The grassroots making things happen in Michigan
The rally to support public education in Michigan that happens at the state Capitol on Wednesday (details with links, etc. HERE) is getting bigger by the day. In a major coup, organizer Rochelle Noel informed me over the weekend that Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer is now scheduled to speak at the rally.
From their Facebook posting on the Save Michigan Public Schools Facebook page:
OK . . . we know the suspense is killing you (and we can hardly contain our excitement anymore). Don’t miss the Save Michigan’s Public Schools Rally for Public Ed on Wednesday, June 19th, at 11:30 am where you’ll hear Mark Schauer, candidate for Governor of Michigan in 2014, speak on public education in Michigan. Schauer power for public education!
The Michigan AFL-CIO has helped to spread the word about the rally as well, sending out this email last Thursday:
Governor Snyder and his friends in Lansing have cut over $1 billion from education in order to give big tax breaks to corporations. Now, they are going even further with a push to privatize education, taking even more funding from our public schools in favor of for-profit cyber schools and voucher programs.
This must be stopped. We need to send the message loud and clear that our children come before profits.
Save Michigan’s Public Schools, a grassroots group of teachers, parents, and community members, are organizing a Save Michigan’s Public Schools Rally for Public Ed at the Capitol in Lansing on Wednesday, June 19th.
What: Save Michigan’s Public Schools Rally for Public Ed
Where: Michigan State Capitol Building, Lansing, MI
When: Wednesday, June 19th at 11:30am
I hope you will be able to join this grassroots effort in standing up against Gov. Snyder’s attacks on our public school system and the children who learn in them.
Karla Swift, President
Michigan State AFL-CIO
Please attend if you can and, just as importantly, share this information with other, especially on Facebook. Click the image at the top of the page for a printable pdf flyer suitable for sharing and, you know, leaving on the table in the lunchroom where you work and stuff : )
[Mark Schauer photo by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog]