From our fine friends at the Michigan Education Association (MEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT):
MEA and AFT Michigan members will gather together at 10 sites across the state tomorrow (Wednesday, August 3rd) to protest Gov. Rick Snyder’s frivolous appeal of a court ruling that school employees are owed 3% of their salary that the state illegally stole from their paychecks.
Snyder’s decision to appeal is just another example of the wrong priorities that Snyder and his allies have about public education. School employees are fed up with Snyder’s constant disrespect and attacks on educators and public education. It’s time to gather together and make our voices heard and to advocate for the public schools that Michigan students deserve.
Sign up to attend a protest near you – see the list of locations and times below.
Whether or not you’ll be able to attend a protest on Wednesday, you can help raise our collective voice using social media. Through a tool called Twibbon, we’ve created graphics that you can share on social media to raise awareness – you can:
- Post or tweet a pre-written message about the protests on Facebook and Twitter
- Put a filter/frame over your profile picture
- Set a graphic as your cover photo
Here are the up-to-date locations and times for Wednesday’s protests:
Detroit – Cadillac Place (outside Snyder’s Detroit office – 3044 W Grand Blvd) – Noon – 2 p.m.
Southfield – Southfield High School (24675 Lahser Rd) – 10:30 a.m.-Noon.
Lansing – Adado Riverfront Park/Lansing Community College (300 N Grand Ave) – 2-5 p.m.
Grand Rapids – Corner of 28th Street and the East Beltline – 4-6 p.m.
Kalamazoo – MEA Kalamazoo Office (4341 South Westnedge, Ste 1210) – 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Flint – Genesee Valley Mall (Linden Rd entrance, 3341 Linden Rd) – 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mt. Pleasant – Central Michigan University campus (corner of Mission and Bellows) – 2-5 p.m.
Traverse City – MEA Traverse City Office (1745 Barlow) – Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Marquette – Marquette Post Office (corner of Washington and 3rd) – 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Escanaba – Delta County Court House (310 Ludington St) – Noon-1 p.m. (Eastern time).
Sign up today to attend a protest this Wednesday, Aug. 3. Follow MEA’s updates on Facebook and Twitter – or contribute your own using the hashtag #StopTheAppeals.