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Demonstration and March: Protest Budget Cuts to Education
Date Saturday April 19
Time 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Location Details
Park and Presidents Way, Balboa Park
Event Type Protest
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CALLING ALL TEACHERS, STAFF MEMBERS & CONCERNED CITIZENS:

Get the word out to the general public, the government, and the media just how devastating proposed budget cuts will be to the education of all children in California's public schools. Around 1,000 people received pink slips. It is our goal to have all these pink slips revoked as the legislature or the governor himself reverses these proposed cuts.

--WHAT: DEMONSTRATION & MARCH

--WHEN: Saturday April 19th, 9:15 AM

--WHERE: Balboa Park: grass at corner of Park Ave. & Presidents Way

--WHY: Protest the budget cuts to education

--PARK: On Street, Balboa Park Parking, Veterans Admin Parking (across street)



We need EVERYONE'S help!-- this is truly a grassroots effort!!



--We will walk from Balboa Park to the State Building downtown (see attached flier).
--We need as many people as possible.
--Participants are to include parents, children, teachers, staff, UC and Cal State students and staff, community college students and staff, friends, family and all others who care about the education of California's children.
--All teachers should call the Union office at (619) 283-4411 or go to their website at sdea.net to give them your home phone and/or personal email so we can contact everyone.

What we need from every teacher, staff member and concerned citizen:
--Participate in the walk
--Call/ EMAIL everyone you know that could possibly participate in the walk.
--Help in anyway even if it is to just make posters or provide carpools...
--Get the PTA at your schools involved and active in supporting this cause.
--Hand out fliers in your neighborhood.

--Go to CTA.org and use the links ("tell your lawmaker to reject the proposal") to send your reps in Sacramento an email voicing your disapproval.

These budget cuts are taxes on all the children and families of the public school system in California.
Less teachers and less resources for the schools means less resources for the students and less attention paid to every student.
We should not balance the state budget on the backs of children!

Thank you in advance for your help and support!
Added to the calendar on Friday Apr 4th, 2008 12:45 AM

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