Impact on Social Justice and Policy
Education is not a partisan issue. WEA supports people and social justice actions that are good for public education and public educators. We are active in supporting levies, issues and candidates at the local, state and national levels to promote pro-education outcomes that improve your life and work.
Members are leading movements around racial equity, accessibility, and ending the "school to prison pipeline". Using one voice is powerful. Collectively, our voices are nearly unstoppable. Together, we create a strong and credible voice in debates to advance social justice issues, legislation and policies that benefit our students, and public schools and school employees. WEA members led the way on reducing class sizes, ensuring full funding for public education and improving compensation and benefits for the entire community.
Our members were the driving force behind the McCleary case, which resulted in billions of dollars in new education funding, including $2 billion for educator pay. Those funds, and the hard work of our members to bargain historic pay raises, would not have happened without the efforts of WEA and our local unions. To build on this progress, we need to maintain a strong, united membership.
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