On Thursday, AZ teachers will walk out to demand better for their schools and students. We need long-term education funding, and until we get it, students will continue to suffer the consequences, from school buildings infested with snakes and cockroaches to classrooms of 35 kids. Read more about what’s going on and how you can support here.
High school students commemorated the anniversary of the Columbine massacre and demanded action on gun violence Friday through a powerful action that shut down the front entrances of the AZ House and Senate buildings. Governor Ducey’s education policy advisor responded by telling them that they could maybe get a meeting with the governor – if they endorsed his new teacher pay plan. Watch the livestream of their action here.
In 2014, a hidden-camera expose caught footage of Debbie Lesko, now a congressional candidate in CD8’s special election, wining and dining with lobbyists from ALEC, the conservative front group.
Donate to the walkout fund here, and attend a community walk-in at a school near you on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday morning before school starts.
We’re planning a #TextforEd event this coming Tuesday night to contact tens of thousands of voters and ask them to support our students and teachers. Learn more and RSVP here!
Immigration rights activist Alejandra Pablos was released from detention on bail on Thursday. Now, sign the petition to keep her home.
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