Join Thousands of Teachers, Students, Parents, Nurses, Firefighters, and Community Groups for Action Day Mass Rally to Stop Governor Schwazenegger on Wednesday, May 25 in Pershing Square
WHAT: The Los Angeles rally is timed to coincide with another huge rally at the Capitol in Sacramento protests Governor Schwazenegger's broken promises tp to schools, his attacks on working people and his special election petition campaign that would waste millon.
There will be a special tribute to labor leader Miguel Contreras, who past away earlier this month.
WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (6th and Olive St.)
PARKING: Free at Dodger Stadium and take a shuttle, or take the Red Line to Pershing Square.
WHO: Thousands of teachers, students, parents, nurses, firefighters, other public employees, and community groups, 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, California Federation of Teachers, United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA), 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.