Week of April 23, 2018
Walkout to Rally for Public Education Friday, April 27 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Denver too far? You can still show support. Take a Stand - Honk and Wave at the intersection of Drake and College in Fort Collins on Friday April 27 3:45 - 5:30. Join teachers, parents and members of the PSD community or just drive by and honk and wave.
Rally for Publicly-Funded, Privately-Delivered Health Care. May 6 1:00 Oak Street Plaza in Fort Collins. May 6 is National Nurses Day. Trust Colorado Nurses - Universal Health Care is in their patients’ best interests. For more information, visit www.couniversalhealth.org.
PLEASE sign a petition for Initiative 93, which would help alleviate the stranglehold Tabor and Gallagher Amendments have on education funding. 3% of registered voter signatures in all 63 Colorado districts is required to get the initiative on the ballot. It’s easy to do - just contact Shelly Wells to sign a petition.
Get the word out - there is a bill in the Colorado State Senate (18-264) to prohibit “public school teachers and teacher organizations from directly or indirectly inducing, instigating, encouraging, authorizing, ratifying, or participating in a strike against any public school employer.” The penalty for engaging in such behavior would be fines or up to 6 months in jail. Find your legislator and then let him or her know that you do not support this backhanded effort to weaken the voices of Colorado teachers who work long hours at the lowest level of pay in the country given the cost of living.
Cory Gardner wrote an op-ed in the New York Times this week, titled Is Russia Sponsoring Terrorism? Read it and then let him know what you think of it. Even better, write a letter to the Coloradoan. Need some talking points? Here you go: