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Monday, April 4, 2016

Connecticut is waking up today!

D.U.E. Justice Coalition "March for Fairness"

 Mon, 04/04/2016 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
IB ImageJoin AFT Connecticut and our allies in the D.U.E. Justice coalition in holding legislators accountable for failing to protect our state's quality of life during the 2016 General Assembly session. The coalition will issue report cards based on how legislators have voted and then march to the Legislative Office Building to directly lobby our lawmakers.
On Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, civil rights, community, and labor organizations came together to fight for Democracy, Unity, and Equality (D.U.E. Justice), and a new coalition was born. The groups agreed to continue Dr. King’s fight to end racial and economic inequality. This march is taking place on the anniversary of Dr. King's assassination in 1968.
Senator Robert Kennedy said "It is not enough to understand, or to see clearly. The future will be shaped in the arena of human activity, by those willing to commit their minds and their bodies to the task." I have been blessed with a career that allows me to teach children and teachers. It's never been easy, it takes a great deal of work to teach well, but the rewards at the end of the day make it all worth while for me. Like a drummer all I really want to do is teach. When I first started teaching children were not data, they were children. Teachers were not data, they were teachers. Today Education reformers in Connecticut have decided they can balance the budget on the backs of our poorest children and our poorest public schools. Today I can't bang on my teaching drum. Today at 5:PM in Hartford at the Capital I am committing my mind and my body to the task of marching for children, parents, teachers and our public schools.
Banging on the drum of justice with my Moral Monday brothers and sisters,
Jesse The Walking Man Turner

If you want to know what I'll be singing on the march in Hartford today...its that old Ain't Nobody Turn Me Around > <

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