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Advocating for Change

Fight for your profession. Fight for your students. Fight for you.
We advocate on the state and local level to ensure our members have the resources they need to thrive, and our students have the public schools they need to reach their full potential.
During the 2022 and 2023 Mississippi Legislative sessions, MAE fought hard to ensure the state legislature backed up the talk about educators being heroes with action. The result — the largest teacher pay raise in the history of Mississippi in 2022 and a $100 million extra appropriation for schools in 2023. Find out how you can get involved in advocating for the public schools our staff and our students deserve. There’s a role for every union member in these fights!

Our Legislative Priorities

Every year, MAE advocates on behalf of students and members to the Mississippi Legislature so that we can create the best and strongest public schools. Check out our priorities for the 2024 legislative session.

Make Your Voice Heard!

Use this tool to find and contact your elected officials at any level of government by email, phone, or even social media!

Join the MAE Power Team!

Here are opportunities for participation in our efforts at the Mississippi Capitol during the 2023 Legislative Session. Sign up to be a member of MAE's Power Team!

MAE Fund

The MAE Fund is our political action committee that helps to elect strong public school champions up and down the ballot. Learn more about what we do and how you can get involved in and support this important work.

Safe water in Jackson

When all the schools are closed, and no one can get a drink of water or take a shower in their homes, we know the Jackson water situation has reached the crucial stage. That's where we are right now. And that's why we need you to take action by encouraging legislators to collaborate with School Board members, with MAE members and others to solve Jackson's water issues for our students and our future. Click the "Take Action" button on this page.
Brianna Bailey looks off to the side.
I believe in giving back to my community, whether on campus or at a local school, because it starts a cycle...We have a responsibility to support one another.
Quote by: Brianna Bailey, Aspiring Educator
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Together we're stronger. Together we're heard.

You belong in the movement! Join today to belong to the movement of educators and school staff fighting for the pay and working conditions we all deserve.

Be a part of Team MAE

Want to be a part of an organization that does more than collect dues? MAE uses our collective power to protect you and support public education.

What's on your mind?

We're here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (lessons, fact sheets, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We're here to support you in any way you need.

Advocating strong public schools for every student and every public school employee

Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) represents thousands of Mississippians—educators, students, activists, workers, parents, neighbors, friends—who believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.