From: NEA President Dennis Van Roekel
Sent: Fri, January 27, 2012 3:57:59 PM
Subject: Thank You
Wednesday night, we convened a great tele-townhall meeting from the White House hosted by NEA Vice-President Lily Eskelsen. I would like to thank the thousands of you who were able to participate. The questions were insightful and the discussion with Lily and our special White House Administration officials, Cecilia Munoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council and Roberto Rodriguez, Special Assistant to the President on Education, was informative.
Now is the time for all of us to mobilize and grow the middle class. Putting people back to work, giving students the opportunities they deserve, and making sure our profession is respected and strengthened must remain a priority for the country. You can learn more about what NEA is doing to advocate on these issues and how you can be involved by joining Education Votes (www.educationvotes.org).
A lot is at stake. We must advocate for a country where we will have a voice on the issues that impact us, our schools, and our communities. We must make the choice between making sure the students we serve get more help and are offered the opportunities to excel, or if they will be forgotten by those who do not make them a priority. Now is the time to fight for a country where there is shared responsibility and everyone gets a fair shot and plays by the same set of rules.
We need your help to make sure that President Obama can continue the path of progress for America. Please join Educators for Obama at www.neafund.org and become an activist.
The voice of educators will be a strong and growing voice and we need you to join us.
Thanks again for your commitment to public education.
Dennis Van Roekel