Followup to the women’s marches #1 – contact your Congresswoman or Congressman and tell them We need to let everyone know that it wasn’t an isolated event! We need to keep pressure on Congress and the US Senate.
Teachers and advocates put forth great effort to voice needs for students, for other teachers, teacher assistants and staff, and for public education in general. There was a 2 day trek to Raleigh, an advocacy day, a press conference, a failed attempt to meet with the Governor, and a big arrest.
Instead of funding desperately needed 2 percent raises for state employees and a cost-of-living increase for retirees, the NC Senate budget continues diverting almost $600 million to a rainy day fund, which is too much money considering we are starving our public schools. Action options here.
NC NOW Legislative Update #30 talks about how the House and Senate claim that a budget agreement has been reached – 10.5 weeks late. But the lawmakers won’t give us the details until the following week! It still needs to be reviewed and voted upon – by the end of the week (Sep. 18) to meet the third extension deadline.