You are brave, you are courageous, you are amazing, you are NEA

Hola NEA.  Here’s my message in this surreal moment that we’re all facing.

It seems like the end of the world.  And I’m here to tell you it’s not.  You have been sending me some of the most inspiring, courageous stories about bus drivers who are delivering meals to kids at their homes, teachers who are finding ways to engage students, grateful parents who now understand what it is to teach their children.

You’re doing it. And we’re doing so much at NEA.  Even though our doors are closed, we’re working hard remotely at home.

We got a Senate bill to pass this morning. It’s to help extended paid sick leave, and paid family medical leave and unemployment insurance. Twenty thousand calls went from you when we asked just on one little email.

You’re going to be getting more information every day. Check your email. Go to if you have questions.  There’s so much up there.

And please don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid. We are going to get through this. And we’re going to get through it together.

I want to thank you for the love that you bring to everything you do. Even when your own crisis is hitting, you care about your loved ones.  You care about your students.

Stay healthy.

!Gracias de todo corazón!

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