Tacos for Teachers

$49,000 of $51,500 goal

Raised by 1,565 people in 7 months
Created January 3, 2019
Our campaign fed over 10,000 striking educators, students, and community members throughout the duration of the victorious UTLA strikes in January. We need to raise a little more to cover the costs of these meals. Help us reach our goal, even a few dollars helps a great deal. 


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Help support striking Los Angeles teachers and their fight for public education by donating to Tacos for Teachers, the fund that brings taco trucks to the picket-lines.

Any remaining funds not used on tacos goes directly to Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.

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Public school teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District are fighting for the schools we deserve.  The district is refusing to meet their demands, so the teachers' union, United Teachers Los Angeles, will strike beginning on January 14.

Some of UTLA's key demands  include:

• Use the $1.9 billion in unrestricted reserves for smaller class sizes; for more nurses, counselors, and librarians; and to fully fund our schools;
• Commit to more support for special education, early education, bilingual education, and adult education;
• End the toxic overtesting of our students;
• Empower parent and educator voices at the school site with stronger Local School Leadership Councils; and
• Address the charter industry drain that siphons more than $600 million from our schools every year.

Read more about their fight here.

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Endorsed by: 

Local
• Héctor Agredano, Faculty Association member, Pasadena City College 
• Max Belasco, University Professional and Technical Employees - Communication Workers of America member
• Christina Ceisel, California Faculty Association member, Cal State Fullerton 
• Brian Dolber, California Faculty Association member, Cal State San Marcos
• Claire Douglas, San Diego Education Association member
• Olivia Eliasoph Gamboa, California Federation of Teachers member, Camino Nuevo High School
• Caroline Luce, American Federation of Teachers and United Auto Workers member, UCLA
• Liz Thornton, American Federation of Teachers member, UCLA and Los Angeles Valley College

National
• Martha Baumgarten, Acero educator, bargaining team member, United Educators for Justice (UEJ) caucus, Chicago Teachers Union Allied Charter Teachers and Staff (CTU ACTS)*
• Larry Cagle, Oklahoma Teachers United, Oklahoma Education Association*
• Matt Casella, Alamance-Burlinton Association of Educators, Burlington, North Carolina*
• Rebecca Garelli, Arizona Education Association, Arizona Educators United*
• Jesse Hagopian, Seattle Education Association, Social Equity Educators*
• Darrin Hoop, Seattle Education Association, Social Equity Educators*
• Nicole McCormick, President, Mercer County Education Association, West Virginia*
• Jay O’Neal, Treasurer - Kanawha County Education Association, West Virginia*
• Rosa Powers, Settle Education Association, Social Equity Educators*
• Stephanie Price, Chair - Committee for Racial and Ethnic Minorities, Oklahoma Education Association*
• Justin Vinson, Seattle Education Association, Social Equity Educators*
• Lauren Ware Stark, Seattle Education Association, Social Equity Educators*

*For identification purposes only

Organizational
Democratic Socialists of America, Los Angeles
International Socialist Organization, Los Angeles 
California Educators Rising 
Social Equity Educators, Seattle

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A note to all supporters: Funds will be collected by Clare Lemlich, one of the volunteer coordinators of this campaign, and paid out to our taco provider partners. Remaining funds will be sent to to central strike solidarity fund with Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.
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Our campaign fed over 10,000 striking educators, students, and community members throughout the duration of the victorious UTLA strikes in January. We need to raise a little more to cover the costs of these meals. Help us reach our goal, even a few dollars helps a great deal.
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LAUSD teachers returned victorious to work on Wednesday, and while the final count is still being finalized as we feed several more schools this week, we can safely say that Tacos for Teachers supported the struggle with your help in the following ways:

• Days covered: 10
• Schools reached: 88
• Community events and rallies served: 5
• People fed: 7,800

But the fight is far from over.

• Accelerated Schools — the first charter strike in California and the second ever in the country — remain on strike for a fair contract, job security, and respect at work. Visit their picket-lines at 4000 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90037 and support their campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/first-california-charter-teacher-strike

• 93% of Denver teachers have voted to strike. Follow their timeline and support Tamales for Teachers here: https://www.gofundme.com/tamales-for-teachers

• Oakland teachers will vote to strike early next week. Read more here about their campaign and watch this space to learn more about how you can support them: https://socialistworker.org/2019/01/18/oakland-teachers-wont-wait-for-a-strike-deadline

For a strike in every state and a taco truck on every corner!

-- With thanks from the International Socialist Organization, California Educators Rising, and Democratic Socialists of America.
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**IMPORTANT**
SUPPORT STRIKING CHARTER TEACHERS AT ACCELERATED SCHOOLS

Educators at the first charter school strike in California and the second ever in the country need our support. They are facing vicious attacks from management and a heavy police presence. Tacos for Teachers sent food to their pickets today, but these educators desperately need moral and material support.

Please continue to show your support for striking UTLA teachers by supporting their campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/first-california-charter-teacher-strike
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Thank you dear supporters, we now have nearly $35,000 in solidarity funds!

Today (Jan 17) we served:
• Breakfast at North Hollywood High School
• Lunch at Miguel Contreras Learning Complex

Tomorrow (Jan 18) we'll be doing:
• Breakfast at Venice High, Lincoln High, and Accelerated School
• Lunch at the DTLA protest (learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/223164381970735/)
• Lunch at Franklin High
• Dinner at Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory for "Teachers on Strike and the Fight for Racial Justice" panel (see image for details and read more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/329713771206396/)
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