Topic: Legislative issues and political action

Legislative Watch – May 22, 2023

Bill to Restrict the Voice of Higher Education Employees Passes in Ohio Senate; Bill Requires Social Studies Task Force to Consider Right-Leaning Standards; Write Your Member of Congress and Ask them to Support Federal Legislation to Repeal GPO/WEP

Legislative Watch – May 15, 2023

OEA Announces Next Member Lobby Day for June 6, 2023; SJR 2 Narrowly Passes the Ohio House. Campaign Launched to Vote No in August on the Amendment; OEA President DiMauro Testifies on State Budget Bill in Ohio Senate; Ohio House and Ohio Senate Adopt Substitute Bills to Higher Education “Reform” Proposal; New Bill Requires Social Studies Model Curriculum to Include Migration Journeys; Bill to Establish State Regulation of School-Parent Communication and Relationships Receives Opposition Testimony; Single-Sex Sports Bill Passed By Ohio House Higher Education Committee

OEA Member Lobby Day

OEA Member Lobby Days provide an opportunity for OEA members to meet with state legislators to discuss key educational issues. Make your voice heard on June 6

Legislative Watch – May 5, 2023

Constitutional Amendment Proposal Coming Down to Final Days; House-Passed School Funding District Simulations Released; OEA Testifies in Support of HB 117; Social Studies Standards Bill Gets First Hearing

Legislative Watch – April 28, 2023

Ohio House Passes State Budget Bill (HB 33); Advocacy Efforts Continue to Defend the Rights of Ohio Voters; OEA Testifies Against Universal Voucher Bill

Legislative Watch – April 21, 2023

House Adopts Substitute Budget Bill; Increases Funding for Public Schools and Raises State Teacher Minimum Salary; Over 500 Individuals Submit Opposition Testimony to Senate Bill 83: The Higher Education “Destruction” Act; Amendment to Weaken Voice of Voters Passes Senate; House Committee Reports out its Version of the Amendment; Share your comments on the Student Interaction with Peace Officers Model Curriculum Draft

OEA’s Senate Bill 83 testimony

OEA President Scott DiMauro delivered OEA opponent testimony on Senate Bill 83 to the Ohio Senate Workforce and Higher Education Committee on Wednesday, April 19. This was his submitted testimony.

Legislative Watch – April 14, 2023

Ohio General Assembly Returns from Spring Break; OEA Opposed Legislation to Receive Hearings

April – May 2023 Ohio Schools

COVER STORY: Change Begins with Us – Educators in Hilliard are working to create a more equitable, inclusive school community to make sure educators and students feel safe, secure, and supported.

Legislative Watch – March 31, 2023

Take Action Against Proposals to Weaken Voice of Ohio’s Voters; Ohio Senate Bill 49: Senate Education Committee Approves Student Religious Expression Days

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