Wanted: School employees who have an opinion about their profession and public education

LobbyDaySlide17Texas AFT invites all educators and support staff to join us in Austin on the first Monday of spring break, March 13, for the 2017 Texas AFT Lobby Day. It is our turn to educate the legislature about our priorities and tell them to do what’s right.

Our first message to lawmakers: “Texas can do better. Our kids shouldn’t have to wait for fair and full funding for education!”

Texas AFT will provide a legislative orientation and lunch. Hundreds of school employees will be mobilized for this event to rally for our public schools. You do not have to be a member of AFT to participate—all are welcome!

If you haven’t already RSVP’d with a local union or Associate Member Program office, click here to let us know you are coming.

What’s the Schedule

March 13
Morning: Visits with lawmakers (email us at info@texasaft.org if you need assistance scheduling visits or joining a group)
11 a.m. to noon: Lunch on the Capitol grounds
Noon to 12:45 : Rally on the South Steps
Afternoon: Visits with lawmakers

How to get to Austin

Check back here for more information on buses and rides headed to Austin. But if you have a local union in your area, contact the office to check on transportation plans.


  1. says

    Honestly, most of the world has free state-funded education nowadays… why is the United States lagging behind so badly? If we want to compete, we need an educated work force. Fight the good fight, guys.

  2. Bianca says

    Will the schedule be published soon? A group of us are riding together and want to plan out our day accordingly. We’ve already RSVP’ed on this site

    • says

      Basic Schedule is:
      March 13
      Morning: Visits with lawmakers
      11 a.m. to noon: Lunch on the Capitol grounds
      Noon to 12:45 : Rally on the South Steps
      Afternoon: Visits with lawmakers

      But each group attending will have different schedules for meeting with lawmakers. Contact us directly at info@texasaft.org if you’re interested in finding a group to join.

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