Many of the teachers I work with are asking what can be done to support teachers and public employees in our communities. It’s time we step up and speak out, not just as teachers but as taxpayers, voters, and concerned citizens for the future of our schools and communities. It’s time to step up and take action. Here are a few things you can do today to help make a difference.
- Stay connected through email, Twitter (www.twitter.com/wdea), Facebook (search “wdea” to join our group), Youtube (www.youtube.com/local3115wdea) and our website (www.wdea3115.org)
- Plan to attend the Westhill budget hearing on March 21 at 7PM in the HS auditorium
- Attend the budget hearing in the district where you live. I’ll be attending the Baldwinsville hearing on Monday afternoon.
- Write a hand-written note to your representatives. Look for the pre-printed postcards from NYSUT which I will personally deliver to Albany on March 22.
- Contact Senator DeFrancisco’s office via his latest legislative issues survey: http://tinyurl.com/6hgb5ps
- Attend the March 15 Rally to Save Our Schools, 6:00pm, at the State Office Building, 333 E. Washington St., Syracuse.
- Increase your contribution to VOTE/COPE. We are being outspent by billionaires in Albany, every dollar counts.
- Stay informed. There is a wealth of information that is not making its way into the mainstream media regarding:
- Stand in solidarity with your fellow teachers and public employees. Wear your WDEA T-shirt on Friday, May 18th in support of the workers across the state that are being affected by the brutal cuts to education. If you need a T-shirt, email me asap and we’ll do our best to get you a shirt by next Friday.