Wear Orange and Attend the End of Day Rally at the State Capitol at 4:30pm!
MTI has joined WEAC and NEA in supporting and encouraging local sites to organize around the April 20 National Day of Action to Protect Students and Schools from Gun Violence, calling on our communities to take action against gun violence.
MTI, WEAC and NEA leadership have not endorsed any one particular action, rather members have been encouraged to plan participation in ways that are meaningful and empowering at their sites. We have shared this message and resource list with Faculty Representatives and MTI members over the past month and have heard back from a number of schools relative to their plans.
Some educators are organizing legislative letter-writing campaigns, other educators have organized collective “walk-ins” at the beginning of the day, other educators are holding age-appropriate peace-building activities, other educators are planning a 13-minute in-school observation during the school day, and other educators are planning to be absent from school to march to the Capitol with a day-long schedule of activities. All of these actions are intended to demand action to protect students and schools from gun violence.
While MTI continues to encourage all members to plan and participate in those activities that they find meaningful and empowering at their sites during the day, MTI calls for all MTI members to participate in an end of day of action rally on Friday, April 20 at 4:30pm at the State Capitol.
MTI respects and honors the rights of all staff and students to join the Day of Action on Friday, April 20. As such, we expect that no student or staff member who chooses to participate in these events will be disciplined.
Please PRINT AND POST this rally flyer in your staff area.