Education Advocate Leaders (EALs) are members! They strengthen their local Associations' legislative and political grassroots capacity year-round, by engaging fellow members around legislative and political campaigns.

Each local can have up to three Education Advocate Leaders one to represent primary, intermediate, and secondary educators or one to represent the different classifications in a classified local, SCOPE or Higher Ed.

To become an Education Advocate Leader apply online:

Mandatory Criteria:

  • Communicate with your local/colleagues on education issues
  • Contribute to the OEA Fund
  • Recruit at least 10 colleagues to receive Central ACE's emails and send their addresses to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Attend an Education Advocate Leader training session
  • Education Advocate Leader training details: We will have a virtual training in the fall via Zoom. We'll let you know as soon as the training is scheduled.

    Topics covered will include:
    • Communication & Involvement (sign up colleagues to ACE’s list, disseminating info to your local)
    • How to deliver an effective message
    • 10 Reasons to belong to OEA
    • Cyber lobbying, and engaging Central, OEA, NEA Social Media
    • Understanding what the Fund is & is not
    • Statehouse lobbying
    • EAL Stipend Criteria
    • NEA Strong Public Schools

    To apply to become an Education Advocate Leader apply online: