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National #RedForEd May 16th
May 16 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
In their fight to save public education, Arizona’s educators began wearing red every Wednesday. For the last two weeks, thousands of educators and unions nationwide have done the same to show their solidarity with all those walking out to fight for public schools and students.
Let’s make this coming Wednesday, May 16, the biggest National #RedForEd yet. Educators across North Carolina will be walking out to demand better pay and full funding for public education. This protest is the latest in a powerful wave of job actions from West Virginia to Oklahoma, from Puerto Rico to the University of California.
To show our solidarity with North Carolina’s walkout, as well as the struggles of educators everywhere, we are calling on teachers, staff, and allies across the country to wear red this coming Wednesday, May 16 – and every Wednesday that educators are off the job fighting for their schools and their stud
Please take pictures of your co-workers in your Wednesday red and repost them here. Please also share this event and ask your unions and rank-and-file organizations to endorse this call (which will be updated as the struggle progresses). Solidarity!
Noah Karvelis, Arizona Educators United*
Rebecca Garelli, Arizona Educators United*
Lita Blanc, President, United Educators of San Francisco*
Cathy Campbell, President, Berkeley Federation of Teachers*
Demetrio Gonzalez, President, United Teachers of Richmond*
Barbara Madeloni, President, Massachusetts Teachers Association*
Emily Comer, American Federation of Teachers Local 4444*, West Virginia
Jay O’Neal, West Virginia Education Association*
Jia Lee, Movement of Rank and File Educators, United Federation of Teachers, NYC*
Ryan Bruckenthal, United Federation of Teachers, NYC*
Kevin Prosen, United Federation of Teachers, NYC*
Melissa Tomlinson, NJCORE, Badass Teachers Association*
Ellen David Friedman, UCORE*
Paul Prescod, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers*
* for identification purposes only