Make Your Voice Heard at the OEA Member Lobby Day.
When: March 28th
Where: Join your colleagues at the OEA HQ Media Center, located at 225 E. Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio at 9:00 a.m. for an hour-long briefing before meeting with your legislators.
Register to attend lobby day and sign in at the briefing to be eligible for up to $50 reimbursement covering mileage, lunch and parking. Simply submit an expense form with receipts.
Create an account if you don't already have one.
Scroll down and click on Lobby Day.
Select "Going" from the drop down menu. Wait a moment for it to register
Locals can apply for a Lobby Day Substitute Grant to cover the cost of a substitute for a member who attends lobby day. Details and an application: Lobby Day Sub Grant
Central will make appointments with legislators on your behalf if you register before March 14th, and we'll have an itinerary and expense form for you at the conclusion of the OEA briefing. If you register after March 14th you will need to make your own appointment(s) with legislators.
The STRS Election is just around the corner. You should begin to receive your ballot early April. This is a critical election for our retirement security, and re-electing Arthur Lard is of paramount importantance. You can hear from, and ask Arthur questions at a special Zoom meeting Central is hosting. Simply register using the link below.
When: Mar 29, 2023 05:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The OEA Board of Directors has endorsed Arthur Lard for election to the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) Board representing active teachers. Lard is a teacher in Portsmouth City Schools with over 25 years of experience. He teaches Business Education, Financial Management and Accounting.
Additionally, he has served as Treasurer of his local Association for over 19 years. Lard has been a Contributing Member of STRS since 2019. His term extends through Aug. 31, 2023.
Important Dates to Remember:
Early April- May 1: Member voting period
May 1: Votes must be cast- final deadline
Ways to cast your vote: using an official ballot, by phone or online.