In support of United Teachers Los Angeles and Oakland Education Association, CTA is holding a California #RedforEd Walk-in Day on Jan. 11. This is a statewide event to stand together as we fight for the public schools all our students deserve, and to stand in solidarity with UTLA and OEA in their ongoing contract struggles. UTLA has announced that absent a deal, educators will go on strike Jan. 10. OEA has a community rally planned for Jan. 12 as it heads toward a potential job action in February.
WHAT IS A WALK-IN? A “walk-in” is when educators, students, parents and community members gather out front of their school 30 minutes before the school day starts. They wear red shirts for this specific action, hold signs and banners and hand out informational flyers. They meet with parents, students, school employees, and education activists; march around the school, take pictures and post to social media; talk to news media and elected officials, and then all walk-in to school in unison. Additional Walk-in Day details are available on this handout.
I’M IN. NOW WHAT?
- Make a plan to Walk-in! Share and talk about this handout with your fellow educators, community allies, and social media networks. Additional tips on how to host a walk-in available here.
- Organize a Walk-in at one or more schools in your chapter or district.
- Wear #RedforEd on Friday, Jan. 11.
- Stay tuned for more details in the new year.
- Learn more about the fight for quality public education for all at www.wearepublicschools.org.
- Share your plans on social media. Tell folks why you plan to Walk-in (and be sure to post on Jan. 11, too)! Current hashtags: #WalkinForEd #RedForEd #WeAreCTA #WeAreLA, #UTLAStrong, #UniteForOaklandKids, #WeAreOEA.