This Friday the 13th of May, over 2000 teachers, students, parents and local labor activists are rallying down at the Embarcadero from 4 to 6, in what’s being called a State of Emergency Rally.
Now, it turns out the San Diego’s right-wing, in the form of the Koch brothers’ sponsored Americans for Prosperity, conservative activists from the Republican right and local tea parties will be counter-demonstrating at the same place and roughly the same time.
In a declaration they call “Stop The Teachers Union and Tax Increases This Friday“, they declare:
The California Teachers Association and their Union friends are ONCE AGAIN using “the children” in their plot to raise taxes before reforming pensions and government waste. At a rally this week in Sacramento their rally cry is for more income and gas taxes with the mantra of the spending problem is “California isn’t spending enough”.
Tell the Teacher’s Unions Enough is Enough!
Lorena Gonzalez, head of the San Diego Labor Council says:
I want to encourage everyone to come out and show our support for our union brothers and sisters who work in the schools, and the need for a budget with revenues. Please keep it classy and peaceful.
So, it’s more important than ever to show up for this event. Support the teachers and all public and private union members.