Make Your Voice Heard at the OEA Member Lobby Day.
When: March 25th
Where: Join your colleagues at the OEA HQ Media Center, located at 225 E. Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio at 9:00 a.m. for an hour-long briefing before meeting with your legislators.
Register to attend lobby day and sign in at the briefing to be eligible for up to $50 reimbursement covering mileage, lunch and parking. Simply submit an expense form with receipts.
To register, Log in
Scroll down and click on Member Lobby Day
Select "Going" from the drop down menu. Wait a moment for it to register
Locals can apply for a Lobby Day Substitute Grant to cover the cost of a substitute for a member who attends lobby day. Details and an application: Here
Central will make appointments with legislators on your behalf if you register before March 11th, and we'll have an itinerary and expense form for you at the conclusion of the OEA briefing.
Thanks for all you do!
Education Advocate Leaders (EALs) are members! They strengthen their local associations legislative and political grassroots capacity year-round, by engaging fellow members around legislative and political campaigns.
Each local can have up to three Education Advocate Leaders one to represent primary, intermediate, and secondary educators or one to represent the different classifications in a classified local, SCOPE or Higher Ed. Central OEA/NEA will provide a $100 stipend to each local Education Advocate Leader.
To become an Education Advocate Leader apply online: www.centraloeanea.org/eal
A list of criteria for receiving the Education Advocate Leader stipend follows. Mandatory Criteria:
Communicate with your local/colleagues on education issues
Contribute to the OEA Fund for Children and Public Education
Attend an Education Advocate Leader training session
Play an active role in local election activities
Attend at least 1 OEA phone bank or canvass
Like and Share Central Social Media Content
Stipends are paid in December to Education Advocate Leaders who have completed all the mandatory requirements.
Education Advocate Leader training details:
Three (3) training opportunities are available: May 14, 2020 @ 5:00pm at the Simon Kenton Inn, Springfield May 19, 2020 @ 5:00pm at the Central Office Jun 15, 2020 @ 2:00pm at the Airport Marriott
Register for a training by logging in to your Central account, where you will be taken to a list of events, then select "Going" from the drop-down of the training session you wish to attend.
Topics covered will include:
Communication & Involvement (sign up colleagues to ACE’s list, disseminating info to your local)
How to deliver an effective message
10 Reasons to belong to OEA
Cyber lobbying, and engaging Central, OEA, NEA Social Media
REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED
Join us on February 29, 2020 at Clark Hall, Gahanna High School where we will be hosting a Professional development double bill.
Members can choose to attend either the Power Up! professional development conference or the Diversity conference. During the conferences we will also have an engagement fair.
These conferences, as with all of Centrals conferences, are free for all Central OEA members.
Earn CEU’s which can be used toward license renewal, network with colleagues, and Power Up with relevant, timely PD!
Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.
9:30 – 2:00 Sessions
11:30-12:30 Lunch & Engagement Fair
2:15 Closing & evaluations
2:45 (approximately) Networking at Rusty Bucket Power Up
There are 7 tracks at the Power Up conference to choose from. For detailed track descriptions follow this linkDiversity
The theme of this years Diversity conference is Valuing Minority Voices:: The need to recruit and support minority educators