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AT THE CAPITOL 6 ADVOCATE | SUMMER 2022 • We are over 2,000 strong as a local. • We believe in public schools that are equitable for all children in Arizona. • We are active citizens who participate in the political process. • We are engaged in activities important to our communities. • We show up when AEA calls us to action. • You keep the same benefits that you had as an active member. • You will have a secure pension with ASRS as we monitor changes. • You will be updated on education and retirement issues. • You can stay connected with other educators when you join a local chapter. • You will be a member of NEA, AEA, and AEA Retired. YOU can continue to make a difference! Join Today! Rachael Henry, Sierra Vista Unified Education Association President Rachael Henry urges crowd to contact state legislators to support the Educators' Budget. sent emails to legislators. Hundreds showed up to rally at the Capitol, and in Flagstaff, Tucson, and Sierra Vista. Dozens testified in committees in front of lawmakers. ank you to all of the members for their efforts in getting this budget passed. However, our work is not done. In addition to the increased education funding, legislators removed the expansion to the state's private school tuition tax credit the budget. However, the legislature passed a bill establishing the largest private school voucher program in the nation. AEA opposes private school vouchers and tuition tax credits because they divert money from our public schools into private religious schools without any accountability. While no decisions have been made by the education coalition on next steps to stop voucher expansion, what we do know is that without a pro-public education governor and majority in our state legislature, the attacks on our public schools will continue. is election we need your help to get out the vote for AEA's recommended candidates. We will only see positive change for our public schools when we change the legislature. Visit to see a list of AEA's recommended candidates.

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