Every action counts. Take action on the items below, and watch this number grow.
Urge Your Senators and Representative to Make Schools Safer & Healthier
Environmental justice includes a safe and healthy learning environment for every student, in every zip code. The Green Ribbon Act (S. 2822/H.R. 5484) would help make that happen!
Explore the California Reads Selections
CTA’s California Reads program promotes reading year-round with teacher-approved quarterly book recommendations for multiple age groups. Check out the latest picks for 2023-24!
Support LGBTQ+ Students And Educators
Sign the pledge to support LGBTQI students and educators.
Update and Upgrade School Buildings: Support the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2023
This bill would create a $100 billion grant program and $30 billion tax-credit bond program targeting high-poverty school buildings that pose health and safety risks to students and staff.
Students in Rural Communities Deserve a Well-Rounded Education
The Secure Rural Schools Act of 2023 will provide rural school districts with crucial support for students and educators. Urge your senators and representative to cosponsor the legislative act (S. 2581/H.R. 503) now!
Protect the Freedom to Vote
The Freedom to Vote Act (S. 1/H.R. 11), reintroduced by Democrats in the Senate and House, will help ensure that we all can vote on the decisions that impact our lives and our children’s future.
Invest in Public Education
Urge your senators and representative to support the largest possible increases in education funding.
Fulfill the Promise of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Urge your senators and representative to support the IDEA Full Funding Act (S. 2217/H.R. 4519) to give all students can get the support and attention they deserve.
Improve Training for School Food Service Workers
Cosponsor the Improving Training for School Food Service Workers Act to ensure training is available during the paid work day and that it maximizes hands-on opportunities.
Fully Fund IDEA & Title I
Support the Keep Our PACT Act which would create a path to fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) & Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act—providing critical programs for special education.
Ban Assault Weapons
Banning assault weapons will help our students and loved ones feel more secure to go about their daily lives and pursue their dreams.
Support Honesty in Education
Sign the pledge to demand that our schools have the resources to meet every child’s needs and a curriculum that imparts honesty about who we are, integrity in how we treat others, and courage to do what’s right.
Support Indigenous Peoples’ Rights
Sign the pledge in support of the representation of Native American history and culture in our schools.
Support Honest & Accurate Education
Pledge your voice so students can learn from the past, make sense of the present, and prepare for the future.
Background Checks for All Gun Sales
Homicide is the leading cause of death for children and young people in America, and in most cases, firearms are to blame.
Confirm Judicial Nominees NOW
Tell senators to confirm President Biden’s judicial nominees.
Demand a Fair and Safe Immigration Process
Together, we can make this a place that honors all families, no exceptions.
Support Inclusive, Aspirational, and Affirmative Public Education
Urge your representative to support the Bill of Rights for Students and Parents resolution (H. Res. 219)
Demand the Freedom to Learn
Demand an inclusive, culturally responsive public education system in which every student and educator is treated with dignity and respect, no exceptions.
Strengthen America’s Most Effective Anti-Hunger Program
Urge your senators and representative to protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Provide Healthy School Meals to All Students
Email your senators and representative and ask them to support universal school meals.
Family and Medical Leave for Education Support Professionals
Email members of Congress and urge them to co-sponsor the ESP and School Support Staff Family Leave Act that provides educator support professional access to the same FMLA protections that other working families receive.
Raise Educator Pay
Poor pay and stressful working conditions are making educator shortages even worse.
Making wellness an integral part of our lifestyle — particularly in the face of pandemic-related stress — is an active process. Check out our wellness resources for educators.
Confirm Julie Su as Secretary of Labor
Urge your senators to VOTE YES on Julie Su’s nomination for U.S. Secretary of Labor.
Follow Local CTA Chapters on Social Media
Show your support for local chapters by following them on social media.
Celebrate Education Support Professionals
Education support professionals make up one-third of the entire education workforce, and our schools could not run without them. Learn more about the important work they do for public education.
Making an Impact Since 1863
We believe our public schools are worth fighting for. That belief has driven the California Teachers Association since 1863.
Billions of dollars secured for public schools statewide over the years, thanks to CTA’s advocacy.
158 years of advocacy for our profession, our students and our public schools.
In 1866, CTA’s first legislative win establishes free public schools in California.
In 1867, CTA secures public funding for schools that educated students of color.