This rally has been postponed. Here’s a message from CEA president, Sheila Cohen:
Given the uncertainty and continually changing elements of the state budget, we are postponing our Keep Your Promise Rally scheduled for May 18.
More budget proposals are expected in the coming days, and we will review and update you on how these will impact education funding and teacher retirement.
Our thanks to all of you for your advocacy and willingness to fight for what is right. There is much more work to do before the session ends on June 7.
Watch for a call to action from CEA in the coming days and weeks, as we stand ready to fight against any attacks on our students, our profession, and our future.
We need you to continue to join with your colleagues in engaging your legislators on these important issues.
We are stronger together.
CEA is urging legislators to reject any budget proposal that shifts the state’s responsibility for education funding and teacher retirement onto Connecticut’s cities and towns.
This proposed cost shift would result in
- higher property taxes
- teacher layoffs
- larger class sizes
- reductions in critical student support services
- elimination of programs such as foreign language and full-day kindergarten in many districts
WHAT: Please attend the rally. Sign up by going to cea.org/members/rally2017
WHEN: Thursday, May 18, 2017 5:00 p.m.
WHERE: North Lawn of the State Capitol Building, Hartford
Buses are available in every county. Bus routes are subject to change
Legislators are much more likely to understand the consequences of a cost-shift plan if they see the very people who will be affected by it: teachers, students, parents, and members of the communities legislators serve and represent.
Please come—be seen—be heard—on May 18. Remember, we are strongertogether.
Source: Attend Our May 18 Rally