At the Capitol

MNEA members are represented at our nation's Capitol by the National Education Association. Missouri NEA Government Relations keeps you posted about the politics and legislation affecting Missouri public schools, students, education support professionals, and teachers at the state level. 

To review MNEA’s position on issues, check out MNEA's Legislative Platform and position statements.  

Missouri NEA Legislative Director Otto Fajen ( is a constant presence at the Capitol during Legislative Session as the bills are announced and the votes are tallied. MNEA keeps you informed of the action via the Legislative Update and Legislative Action Center.

MNEA Political Director Elizabeth Zerr ( leads the MNEA Educator Advocates Program and MNEA-PAC Council, which is a non-partisan governing body within MNEA that evaluates and recommends candidates based on their agenda for public education.

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