Schools cannot re-open safely with massive budget cuts, fewer educators, and less help for students. The House passed the HEROES Act to help, and we call on the Senate to take similar action now. Call Sen. Tillis at (202) 224-6342 and Sen. Burr at (202) 224-3154 and urge them to support the HEROES Act to provide funding for the safe reopening of NC schools.

NC’s public schools are currently facing a crisis unlike any before: a harrowing choice between teaching virtually amidst broad educational and resource inequities, or returning to school buildings and putting the lives of all students, staff, and families in jeopardy. For more information on the importance of passing the HEROES Act, visit EducatingThroughCrisis.org. To learn more about the NC Association of Educators’ fight for public education in NC, and to learn about ways ways you can help, see their website Organize2020.org.

You can also support the NC Association of Educators by joining in a Car Caravan at Sen. Thom Tillis’s office in Hendersonville, on Saturday, August 8, from 1 to 2:30 pm. See event details here.