write to your lawmakers and tell them: We need real solutions, not cuts.

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AFT Actions

Paraprofessionals and School-Related Personnel (PSRPs) are essential to Head Start, our preK-12 public schools and our colleges. If passed, the Paraprofessionals and Education Support Staff Bill of Rights (H. Res. 990 and S. Res. 450) would lift up the need for living wages, safe working conditions, respect and dignity. Click "start writing" and tell your lawmakers to pass it now.

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The Equality Act would ensure that LGBTQI+ people can work and live without fear or threat of discrimination. Click "start writing" and tell your elected officials to support the Equality Act.

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      Extremists across the country have been working to ban books and rewrite history. It is vital to our future that we understand our past. and invest in the educational resources to teach honest history in our schools.

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      The Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) threatens a secure retirement for millions of public service workers. Tell Congress to stop penalizing our teachers and public employees!

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