When WE Fight, WE Win: Making Philly #UTLAStrong

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Help raise $5,000 to bring UTLA strike leaders to Philly so we can make Philly #UTLAStrong!

For nearly two years, 35,000 educators in more than 900 schools in Los Angeles organized to fight for a fair contract. In January 2019 they went on strike  for the schools Los Angeles students and families  deserve - and won .

How do we make Philly #UTLAStrong?

Join Georgia Flowers-Lee and Gillian Russom from UTLA, Maurice Weeks from Bargaining for the Common Good , and PFT members, parents, and allies, on April 6, 2019 for a day of workshops to learn how the UTLA rank and file are transforming their union, building power, demanding a fair contract, fighting for racial and economic justice in LA - and winning!

UTLA leaders have served as mentors for the Caucus  for years, including hosting 10 of us in Los Angeles in August 2017 at a conference designed to support Working Educators and like-minded caucuses. (UTLA is currently led by the Union Power caucus, a sister caucus of WE.)

SAVE THE DATE: WE Annual Convention  on Saturday, April 6th

Flowers-Lee and Russom are both members of the UTLA executive board, classroom teachers, and regional organizers of the recent strike. Get to know Flowers-Lee on the picket line and listen to Russom in this interview  on day 2 of the strike.

*Funds will be used to pay for Georgia & Gillian's transportation and hospitality while in Philly, as well as cover convention expenses (hall rental, food, childcare, printing/advertising, supplies, etc.). The Caucus is hosting more organizers this summer so we can continue to learn and grow as an organization. Additional funds beyond our goal will go to support that work.

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Thanks for donating to make Philly #UTLAStrong! Excited to see everyone at the WE Convention this Sat 4/6 (9:30-3:30pm).
Register here: http://bit.ly/MakePhillyUTLAStrong
More info here: http://www.workingeducators.org/when_we_fight_we_win_join_utla_at_our_5th_annual_convention
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