Take Action: Your Voice Matters

Your voice matters

MNEA Government Relations keeps you posted about the politics and legislation affecting Missouri public schools, students, education support professionals, and teachers at the state level. When there is s threat to public education, MNEA will post Legislative Alerts below. Check back often during the legislative session and subscribe to the MNEA Legislative Update

The MNEA Resolutions document outlines MNEA's beliefs and positions on issues related to education, educator rights, and student well-being.  

Contact MNEA Government Relations

Legislative Director: Otto Fajen (otto.fajen@mnea.org)
Political Director: Elizabeth Zerr (elizabeth.zerr@mnea.org)
Administrative Assistant: Sandy Smith (sandy.smith@mnea.org

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By Otto Fajen MNEA Legislative Director NEW LAWS TAKE EFFECT TODAY The normal effective date for bills without an emergency clause is August 28th (90 days following the official end of session on May...
By Otto Fajen, MNEA legislative director Want the Legislative Update delivered to your email? Subscribe FEW EDUCATION BILLS PASS AS REGULAR SESSION ENDS The 2023 Regular Session of the General...
Help us raise teacher pay to $60,000. It is Teacher Appreciation Week! This is the time when we recognize all the hard work, resilience, and dedication our teachers show all year long. But one week is...
NEA's national DAY OF ACTION is Aug. 15, 2022. Missouri is one of 27 states where teachers are affected by Social Security’s Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO)...


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Missouri NEA members are represented at our nation's Capitol by the National Education Association.

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Missouri Legislative Update 

During the Missouri Legislative Session, as the bills are announced and the votes are tallied, MNEA keeps you informed of the action via the Legislative Update.

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MNEA members are Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. The issues that unite them are protecting children and improving public education. These are the issues that drive MNEA’s and NEA’s candidate-recommendation process. 

How you vote is a personal decision; however, Missouri NEA leaders hope that, as you review the issues and positions of candidates, you will consider the recommendations made by MNEA-PAC. 

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