Take Action

Every day OEA works to improve public education for our students and our members. Our strength lies in collective action. With over 123,000 members, we can affect policy to improve public education for students and the educators who serve them. Letters, emails, petitions, and phone calls from you often make the crucial difference.

Current Actions

Digital Activist Training

OEA wants to make sure that its activists are armed with the best tools, skills, and strategies to do this work in the digital space.

Oppose HB 200- Voucher Expansion

House Bill 200, sponsored by Representative Kyle Koehler (R- Springfield), would greatly expand private school vouchers in the state. The bill would replace the EdChoice and Cleveland voucher programs with a new statewide voucher called the “Opportunity Scholarship.” OEA opposes …

Urge Legislators to Support Common-Sense Safety Reforms

In November 2017, Governor Kasich convened a bipartisan group of state leaders to make recommendations to address gun violence in Ohio. The recommendations had to be unanimous and preserve Second Amendment rights. On April 12 six proposals were introduced as House Bill 585 (Henne) and as Senate Bill 288 (Eklund and Kunze). OEA supports these reasonable proposals to make Ohio’s communities safer. Please take action by asking your state legislators to support HB 585 and SB 288.

HB 591: Ask Your State Representative to Support School Report Card Reforms

HB 591 would create a new school report card system that is no longer focused on letter grades. In testimony before the Ohio House Education Committee on April 10, 2018, the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Mike Duffey (R-Worthington), pointed to the …

Urge Legislators to Fix OPERS Service Credit for County Board Employees

House Bill 572 deals with the issue of service credit for non-teaching employees of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities who work on a school calendar rather than year-round.  The bill would address action by the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System …

OTES Reform! Ask Your State Representative to Support HB 540.

OEA strongly supports the comprehensive teacher evaluation reforms in House Bill 540. This OTES reform bill is sponsored by Rep. Theresa Gavarone (R-Bowling Green) and Rep. Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville). Both are members of the House Education Committee. HB 540 …

Invest in our public schools

Opportunity is the cornerstone of public education. As educators, we believe that every student deserves the opportunity to learn and grow through a great public school. Educating all of Ohio students is the best investment we can make in our future — and nothing is more important. That’s why we’re committed to investing in educational opportunities for every Ohio student.