The National Education Association (NEA) will organize and mobilize in support of the Equality Act to be a top legislative priority by using existing resources to channel activist energy toward education and advocacy, encourage all members to sign up to the NEA EdJustice newsletter to receive action alerts and invitations to be the best advocate possible, and continue persistent and ongoing lobby efforts with our Senate to increase their awareness of the importance of passing non-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

Rationale/Background

No federal law explicitly requires fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer people across this nation in critical areas like employment, housing, and education.  The patchwork of current laws leaves millions of people subject to discrimination.

Contact

Charles Shannon - CA

Cost Implications

This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2019-2020 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $12,000.