Action Now held a rally with the Chicago Teachers Union and other community and labor groups fighting for education justice, to make a stand against corporate education reform and to let politicians know what our public schools and students REALLY need for the holidays!
Action Now parent leader Zerlina Smith
After the speeches, we had Santa and the Grinch deliver coal and candy canes to elected officials, as well as signed holiday cards from each public school listing what schoolchildren need for the holidays!
|Action Now youth leader Allen Richardson|
Action Now's Executive Director Katelyn Johnson penned a recent blog post about what our schools and communities really need for the holidays: click here to read!
Video of highlights from the Day of Action:
CBS News, "Teachers Union Delivers Lumps Of Coal As Mayor Touts Computer Curriculum"
DNA Info, "CPS Protesters Deliver Candy Canes, Coal to Nice, Naughty Aldermen, Mayor"
Progress Illinois, "Chicagoans Deliver Coal, Candy Canes To Politicians Based On Public Education Votes (VIDEO)"
MSNBC, "A 'Day of Action' To Protest School Closings"
Colorlines, "Grinch Delivers Coal to Chicago Aldermen in National Protest to Reclaim Public Education"