San Diego Right-Wing and Tea Parties Mobilize to Counter Teachers’ Rally, Friday the 13th

by on May 12, 2011 · 8 comments

in Civil Rights, Economy, Education, Organizing, Popular, San Diego

Importance of Progressives Rallying in Support of Teachers Is Heightened

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.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Outlaw May 12, 2011 at 11:41 am

Well I guess they have as much right to express themselves.

So the T.A. will have a few hundred, and the T.B. will have 10 I guess? LOL


avatar Frank Gormlie May 14, 2011 at 9:34 am

Outlaw, there were about 2000 educators, union members, activists and community people, and several dozen counter-protesters.


avatar Outlaw May 16, 2011 at 8:29 am



I guess the tea party isn’t as strong as they thought, at least not in this state.


avatar Andy Cohen May 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm

Count me in! I’ll write it up.


avatar Anthony Yushinsky May 12, 2011 at 12:53 pm

We’ll be there too!


avatar barbara May 12, 2011 at 9:05 pm

The tea bags are like Pavlov’s dogs. No matter what the issue, even if the issue is good quality education, if a scary liberal supports it, they are against it. It has become a reflex, a blood sport with them.


avatar RB May 13, 2011 at 6:34 am

When you listen to the far left and far right, you get plenty of name calling about the other side being extreme. But the middle majority knows were to find the solutions to California’s budget problems. We need pension reform.


avatar mr.rick May 14, 2011 at 2:03 pm

The pension reform coming down the pike ain’t gonna be pretty. What the right is aming for is a base monthly social security payment equal to but not to exceed SSI. Right now SSI is $694.00 per month. Cola is calculated in there.If you have a 401K or any other old age money coming, you had better be about fighting for it.Other wise it’s all about $694. That’ will be the easy part. Medicare is the real bitch. It will be more traumatic because you’re dealing with life and death more directly


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