COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Education Association (The SCEA) brought over 100 educators to the Statehouse for Lobby Day on Wednesday, an event that connects educators to their elected officials and provides opportunities to discuss legislation that will impact public education.
“Advocacy is an important part of The SCEA’s mission,” said The SCEA President Sherry East. “We have found that events such as Lobby Day inspire educators to get involved with the political process and build their confidence as they advocate for their colleagues and students.”
The General Assembly has introduced several pieces of potential legislation that could significantly harm public education in South Carolina, including censorship legislation and multiple voucher bills, which would funnel taxpayer funds away from public schools and into private institutions.
“We have seen time and again that we have the power to defeat these harmful measures when our members come together and speak up,” said East. “Lobby Day provides educators with the great opportunity to use their voice in the fight for public education and the schools our students deserve.
For more information, visit The SCEA website at www.thescea.org/action.