FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 30, 2022
CONTACT: Rob D’Amico, 512-627-1343, firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers union will join other organizations in calling for the senator to stop the gun violence with commonsense steps in the U.S. Senate
What: Sen. Cruz’s response to the Uvalde shooting has been abominable. The senator is beating a drum promoting the status quo (a status that has brought us six deadly mass shootings in Texas in the past five years) instead of leading in the U.S. Senate to establish simple first steps to gun access that a majority of Texans and Americans support.
Cruz’s response to the slaughter of children—pushing for more armed school staff—is not only opposed by a vast majority of teachers, but also is an illogical idea that has not proven to be effective.
When: Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Downtown Austin. Marchers will meet at the Texas AFL-CIO building—1106 Lavaca St—at noon, then will head to Cruz’s Austin office at the J.J. Pickle Federal Building, 300 E. 8th Street
Who: Zeph Capo (Texas AFT President), teachers/school employees, union leaders/members, and community organizations fighting for sensible gun regulation
Texas American Federation of Teachers represents some 65,000 teachers, paraprofessionals, support personnel, and higher-education employees across the state. Texas AFT is affiliated with the 1.7-million-member American Federation of Teachers and AFL-CIO.