Uniting the voices of more than one million classified employees, NCCESEU has used its nationwide influence to effect a wide variety of federal issues. Most recently NCCESEU influenced the outcome of the reauthorization of the Healthy and Hunger Free Kids Act (HHFKA) to provide appropriate and necessary child nutrition employee training. Additionally, we impacted the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) by recognizing the education role of Paraeducators in the recently enacted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). We also use our influence to improve federal funding for a wide variety of education programs such as Title I, IDEA, Perkins Career and Technical Education, Pell Grants, Head Start, Secure Rural Schools, and Impact Aid. Finally, national recognition of classified education support employees, the signature advocacy effort by NCCESEU, gets closer and closer to reality each year.