The Fast for Education was introduced on the Assembly floor on Friday
http://www.fast4education.org. It is currently entering its 21st day!
The Fast4Education demands are:
• Fully fund Proposition 98
• Introduce and pass legislation establishing a formula for equitable educational funding.
• Forgive the loans to the West Contra Costa County School District to set a precedent for other districts taken over by the state.
Charles Houston 510.684.3833
Gabriel Hernandez 408.835.6633
Jazmín Preciado 510.388.3587
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sacramento, California- Friday, May 28th, 2004
After 18 days of fasting, Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg introduces the fasters to entire California Assemblymembers.
Afterwards, negotiations with Fabian Nuñez, Speaker of the Assembly, and Darrell Steinberg, Chair of the Budget Committee, took place.
Faster, elder, civil rights activist Fred Jackson, will step out after 19 days, but will continue to organize.
The fast continues.
Partial List of Supporters
State Superintendent of Public Education Jack O' Connell
Chair, Assembly Education Committee Asm. Jackie Goldberg
Latino Caucus Chair Asm. Marco Antonio Firebaugh
Magistrate, US Supreme Court Cruz Reynoso
Chair, Assembly Public Safety Committee Asm. Mark Leno
United Farm Workers Co-Founder Dolores Huerta
United Farm Workers President Arturo Rodriguez
State Senator 8th Senate District Sen. Jackie Speier
Commitments to help resolve demands:
Speaker of the Assembly Fabian Nuñez
Chair, Assembly Budget Committee Darrell Steinberg
Who: 5 Fasters, on a Fast 4 Education
Jessica Vasquez -Central Valley 4th year student, UC Berkeley
Fred Jackson - 66 year old, African-American civil rights activist
Israel Haros -Youth Mentor, Oakland Unified School District
César A. Cruz -community organizer, Southern California
Karina Oliva - Salvadoran mother, MA Ethnic Studies
Location: State Capitol, South Steps (11th and N St.)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 6:30p.m.
10:00a.m. Fasters arrive at South Steps at Camp Site
12:00p.m. Fasters make important announcement
6:30p.m. Evening Gathering/Vigil with community
Even after hundreds of calls have been given to the governor, he refuses to negotiate.
To interview the fasters please contact Jazmín Preciado at 510-388-3587.
For the list of demands and media press kit please log on to: http://www.fast4education.org/