Join the Fight for $15 for a National Day of Action on Nov. 10!
Help make the link between better wages and better schools
Dear Friend and Partner,
Earlier this month, hundreds of people came together in New Orleans for "Advancing Racial Justice in 2015." At the conference, we learned about four critical fights for justice: the Black Lives Matter movement, immigrants’ rights, Fight for $15, and education justice. We heard amazing stories, shared strategies, and even marched in the streets. In the end, we pledged to support each other’s work and look for moments of convergence.
One of these moments is fast approaching: On November 10, Fight for $15, the campaign to raise the minimum wage, is holding a national day of action with events in over 250 cities.
We all know how critical economic security is to education. We know that when families and communities struggle to get by, students do too. When parents have to work two jobs just to make ends meet, they aren’t able to be engaged in their children’s education. When families can’t afford healthcare, students miss school and simple medical problems become big barriers to learning.
The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools is calling all warriors for education justice to join the fight for a $15 minimum wage on November 10! (Click here to sign on in support and you'll be notified of events in your area.) Most of the events will begin early in the morning and will end with a rally at city hall in the evening.
If you plan to participate, please email Leigh Dingerson at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. Wear your education justice t-shirt if you have one, and take a sign that links good schools with good wages and strong communities. Help build the ties that bind our movements together!
Let’s use this historic day of action to show our solidarity and to demand both a living wage and the schools all our children deserve.
Director, Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools