Join the Feb. 9 #ToxicTakeovers Twitter Storm

Join the #ToxicTakeovers Twitter Storm on Feb. 9 at 1 PM EST
  Show Your Support as Detroit Kicks Off National Walk-Ins!

On February 9, parents, students and educators in Detroit will kick off the first-ever nationally coordinated Walk-Ins for the Schools All Our Children Deserve. Over the next two weeks, walk-ins will take place in more than 800 schools in 30 cities as communities across the country show a united front in the fight for public education.

On Tuesday, our allies in Detroit will host local walk-in events focused on demanding that the city and state fully fund Detroit's public schools and return the state-run district to the control of the local community.

Show your support for Detroit by joining a Twitter Storm on Feb. 9 at 1 pm EST! Use #ToxicTakeovers and share your stories of how students and communities are hurt when a state takes over public schools. We've created a social media toolkit with resources and sample tweets (download the PDF here), as well as some shareable graphics (here, here and here).

Detroit is the first city in a series of nationally coordinated walk-ins that will take place on or around Feb. 17. Click here for a full list of cities and dates to find an event near you.

It's also not too late to get your school or district involved! We put together a toolkit of materials to support walk-in organizers, including posters and shareable social media graphics. We'll be using #ReclaimOurSchools throughout the next two weeks to share updates and pictures on Twitter and Facebook.

We'll see you on Twitter this Tuesday – and we hope you'll join one of the nationwide actions near you!