Though this appears to apply to K-12 grades, the issue of public funding impacts all education in the state including the Cal State system and U.C.
UCSD faculty, students and workers have not hit the bricks for quite a while now and here is our chance to join with others in support of public education.
UC-AFT San Diego Local 2034
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Scores of protests, rallies, teacher sit-ins and grade-ins, and town halls are part of a statewide "State of Emergency" campaign week of actions launched Monday by CTA and a coalition of supporters calling on the Legislature to extend current taxes now to avoid the catastrophe of an all-cuts budget.
The week of actions, many happening locally, will culminate in a large rally on Friday. Please see the attached flyer and details below and share this information with members, staff and any others who may be interested.
State of Emergency Rally
Friday, May 13 from 4-6 p.m.
Embarcadero Marina Park North
500 Kettner Blvd, San Diego
More than 2,000 educators, students, parents, union members, business and community leaders - arriving by car, trolley, bus and train from throughout San Diego, Imperial, and southern Orange and Riverside counties - will participate in a huge rally between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. at San Diego's Embarcadero Marina Park North, 500 Kettner Blvd.
The rally will include entertainment from the Lakeside Middle School Show Choir and San Diego's Monarch School Steel Drum Band. The speaking program will include welcome remarks by San Diego Education Association President Bill Freeman, welcome remarks from the State Education Coalition by CTA Executive Director Carolyn Doggett, and remarks by Darrin Curtis, California Teacher of the Year from Lakeside Union School District, and by Lou Obermeyer, California Superintendent of the Year from Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District. Representatives from the Parent Teachers Association, California School Boards Association, Association of California School Administrators, California School Employees Association and California Faculty Association will also participate.
Contacts: Bill Guy, 619-709-0028, or Lisa Eck , 714-504-7108 (cell).
We hope to see you there!
Field Organizer/Program Coordinator
San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO
3737 Camino del Rio South, Suite 403 San Diego, CA 92108
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