Public Education Advocates
The Missouri National Education Association is an advocate for public schools, public school students, and public school employees. We represent 32,000 educators, education support professionals, and college faculty, working in state and public schools, community colleges, and universities across the state of Missouri. Missouri NEA is a strong, respected voice and helps build support for public education.
Our staff and leaders take the job of protecting public education seriously. We attend meetings of the Missouri State Board of Education, Missouri Advisory Council of Certification for Educators, and Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri. MNEA works with coalitions, school districts, lawmakers, and state policymakers to help guard against policies that may negatively affect educators and students.
Become an Education Advocate
COMMIT TO BEING AN ADVOCATE IN YOUR LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT.
MNEA’s new Education Advocate program seeks members who will be a contact person to their respective State House or Senate members on public education issues. MNEA’s Government Relations department will pair members with their legislators and provide information, talking points, and resources to conduct important legislative outreach throughout the year.
You don't have to be an expert on legislation or all the issues. Because you are a public education employee, and know about your public education experience, you already are an Education Advocate! Just take the next step and sign up with the MNEA Education Advocates Program.
To learn more about how to get involved with MNEA and how to become your own best advocate, contact Political Director Elizabeth Zerr at firstname.lastname@example.org or (573) 644-9610.