California Teachers Association Declares “State of Emergency,” Plans Occupation of State Capitol
posted at 1:56 pm on April 11, 2011 by Mike Antonucci
The California Teachers Association is planning a week of rallies, protests and an occupation of the state Capitol by 300 volunteers, scheduled for May 9-13.
Approved unanimously by the union’s 800-member State Council, the plan is designed to “force legislature to pass tax extensions” and “educate and convince communities to change tax structure and achieve tax fairness in order to achieve adequate, stable and ongoing funding for public education and essential public services.”
The “State of Emergency” plan – posted for your examination on EIA’s web site – calls for various protest actions over the five-day period:
“The week begins and ends with a group of educators (with others invited to join) taking over the State Capitol.” (emphasis in original)
Each day will have a different focus – from lobbying legislators, to “letters home” to parents, to “Refrain from Shopping Day.” On Friday May 13, regional protests will also be organized throughout the state.