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AROUND AEA 8 ADVOCATE | SPRING 2022 NEA Becky Pringle spent past few months visiting schools and NEA members across the nation and speaking out on the issues that matter to public education. President Pringle's Joy, Justice, and Excellence Tour stopped in Tucson, Arizona where she met with retired members to learn more about the ways they continue to mobilize and organize to make a real impact for students and communities. She also met with Arizona Education Association President Joe omas and proud public school graduate, NEA member, and Pima County Recorder Gabriella Cazares Kelly to discuss voting rights and more. "I hope her story inspires more educators to run for offic " tweeted Pringle. She ended her day virtually meeting with Tucson Education Association members to hear how they are bringing communities together to advocate for strong safety standards to keep educators and students healthy in school. It's so critical to have allies in our state capitols fi hting for our students and educators. President Pringle met with several of those staunch allies in Phoenix to hear about upcoming issues and legislation in Arizona. She also met with members who successfully participated in NEA's See Educators Run program, which provides training and support for educators to run for elected offi . e visit concluded in President Pringle's favorite place in the world—a classroom. She toured Monte Vista school in Phoenix's Creighton District to learn about their incredible school, dedicated educators, and diverse students. NEA President Visits Arizona on Her Joy, Justice, and Excellence Tour

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