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In this issue:
From the President's Desk
Public Education Updates
TSA Lawsuit Update
Member Benefit of the Month
Recruiting Incentives
NEA Representative Assembly Election Results
Your Association in the News
Upcoming Events
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From the President's Desk
The DeKalb County School Board has decided to table any discussion of the Fair Dismissal/Due Process waiver.  I want to take this time to "THANK YOU" for calling and writing the board, and to say to you that when we work together collectively, we win! We need to thank them (especially Dr. Joyce Morley and Marshall Orson) for this, while continuing to keep the pressure on the entire board.  Let's write and/or call the Board members and thank them for not moving forward and asking them not to move on this at all.  We know this will come back next month, let's be prepared to do this all over again.  This would be a dangerous precedence.  Again, this isn't the time, during a pandemic, to take anything away from the people who are doing the real work.
Again, thank you!
 
In Solidarity
Deborah
Public Education Updates
We are very excited about the selection of California Senator Kamala Harris to join the campaign as Joe Biden's running mate. Senator Harris's nomination is truly historic and she is a true champion of public education. 
 
Census 2020 is close to wrapping up. The census helps drive federal dollars to our schools. If you haven't done so already, please complete your Census and encourage your friends, family, neighbors, and students' families to complete the Census. It takes less than 10 minutes, but the difference it makes for DeKalb County is huge! 
 
The 2020 Election will shape our country for years to come. If you aren't registered to vote, you can do so here. If you are registered, consider voting by mail by requesting an application and sending it in as soon as possible. Due to the slowing of the mail, if you decide to vote by mail, request and send in your ballot as soon as possible. It must be received by your county board of elections by 7:00PM on November 3. Late ballots will not be counted. Most counties have drop boxes as well once you have received and filled out your mail ballot. You can also vote early. Check with your local county board of elections for details, times, and locations.
TSA Lawsuit Update
By now, if you are a member of the class, you should have received both an email to your DCSD email account and a notification via first class mail. If you have not, and you believe you are a member of the class, visit https://www.goldshayeclassaction.com/
Member Benefit of the Month
Member Benefits is having one Lunch Webinar next week.  On Wednesday, August 19th at 12:30pm ET/11:30am CT.  Please forward this to other members.
 
Thank You-
-Aaron
 
Aaron Warner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: NEA MEMBER BENEFITS - AUTO BUYING & AUTO INSURANCE 101
Time: Aug 19, 2020 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting Here:   https://bit.ly/AutoBuyingAug19
Meeting ID: 916 7854 2377
Passcode: NEAMBR
 
You can check out other great NEA Member Benefits at www.neamb.com.

Recruiting Incentives
Don't forget, you receive incentives for recruiting members! You can have members join online at www.joingae.com or have them fill out a paper application
NEA Representative Assembly Election Results
ODE Wants to congratulate the newly elected officers of the NEA. 
President Becky Pringle (PA)
Vice President Princess Moss (VA)
Secretary-Treasurer Noel Candelaria (TX)
Executive Committee Member Hanna Vaandering (OR)
ESP At-Large Ashanti Rankin, Saul Ramos, Margaret Powell, Lisa Jennings, and Stephanie Ervin
 
Runoff ballots for one more Executive Committee member and 3 more ESP At-Large seats have been sent delegates. Please vote and send those ballots back!
 
Your Association in the News

 GAE President Lisa Morgan on CNN 8-10-20
GAE President Morgan talks about reopening challenges - CNN
Why is virtual teaching a major challenge for educators? - WXIA

NEA President: The Biden-Harris Ticket Is “Dream Team” For Public Education And Students 

Upcoming Events
August 20: Executive Board Meeting
August 27: AR Meeting

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