Participating NEA Directors: Joyce Bailey, Jim Grimes, Kari Vanderjack, Tom Tully, Alex Wallace, David Watts
IEA Officers: Al Llorens
Members of Congress visited:
Rep. Daniel Lipinski (D-3), Rep. Mike Quigley (D-5), Rep. Danny Davis, (D-7), Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-8), Rep. Janice Schakowky (D-9), Rep. Bob Dold, (R-10), Mike Bost (R-12), Rep. Rodney Davis (R-13), Rep. Darin LaHood, (R-18), and both Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL).
Topics discussed with members and staff:
Child Nutrition: Asking our Member to oppose efforts to make it harder to qualify for community eligibility in order to allow schools in high poverty areas to offer breakfast and lunch at no cost to children.
Career and Technical Education Re-authorization: Asking for support to ensure that CTE educators are involved in all levels of decision making for these programs.
Repeal of Government Pension Offset (GPO)/Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP): Asking for support and co-sponsorship to fully repeal GPO/WEP. H.R. 973
DC private school vouchers: Asking for opposition to HR 4901, a voucher bill.
Supreme Court Nomination: Asking our Senators to support the Constitution and hold a hearing.