Theme of S.F. to San Jose Journey: ‘Put California Back on Track!’
SAN JOSE – Starting with a 6:15 a.m. Monday news conference at the San Jose Diridon train station, Bay Area teachers rode Caltrain routes across the Peninsula to spread their urgent messages about why passing Proposition 30 and defeating the deceptive Prop. 32 would “put California back on track!”
On Monday afternoon, Oct. 29, after school let out, hundreds of teachers greeted a core group of educators on the train as they stop at train stations in San Bruno, San Mateo, San Carlos, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Sunnyvale – with a small 5 p.m. rally greeting the travelers at the end of the line in San Jose.
“With Election Day almost here, teachers are riding the rails to share their messages about why passing Prop. 30 to prevent billions in cuts to our public schools is so vital,” said Eric Heins, vice president of the 325,000-member California Teachers Association and an East Bay teacher, who was on the train Monday. “And educators will not be able to advocate with a strong political voice if Prop. 32 passes and that voice is silenced by the millionaires and billionaires behind this attack on the middle class.”