Cesar Chavez said: "We can choose to use our lives for others to bring about a better and more just world for our children. People who make that choice will know hardship and sacrifice. But if you give yourself totally to the non-violence struggle for peace and justice you also find that people give you their hearts and you will never go hungry and never be alone. And in giving of yourself you will discover a whole new life full of meaning and love.”
My family marches in that spirit of giving of ourselves, that Cesar Chavez evokes returning to Washington DC for the Save Our Schools Coalition: March for Public Education and Social Justice this July 8 to 9.
We are going, because teachers marching now matters more than ever,
We are going to DC, because teachers cannot be silent and apathetic under a system of test and punish that harms our children, parents, their teachers and their public schools,
Because justice on our streets matters,
Because justice in our schools matters,
Because marching for children matters,
Because marching the elderly matters,
Because marching for those without health insurance matters,
Because marching for low wage workers matters,
Because marching for the handicap matters,
Because marching for the poor matters,
Because children matter, we all matter, Black, White, Yellow, Brown, and Red,
We are going to the Lincoln Memorial to march on the wings of Dr. Martin Luther King's dream of justice for all.
We are marching because silence and apathy are not acceptable in the face of injustice in America's Public Schools.
Jesse The Walking Man Turner
Trust me marching matters America