What happens in the classroom is directly related to the public policies that come from federal, state, and local leaders. In our democracy, every voice matters, but history has proven that organized voices—louder and more powerful voices—are the ones lawmakers respond to. MSEA and your local association make sure your voice is heard and respected by education policymakers. MSEA members lead on education issues where decisions are made in your county, Annapolis, and Washington D.C.
Whether it’s rallying crowds with a bullhorn, advocating for students in Annapolis or local county council and board of education meetings, or organizing in their communities, educator-activists make the case for issues that matter to our profession, students, and public schools:
- Adequate and equitable school funding
- Competitive salaries and benefits
- Better working and learning conditions
- Fair and transparent evaluations
- Professional respect and autonomy
In addition to canvassing, phonebanking, and talking with friends, colleagues, and neighbors, members’ voluntary donations to the MSEA Fund for Children and Public Education are a key way of helping get pro-public education candidates elected and then making sure we hold them accountable for their promises once in office.
There are so many ways you can get involved today—help make our collective voice stronger!