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  • Annual Meeting Delegates

  • Judy Foster and Kay Walker-Telma

  • MEA-Retired members Kay Walker Telma, Jack Schneider and Judy Daley

  • Past MEA-Retired President Harvey Miller goes into Pine River Schools HOF

  • Penny Letts, Thumb Area MEA-Retired Presents a check to Ruth Flugee for the Huron County Imagination Library.

  • Gretchen Whitmer Speaks at MEA-RA

  • Incoming MEA President speaking to MEA-Retired Presidents at Summer Leadership

Message from Becky Pringle, President of NEA

Nov 17, 2020

Subject: Georgia Senate Runoff Elections

Dear Team NEA:

As you know, our fight isn’t over in the state of Georgia. The future of the Senate hangs in the balance and has come down to two runoff elections on January 5. We know that there is a lot of activist energy out there, and we need your help in the coming weeks for our two recommended candidates: Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock.  

The campaigns, the state party, and organizations including Fair Fight and the New Georgia Project are already working tirelessly on the ground.  Conversations are happening and we’ll coordinate with these groups and our affiliate to effectively support their work.  It is going to take all hands on deck to help flip these two Senate seats as we work to take back the Senate.  It will not be easy!

 

There are a few things that you can do right now and I encourage you to share these opportunities.  If you use the links below to volunteer or contribute, NEA will be able to track of our members’ activism.

The first is to make calls to voters for Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock: 

Another thing you can do is donate to both candidates’ campaigns: 

Finally, we expect that there will be in-person campaign activities happening on the ground in Georgia. What this looks like is being determined and we are working to learn more and evaluate the best ways to match up interest with on the ground needs.  For those who are interested in field opportunities, please take a movement to complete this form and we will follow up around the best opportunities as they become available.  

Rest assured that NEA will be “all in” on these races and we appreciate your interest and patience as we work with our affiliate and partners to create an effective plan. We will need your help—so stay tuned. 

In solidarity,

Becky

 

Nursing Home Resource Center assists providers, caregivers, residents

Nov 13, 2020

In late October, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) launched a new online platform - the Nursing Home Resource Center - to serve as a centralized hub bringing together the latest information, guidance and data on nursing homes that is important to facilities, frontline providers, residents and their families, especially as the fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) continues.

Previously, individuals seeking information specific to nursing homes needed to navigate to several disparate webpages and spent valuable time looking for answers. With the onset of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE), quick access to up-to-date information and resources, including the 24 guidance documents released since March 2020 in response to the pandemic, was critical.

The Resource Center consolidates all nursing home information, guidance and resources into a user-friendly, one-stop-shop that is easily navigable so providers and caregivers can spend less time searching for critical answers and more time caring for residents. Moreover, the new platform contains features specific to residents and their families, ensuring they have the information needed to make empowered decisions about their healthcare.

With the new page, people can efficiently navigate all facility inspection reports and data – including COVID-19 pandemic and PHE information. This tool will remain active through and beyond the COVID-19 PHE.

CMS identified opportunities for improvement during its ongoing review of nursing home quality and safety operations, infection control and PHE compliance updates. The independent Coronavirus Commission for Quality and Safety in Nursing Homes that convened during the summer of 2020 found similar needs.

CMS is committed to improve the health of all Americans, increase access to better care and transform the nation’s healthcare delivery.  The Nursing Home Resource Center website demonstrates the Trump Administration’s commitment to ensuring that nursing home facilities and providers have the information they needed to care for residents – both as a part of the COVID-19 response and beyond.

To view the Nursing Home Resource Center, please visit: https://www.cms.gov/nursing-homes 

 

 

MEA-Retired Get Out the Vote Presentation

Oct 15, 2020

In 2019 NEA-Retired President, Sarah Borgman, organized an NEA-Retired State PAC Captain Team.  MEA-Retired President, Kay Thelma-Walker, appointed Jeanne Hansen to represent MEA-Retired.

The NEA-Retired State PAC Captain Team’s objective is to get NEA-Retired members to elect Pro Public Education candidates. The State PAC Captains’ directive is two fold.  The first, to increase Retired PAC donations through personal contact, emphasizing contact with members who have not given recently.  Second, to get NEA-Retired members to vote.  To carry out these directives, each State Retired PAC Captain organized and developed plans to achieve the goal of electing Pro Public Education candidates for their State.

Late in 2019 and early 2020, the MEA-Retired PAC Team launched a PAC fund raising campaign.  The PAC campaign requested local presidents to ask their members make calls to MEA-Lifetime members within their county or general local. 

In early October, 2020, a Get Out The Vote power point presentation via zoom was presented to local presidents, MEA-Retired Officers, Board, LPIC, & MEA/NEA-Retired Delegates to share with their members.   The Get Out The Vote power point presentation was recorded and retired members are encouraged to view it at their convenience by contacting Lisa Fox, MEA Retired, at LFox@mea.org            .

The Get Out The Vote power point presentation will provide information to retired members on registering, voting in-person, absentee voting procedures, donating to PAC, where to access NEA/MEA-Retired candidate recommendations, and resources on voting, etc. using a light hearted baseball game format.  Go to the Get Out the Vote Presentation

Audio of Zoom Meeting

Jeanne Hansen

MEA-Retired PAC Captain

Subject: Exclusive MEA-Retired teletownhall with Sen. Peters – Wed @ 5:30

Sep 21, 2020

Subject: Exclusive MEA-Retired teletownhall with Sen. Peters – Wed @ 5:30

Special Opportunity for MEA-Retired members,

Make plans now to join us on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for a special opportunity to hear directly from U.S. Sen. Gary Peters about pressing issues facing Michigan retirees.

This telephone townhall with Sen. Peters is available exclusively to MEA-Retired members, during which you’ll be able to ask questions about issues important to you and other retired educators.

If you have a landline phone, you’ll get a call on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. to join the teletownhall – all you need to do is stay on the line.

No landline?  No problem!

You can RSVP here to receive the call on your cell phone – or make sure we’ve got the correct number to call you on Wednesday. RSVPs must be received by noon on Wednesday.

We hope you can join us and Sen. Peters on Wednesday evening at 5:30!

 

 

Pending state budget should prevent school cuts

Sep 16, 2020

Pending state budget should prevent school cuts

While details are still under discussion, it appears that Michigan school funding will not see cuts that have been feared for the new state fiscal year that starts in October. The Legislature and Governor have until Sept. 30 to pass the new budget, but talks in Lansing are continuing

For a quick primer on how this came to pass after dire predictions this spring, check out this video from MEA economist Tanner Delpier.


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