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May 2014

60th Anniversary of the Historic Brown vs Board of Education Decision

May 17, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bryant Elementary,
61st and Cedar Ave.
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Education Justice for All! 60 years ago the historic Brown v. Board of Education held out the promise of quality education for all and an end to racial segregation and inequality.  But the promise has not been kept.   Instead public education is under attack and separate and unequal remains the reality for our communities. To mark the 60th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, parents, students, educators and community residents are organizing to reclaim the promise of Brown, for…

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Local Control Petition Delivery

May 28, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
City Hall,
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Fight for Philly Election Day volunteers will join PA Working Families, PCAPS, teachers, and many other supporters to collect over 40,000 signatures in favor of abolishing the School Reform Commission (SRC), doubling the the 20,000 signature requirement needed to put a question on November’s ballot. On May 28, those 40,000+ signatures we will be delivered to the City Council Clerk’s office to be voted on by City Council.   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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Rally To Tell Corbett “No More Cuts”

May 29, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Municipal Services Building / City Hall,
1401 JFK Blvd.
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It’s déjà vu all over again. Hard to believe that the Corbett administration and state lawmakers are even thinking about making even more cuts to education and human services program to fill a $1 billion deficit – but they are. We have to stop them, and we can. Instead of making more cuts, our legislators must finally enact a tax on the gas drillers, close corporate tax loopholes and expand Medicaid. Come to the rally and send Corbett and our…

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WE Run Philly Schools, Not the SRC!

May 29, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
School District of Philadelphia Education Center,
440 N. Broad St
Philadelphia, PA United States
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In early April, students, parents, community members, and teachers ran united in support of public education. We walked, ran, and rallied against an un-elected, unaccountable SRC that pushes private interests ahead of the public good. We’re not going to stop until all of our students have counselors, nurses, art, music, librarians, books, supplies, and all of the supports they need and deserve. Join us on Thursday, May 29th, at 4 PM, as we show the SRC and the SDP that…

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June 2014

Raise the Wage Rally in Harrisburg!

June 3, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Harrisburg – Capitol Budiling

Over 1 Million struggling PA workers would get a raise if the state minimum wage were increased to at least $10.10 per hour. Join us in Harrisburg to tell politicians that Pennsylvania families deserve better – tell them to raise the minimum wage now!   Did you like this? Share it:Tweet

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March for Staff Voice: Let’s “Turnaround” ASPIRA

June 4, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
ASPIRA HQ,
4233 N 5th Street
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On Wednesday June 4th, ASPIRA staff will gather at ASPIRA HQ and march up 5th Street to demonstrate staff, parent, and community support for a union at the charter school. On the eve of the postponed Munoz-Marin parent vote, staff at existing charter schools will call for a “staff and community led turnaround” at ASPIRA– not another unaccountable takeover of a neighborhood school while ASPIRA is still struggling with financial inconsistencies and labor law violations. Come support ASPIRA workers! Don’t…

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Corbett and Christie at the Union League: Shut It Down!

June 9, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Union League,
140 South Broad
Philadelphia, 19102
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Two years of cuts, school closings, and lay-offs have taken a terrible toll on education in our city. And now our communities are facing another round of budget cuts that even the School District says will leave our schools empty shells that warehouse rather than educate our children. These Governors both stand for polices that enrich corporations at the expense of working people, for cutting back on public education and health care., for privatizing schools and public services, for disempowering…

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A Living Wage Can’t Wait. Pack City Hall to Demand Enforcement Now!

June 10, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
City Hall,
4th Floor, City Hall Building
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On May 20, an overwhelming majority of Philadelphians voted in a wage increase to $10.88 for airport and other subcontracted workers. Now it’s up to the airlines and the subcontractors to comply with the law and make this raise a reality for thousands of airport workers. So far, no worker has yet received their raise. On Tuesday, join us at City Hall to call on City Council and the Mayor to ENFORCE NOW! A living wage can’t wait. We’ll start…

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Local Control Ballot Question Hearing on Wednesday

June 18, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
City Hall,
4th Floor, City Hall Building
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This Spring 40,000 Philadelphia voters signed a petition to get a ballot question this November returning our schools to local control and abolishing the SRC. Having secured more than the 20, 000 necessary signatures, the next step is a committee hearing, Wednesday at 10 a.m. in City Council Chambers (Rm 400). We will be in Council Chambers urging them to approve this measure and allow the people of Philadelphia to weigh in on how they want our schools governed.  …

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Rally with Striking Chestnut Hill Hospital Workers

June 21, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Chestnut Hill Hospital,
8835 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia , 19118 United States
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Chestnut Hill Hospital workers have been trying for a year to make their hospital a source of good jobs, with fair wages, and where frontline caregivers have a strong voice in the care they provide the community. But management has been breaking the law by not bargaining in good faith. We can no longer stand by while management ignores the needs of it’s workers and the community. Join Chestnut Hill Hospital workers as they hold a one-day unfair labor practice…

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