Step Up for Teachers

More than 90 delegations are coming from across the state for Step Up for Teachers Lobby Day on Monday, Feb. 13.

Spread the word. We all have a circle of influence. Use yours to help spread the word among your colleagues. Invite friends to the event. Encourage them to contact their lawmakers!

Monday's Agenda

9 a.m. – Check-in, 1st Floor
    Donuts and coffee, 2nd Floor

9 -11 a.m. – Visit with lawmakers

11 a.m. – #StepUpForTeachers program, 2nd Floor Rotunda

Noon - 1 p.m. – Lunch, 2nd Floor

12:30 p.m. – Continue visiting with your lawmakers

1:30 p.m.– House of Representatives convenes
    Gallery entrance on the 5th Floor, overflow in the 4th Floor Rotunda

  • Remember the key points. Teachers need this $5,000 pay raise because there hasn't been a statewide raise in 10 years. Low teacher pay is decimating our workforce and hurting children.
  • Wear something to show your school pride! Let your lawmakers know where you're from — their districts.
  • Be respectful. Represent yourself, your community, your students and your school district with pride..
  • Tell your story. Talk about how low pay and/or the teacher shortage has affected you.


Utilize all public parking around the State Captiol, including the south parking lot, the Governor's Mansion/overflow lot east of the Capitol, the Jim Thorpe Building to the west, and the History Center lot north of the Capitol. A shuttle bus will run between the History Center and the Capitol. Take a look at the map here.


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Getting Ready for #StepUpforTeachers Day

Step Up for Teachers Advocacy Plan for Local Chapters (suggestions for making your trip to the Capitol a success)

How Step Up and OEA's Together We're Stronger Plan complement each other

Social Media Tool Kit

Social Media graphic (coming soon)

Sample Letter to the Editor

Sample spreadsheet (use this example to build your spreadsheet in Excel)