CTA State Council of Education Calls for Immediate Resignation of Kevin de León and Gil Cedillo from L.A. City Council
BURLINGAME – This weekend at the October meeting of its State Council of Education, the California Teachers Association renewed its calls for the immediate resignation of City Councilmembers Gil Cedillo and Kevin de León from the L.A. City Council. CTA’s top governing body, comprised of nearly 800 educators from across California, is outraged by the politicians’ disregard for the community’s outcry.
“We are hurting. Our communities are hurting. It’s during these difficult moments that we look to elected leaders for support and comfort and yet, in this case, we are met with politicians who care more about themselves than the well-being of the community,” said CTA President E. Toby Boyd. “De León’s and Cedillo’s reluctance to step down is deepening the pain and getting in the way of the long road to healing.”
CTA has a long history of advocating for social, racial, and economic justice and inclusion of our marginalized communities. Earlier this month, CTA President E. Toby Boyd issued a statement denouncing the racist, anti-black hate speech. CTA issued a second statement calling on the immediate resignation of Los Angeles City Council members and a local labor leader.
“We have zero tolerance for bullying, harassment, and hate speech,” said Boyd. “We fight for equality and inclusion so that each one of our students and educators feels safe and supported in our schools. Our communities need leaders who embrace and celebrate our differences publicly and behind closed doors.”
The 310,000-member California Teachers Association is affiliated with the 3 million-member National Education Association.