Legislature Coming Back Tomorrow, Teacher Appreciation Week

The Legislature will return tomorrow (Thursday) to address “a plan to help small businesses across the State that are struggling amid COVID-19.” See the announcement. 

Our Legislature, composed of the men and women from our communities whom we elected to represent us, is our means of having input into how the federal CARES Act funding is spent.  SB 2772 ensures that these funds go through an appropriations process that is open to the public and allows us to have a voice in the use of our tax dollars. Gov. Reeves is threatening to veto that bill so that he can spend CARES Act money without our input and without proper oversight. Your legislators need to know that you want SB 2772 to become law. You can contact them at home today and at the Capitol beginning tomorrow (Thursday). 

Please ask your legislators to vote to override the governor’s veto of SB 2772, if he takes that action.

Find contact information for legislators

Capitol Switchboard: 601.359.3770

CARES Act funding is intended to help alleviate the challenges suffered by public school students and teachers, as well as other sectors, because of COVID-19. Last fall, you elected the most pro-public school Legislature we have seen in years. It is more important than ever that their ability to act on our behalf is not diminished.

Throughout this pandemic, our public school educators have done yeoman’s work to ensure that our children don’t fall too far behind. This Teacher Appreciation Week presents a great opportunity to thank them for their amazing work and to ensure that their work is protected now and in the years to come by a strong, supportive Legislature. Thank a teacher today. Our teachers truly are among our greatest heroes! And show them you have their backs by calling your legislators, a gift that will pay dividends for years to come.

These are scary times for all of us. They will be much more frightening if our right to an open and accountable government is taken from us. Please call your legislators and ask that they vote to override a veto of SB 2772! Your voice is important, and together, we’ve got this!