Join more than a hundred progressive organizations by adding your name to our open letter to Congress:
We are parents, students, educators and advocates for public schools across the country. We strive each day to ensure that our schools are places where tolerance and democracy are taught along with reading and writing—places where children from all walks of life come together to learn, and where students and educators feel safe and supported.
Together, we represent 7 million Americans. On May 1st, the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools (AROS) will be mobilizing our members, along with hundreds of thousands of others, to deliver a clear message to the nation, the Congress and the President: We will not be divided by hate and fear.
Over the past 100 days, tens of thousands of U.S.-born children, DACA-mented individuals, immigrant children and families have lived with constant fear and insecurity caused by the President’s targeting of Muslims, refugees and undocumented immigrants. His words, his initiatives and his policy proposals are eroding the trust built by educators, parents, law enforcement and communities over decades.
Today, and on May 1, we are asking Congress to stop the assault on our neighbors, our families, our students and our schools. We are calling on you to build schools, not walls.
This is personal. These are real people and this is real fear: