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Contact Your Senator

Educators and parents across Florida are contacting their Senators to tell them to Fund Our Future.

Enter your address below and tell your Senator:

  1. To support a budget that provides fair salaries for educators.
  2. To vote NO on SB 84 — which would threaten educators’ retirement.
  3. To vote NO on SB 1014 — which takes away educators’ freedom to advocate for their students and schools.

About 30 percent of the members of the Florida Education Association are registered Republicans.

If you are one of our GOP members, it is important that lawmakers know you speak as a public school educator, a Republican, a constituent in their district and a union member in requesting their help in the Legislature this year.

(Enter your street address, then click the magnifying glass icon or press “enter” to proceed. There are additional talking points below.)

Tell your story and ask your Senator:

  1. To support a budget that provides fair salaries for educators.
  2. To vote NO on SB 84 — which would threaten educators’ retirement.
  3. To vote NO on SB 1014 — which takes away educators’ freedom to advocate for their students and schools.

Salary/Funding:

  • Floridians agree that educators deserve a fair salary for the work they do, yet our teachers rank 48 in the nation for teacher pay. But some politicians are insisting that more money goes to starting teachers while leaving experienced teachers behind.
  • By continuing to ignore the needs of veteran educators, this policy will drive more teachers away from the profession they love, will increase the teacher shortage and shortchange Florida’s students.  
  • The Florida House is doubling down on last year’s unfair teacher pay plan which dictates raises for starting teachers while ignoring the needs of all other educators – and interfering with local decision making.

Pension:

  • All working Floridians deserve to retire with dignity and security, including those who devote their careers to helping students succeed. Some legislators are threatening educators’ retirement.
  • During the pandemic, educators stepped up and kept Florida’s schools running and kids learning. But now, some lawmakers are considering a proposal that threaten retirement stability and our retirees’ and other front line workers’ economic well-being.

Attack on Educator Freedom:

  • SB 1014 limits your freedom to join with your fellow educators to advocate for your working conditions and for the needs of your students.
  • This bill singles out K-12 teachers and higher education faculty and takes away rights from them that every other public worker maintains. 

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