‘Build Schools, not Walls’ protests across the state on May 1

MEDIA ADVISORY for Monday, May 1, 2017

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CFT locals to join with community in Day of Action

On Monday, May 1, locals of the California Federation of Teachers will take part in a statewide Day of Action protesting the Trump administration’s anti-public education agenda (no to Education Department budget cuts and privatization schemes) and advocating for safe schools for all our students, including immigrant students and their families; fact-based education practices; and fair taxes on the wealthy and corporations. Find the actions and contacts below:

Berkeley
12 p.m. Rally at UC Berkeley (then joining Oakland Fruitvale event)
CFT Secretary-Treasurer to Jeff Freitas to speak
Organizers: Berkeley Federation of Teachers, UC-AFT, and UAW Local 2865
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 510-851-5070

Daly City
3:30 to 5 p.m., 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
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 415-385-3211

Los Angeles
11 a.m. March starts in MacArthur Park
1:30 p.m. Rally at Grand Park in front of City Hall
Organizers: Shut It Down LA Coalition

Mill Valley
2 to 2:30 p.m. Rally
College of Marin Student Services Building north lawn
Organizers: United Professors of Marin, AFT Local 1610
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 415-485-9535

Morgan Hill
3 p.m. March from Galvan Park to the ICE office
Organizers: Morgan Hill Federation of Teachers 
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 408-425-8946

Oakland
12:30 Laney College Rally
3 p.m. Rally at Fruitvale Plaza 
4 p.m. March to San Antonio Park
Organizers: Oakland Sin Fronteras, Peralta Federation of Teachers
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 510-866-5281

Orange County
11 a.m. March and Rally (Meet at St. Boniface Catholic Church – 120 N Janss St, Anaheim, CA 92805)
12 to 4 p.m. Information Fair at Pearson Park
Organizers: Orange County Labor Federation
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 714-614-2742 (for Coast CC); This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 714-348-9877

Petaluma
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Rally, Walnut Park
Organizers: Petaluma Federation of Teachers Local 1881
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 707-696-5118

Sacramento
10 a.m. March from Southside Park, 8th Street to Capitol
11:15 p.m. Rally 
Organizers: Sacramento Central Labor Council
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 916-402-4496

San Diego
9 to 11 a.m. Teach-In
12 p.m. March starting at San Diego City College
Organizers: AFT Guild, Local 1931
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 619-708-1412

San Francisco
11 a.m. Meet at Justin Herman Plaza
12 p.m. March to Civic Center
Organizers: Community groups and SEIU Local 87
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 415-513-3179

San Jose
3 p.m. Meet at Story & King streets in East San Jose
Organizers: South Bay Labor Council

San Mateo
11:30 a.m. – 1:30March and Teach-in, Cañada College, Main Quad
Organizers: San Mateo Community College Federation of Teachers
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 650-306-3513

Santa Cruz
3:45 March from Mission Hill Library to
4 p.m. Rally at Clock Tower
Organizers: Greater Santa Cruz Federation of Teachers
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 831-419-9054

Santa Rosa
11 a.m. Opening Events and Teach-Ins
12 p.m. Rally, Speakers, and March
1 p.m. Teach-Ins and Various Events continue
Organizers: Jobs With Justice-North Bay

Watsonville
3 p.m. Rally in the Plaza
Organizers: Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 831-726-6866

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