Thousands of teachers, school employees expected for Capitol rally

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 6, 2019

CONTACTS
Rob D’Amico (Texas AFT): 512-627-1343
Clay Robison (TSTA): 512-535-8994

WHAT:   Several thousand teachers and other school employees from throughout Texas are expected to gather at the state Capitol to demand more funding for public school students, educators and retired educators. Most will be traveling to Austin on their Spring Break.

WHO:    Joining them at the rally co-sponsored by the Texas State Teachers Association and Texas AFT will be:

Sibyl Hunter, Support Professional, Houston ISD
Traci Dunlap, Kindergarten Teacher, Austin ISD
Aissa Velazquez, Bilingual teacher, Harlandale ISD
Dr. John Ogletree, pastor and Cy-Fair ISD school board member
Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers.
Texas AFT President Louis Malfaro
TSTA President Noel Candelaria

WHEN and WHERE:

Monday, March 11
10:45-11:30 a.m.,
Speaker’s Committee Room, Capitol – News conference with union leaders and educators.

Noon
South Steps, Capitol – Rally