Arizona Capitol

The legislature is back in session. The 2020 election led to a slightly friendlier legislature when it comes to education issues, but we know that we still need to fight extreme legislators who would rather insult teachers than fix our broken funding system and help our schools recover from COVID, as well as stay in close contact with those we helped elect to so they understand key issues facing our students and our profession.

We need all of that #REDforED energy back to continue the fight this year! This Legislative Toolkit will give you what you need to be an advocate for your students and your profession during the legislative session.

Stay Informed

To advocate effectively, you need to know what is happening at the capitol. This can be difficult because of the pace of the session and the flood of bills that get considered, but there are ways to stay informed without becoming overwhelmed:

Stay Engaged

Once you’re informed, it’s important to make your voice heard by our leaders. There are numerous ways you can do that:

Stay Present

Please consider signing up to attend one (or both!) of AEA’s Lobby Days. With COVID still making in-person gatherings too dangerous, these days will be held virtually this year from 6:00-7:30pm on:

  • Thursday, February 25
  • Monday, March 8

These events will give you the opportunity to engage in direct conversations with your legislators and learn how to effectively advocate for or against bills being considered in the legislature. Check AEA’s website for more details.