Wednesday, September 13, 2017
PROGRESSIVES ACROSS KANSAS CITY METRO PLAN TO PROTEST PREZ TRUMP EDUCATION SEC. BETSY DEVOS VISIT!!!
A look at the local call to action organized by Democratic Party denizens and Invidisible KC.
After an embarrassing confirmation comment from this top ranking politico . . .
CREDIT TO JOCO PROTESTERS FOR INVITING PROTESTERS TO DRESS AS GRIZZLY BEARS!!!
JOCO: Rally to Defend Public Education
Rally with us to Defend Public Education from the extreme rules that are being imposed by the Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos.
She is expected to meet with JCCC faculty Thursday. We have learned it will be at 4:00 PM.
We will gather at the SW corner of College and Quivera.
Please park in the Hen House parking lot and use the traffic intersection to cross the street to the gathering spot at the SW corner.
This is a fast moving event, so please check back here often for updates!
Ideas for Signs. Let's show her Public Education Works!
-- Public Education is Democracy
-- Public Education is a Great Equalizer
-- We Fully Support Title IX
-- JCCC Won Award for Climate Leadership
-- JCCC Won Award for Recycling Program
-- JCCC Won Award for Renewable Energy Program
Feel free to come dressed as a Grizzly Bear!
KCMO RALLY for Education Rights
On Friday morning, September 15, 2017 @ 8:00AM, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will visit Kansas City Academy, a local private school known for its welcoming, inclusive education environment. At 7:45AM, a broad coalition of organizations (American Federation of Teachers Local 691, Heartland Alliance for Progress, Our Revolution KC, MORE2, Indivisible KC, and the Missouri Democratic Party Progressive Caucus) will be rallying in support of a strong, well-funded, and inclusive public education system. Brief speeches will highlight strengths in educational diversity around the Kansas City metro and offer alternatives to the abrupt and draconian policy changes proposed by Ms. DeVos.
We will gather in Crossroads Church's parking lot on E. 79th Terrace, across the street from the school. Please note there is some street parking on east side of Main St (north bound only) but the KC Bier Company has graciously offered their parking lot on 79th Street just off Wornall for overflow. Also, some spaces will be reserved at the church for those with mobility issues (enter off 79th Terr.)
The Reverand Dr. Rodney E. Williams, President of the Kansas City, MO Chapter of the NAACP and Pastor of Swope Parkway United Christian Church, is confirmed to speak.
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL of the quiet neighborhood surroundings and the students arriving for school. We ask that participants maintain a positive and supportive atmosphere. KCPD will ensure unimpeded flow of streets; there are no sidewalks in this area for public gathering.
Developing . . .