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 should try to have at least one Education Advocate Leader to represent primary, one for intermediate, one for secondary educators and 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 who meets the Mandatory Criteria.
To become an Education Advocate Leader, apply online: www.centraloeanea.org/eal
A list of criteria for receiving the Education Advocate Leader stipend follows.
• Communicate with your local/colleagues on education issues
• Contribute to the OEA Fund
• Attend an Education Advocate Leader training session
• Join the OEA Outreach Circle
• Play an active role in local election activities
• Attend OEA phone banks or an OEA sponsored canvass
• Like and Share Central Social Media Content
Stipends are paid to Education Advocate Leaders who have completed all the mandatory requirements.
Education Advocate Leader training details: We will have a virtual training on October 5th, 2022 at 5:00 PM via Zoom.
Topics covered will include:
• Communication & Involvement (sign up colleagues to ACE’s list, disseminating info to your local)
• How to sign up for the OEA Outreach Circle
• How to sign up for and use the Hustle App
• Cyber lobbying, and engaging Central, OEA, NEA Social Media
• Understanding what the Fund is & is not
• Statehouse lobbying
• EAL Stipend Criteria
• Campaign 2022
To apply to become an Education Advocate Leader apply online: www.centraloeanea.org/eal
OEA Women’s Caucus
Contact person: Angela Stewart - chair
We advocate for continuing to improve the working conditions for LGBTQ+ educators across Ohio, as well as advocate for LGBTQ+ youth in public education.
Contact person: Kara Butlien - Cohen
Website: Ohio Education Association's LGBTQ+ Caucus
Social media: OEA GLBT CaucusOEA Hispanic Caucus
To promote and protect the professional rights, welfare and human rights of Hispanics. To assist Hispanics to assume leadership positions at all levels of OEA. To assist and monitor the OEA with its decision-making policies concerning Hispanics. To continually educate and sensitize the OEA about the needs of Hispanics in Ohio. To advocate excellence in the education of Hispanics in Ohio. To promote the contributions and achievements of Hispanics in Ohio.
Contact person: Linna Jordan- Chair
Facebook: Hispanic Caucus
To fulfill the need for equity as minority educators in today's society, the DLAMC shall:
• Promote understanding of and, advocate for minority concerns and issues
• Facilitate equitable opportunities for minorities within the education profession
• Provide for internal and external networking to achieve common goals
Contact person: Martha Mitchell - President
Website: www.dlamc.groupsite.com OEA BAT Caucus
Mission and vision The OEA BAT Caucus is an active, working caucus, with much of our work done at Representative Assemblies. The OEA BAT Caucus is open to OEA Members who agree with our purpose to:
• Promote and defend public education and our noble professions
• Advance pro-public education policies and lobbying efforts by OEA
• Advocate that educators are the primary experts on their students' needs
• Advance equity through social justice
To join, please complete this form. The link for dues and NEA BAT Caucus form is embedded within it.
Contact person: Brittany Alexander- Chair