Our LGBTQIA+ children face mental health challenges at a higher rate than their peers, and they’re often the target of bullying, discrimination and horrible cruelty.

Too often, these challenges play out in our classrooms and our healthcare facilities, but educators and healthcare professionals find themselves strapped for the resources they need to provide meaningful support.

We need your help to ensure the Pride in Mental Health Act is passed in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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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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