Lily Eskelsen García at the NPC

I was invited to speak at the National Press Club, so I said this

I’m here at the National Press Club. Which is fitting, because in class I started every day with current events. Every morning, my kids could get extra credit if they reported on an article they read in this thing called a “newspaper”. Remember “news”? Remember “paper”? Good times. More…

I’m speaking to the media and I won’t mince words

I have the best job in the whole wide world: I’m a teacher who gets to advocate for kids and for the work NEA members do, no matter what our job titles, to cultivate students’ curiosity and set them off toward fulfilling, successful futures. More…

Happy Labor Day!

We use our voice to advocate for policies that benefit all workers, including increases to the minimum wage, affordable health care, and well-resourced public schools. More…

Dolores: Rebel, Activist, Feminist, Mother

Back in 2014, I told you about the historic premier of the César Chávez movie. Now, I’m pleased to tell you that the story of his United Farm Workers co-founder and civil rights icon, Dolores Huerta, Dolores is hitting the big screen this fall. More…

Hurricane Harvey: How to help

Being part of NEA means being part of a family—a huge and caring family—that reaches out to members when disaster strikes. We are stepping forward in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. More…