PROTECT THE UNBORN: END PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT IN TENNESSEE FOR PRO-ABORTION NEA-TENNESSEE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
URGE STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE MEMBERS TO SUPPORT PRO-LIFE HB 294
Pro-life advocates have long protested the pro-abortion political activity of the nation's largest teacher's union and have attempted to end the extreme policy stances of the NEA-Tennessee Education Association which support abortion-on-demand and the funding of pro-abortion candidates for public office.
The union's official position on abortion is referred to as Resolution I-17 and has been interpreted by pro-abortion supporters during convention floor debates as defending an unlimited "right to reproductive freedom", code words for abortion-on-demand.Parliamentary efforts by pro-life teachers to prevent the use of dues money to support abortions have been consistently defeated.
Of note, NEA is the nation's second-highest campaign donor since 1989 and contributed $25 million dollars to the Obama campaign in 2008 and $23 million for his re-election in 2012. During 2014, the National Education Association spent more than $35 million on "political activities and lobbying" as well as payments to political organizations reported as "contributions, gifts and grants."
On Wednesday, February 3, members of a state House sub-committee will take up House Bill 294 by pro-life state Representative Billy Spivey (R-Lewisburg). If passed, as amended, House Bill 294 will:
Protect TN Tax-payers by ending use of public employees currently involved in collecting paycheck deductions on behalf of the NEA-Tennessee Education Association, and
Protect Innocent Human Life by ending preferential treatment for a political organization which uses its resources to promote extreme abortion-on-demand policies and candidates.