WHAT: Action Day Wednesday, May 25 Mobilization in Los Angeles
Action to coincide with a mass demonstration at the Capitol in Sacramento to stop the Governor Schwazenegger and his special election petition campaign that would ruin public education.
WHEN: May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (5th and Olive St.)
PARKING: At Dodger Stadium and take a shuttle, or take the Red Line to Pershing Square.
WHO: Teachers, school support personnel, nurses, firefighters, other public employees and the unions that represent them and their supporters will be converging to show the governor and the people of California that his "special interests" are not California's interests.
WHY: Action Day is to focus public attention on the damage—if Governor Arnold Schwazenegger's ill-conceived and dangerous proposals become law—to public education, to the programs provided to the people of California by state government, and to the retirement security of all public employees.The governor's ballot initiatives represent attacks on teachers, nurses, firefighters, police, and other public employees. Ultimately that means these are attacks on the people of California.
The governor's half-baked schemes are meant to divert attention from his broken promise to public education. In January of last year he promised the education community he would pay back the billion he borrowed from public education in order to bridge the state budget gap. Instead, he is waging war on educators and health care providers and public safety workers, seeking to blame them for his leadership failures.
SPONSORED BY: The Alliance for a Better California, United Teachers Los Angeles, California Federation of Teachers, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA), California Faculty Association (CFA), California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO (CLF), California Professional Firefighters (CPF), California School Employees Association (CSEA), California Teachers Association (CTA), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and SEIU Local 1000.