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May 1st: Join the National Day of Action

On May 1, defend the education that all California students deserve. Join in a day of action at your school site! You will be joining the CFT, the Alliance to Reclaim our Schools (AROS), students, community allies, and millions of labor voices across the country in an historic National Day of Action.
We are proud to stand up for the rights of our students, our co-workers and our communities. CFT will join with progressive organizations and community members throughout the state to protect our students, schools, and colleges. On May 1 we demand that all our schools should:

  • Welcome and include ALL children and their families;
  • Provide a safe environment for immigrant students, their families and communities;
  • Serve as community centers, not as targets for private profit or deportation.


Here are the resources you need to plan the action that works best for your community, or to join already planned events:



12 pm    Rally at UC Berkeley (then joining Oakland Fruitvale event)
Organizers: UC-AFT and UAW Local 2865
Daly City
3:30 to 5 pm, Rallies in two locations:
Mission St and John Daly Boulevard, "Top of the Hill", Daly City, 94014
John Daly Boulevard and Park Plaza Dr., in front of Westlake shopping Center
Sponsored by AFT Local 3267
Los Angeles
11 am Rally in MacArthur Park
Organizers: Shut It Down LA Coalition
3 pm    Rally at Fruitvale Plaza 
4 pm    March to San Antonio Park
Organizers: Oakland Sin Fronteras
10 am-4 pm    Rally at Southside Park on 8th Street
Organizers: Sacramento Central Labor Council
San Diego
9-11 am   Teach-In
12 pm      March starting at San Diego City College
Organizers: AFT Guild, Local 1931
San Francisco
11 am    Meet at Justin Herman Plaza
12 pm    March to Civic Center
Organizers: Community groups and SEIU Local 87
San Jose
3 pm      Meet at Story & King Streets in East San Jose
Santa Rosa
11am    Opening Events and Teach-Ins
12pm    Rally, Speakers, and March
1pm      Teach-Ins and Various Events continue
Organizers:  Jobs With Justice-North Bay

Quick download: Day of Action flyer

For more information, or to help to plan your May 1 action, contact your CFT field representative, or email Deputy Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or phone her at 415-686-4331.