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September 12, 2011
VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN TO JOIN NEA PRESIDENT DENNIS VAN ROEKEL ON A CONFERENCE CALL TO DISCUSS THE PRESIDENT'S JOBS BILL TONIGHT (MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12,) AT 7:00 PM!
Following President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress, Vice President Biden would like educators to join him for a conference call on Monday, September 12th to discuss the Administration's commitment to preventing educator layoffs.
Please encourage all NEA members to take part in this important conversation and share this call-in information with your colleagues. Please distribute this information far and wide.
Date of Call: Monday, September 12, 2011
*NEW* Start Time: 7:00PM Eastern (please plan to dial in 5-7 minutes early)
NOTE: This call is closed to press.
About the American Jobs Act & Teachers: As many as 280,000 education jobs are on the chopping block in the upcoming school year due to continued state budget constraints. These cuts could have a significant impact on children's education, through the reduction of school days, increased class size, and the elimination of key classes and services. The President's plan will support state and local efforts to retain, rehire, and hire early childhood, elementary, and secondary educators (including teachers, guidance counselors, classroom assistants, afterschool personnel, tutors, and literacy and math coaches). These efforts will help ensure that schools are able to keep teachers in the classroom, preserve or extend the regular school day and school year, and also support important after-school activities. To watch the President's speech or to find out more, click here:
This invitation is open to NEA members only! Please call the VBEA office at 486-0202 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for the necessary information.