From the Communist Party USA website: People’s World
SEATTLE — Delegates to the American Federation of Teachers 81th Convention here applauded as AFT President Randi Weingarten urged them to mobilize for a massive October 2 march on Washington, D.C. to demand jobs and full funding of public education and health care.
“We are affected by and care about the same issues that everyday people care about,” she told the 3,000 educators and nurses who crowded the Washington State Convention Center July 8.
“The AFT will be a full partner in the One Nation March on Washington that is being organized by a broad range of civil rights, labor, faith, youth, immigrant rights and other progressive organizations.”
She added, “This march will highlight the need for an America that focuses on good jobs, good public education, taking good care of our environment and immigration reform.”
She echoed an earlier speech by Ben Jealous, President and CEO of the NAACP who recalled the joy on the Capitol Mall when President Obama was sworn in January, 2009. Since then the vast progressive coalition has been too passive, he said. In moments of deep economic crisis, the nation can “tear itself apart with division and hatred” or the people can stand as one to “pull the country together…That’s why we are organizing a mass march October 2, the One Nation March on Washington.”
Weingarten said teachers face a swirling “vortex” that includes the threatened layoff of 300,000 teachers when school reopens in the fall.
She praised the administration and the Democratic majority in the House and Senate for pushing through President Obama’s first economic stimulus that provided $100 billion to avert layoffs and cutbacks last year.
But that money is running out and Republican “deficit hawks” in the Senate are blocking another $15 billion to prevent layoffs and cutbacks this fall, she said. More than 120 school districts have been forced to cut back to four-day weeks and teachers are taking furlough days to save their colleagues jobs.
***Did you notice that this article worries about teachers……NOT the children?
ANOTHER SUPPORTER OF RANDI WEINGARTEN:
Notice the mention of the Working Families Party?
WORKING FAMILIES PARTY
- Front group for ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now)
- Functions as a political party in New York State and Connecticut, running or cross-endorsing candidates for local, state, and federal office
- Works closely with Hillary Clinton
Currently composed of some 30,000 members, the Working Families Party (WFP) is a front group for ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). WFP functions as a political party in New York State and Connecticut, promoting ACORN-friendly candidates. Unlike conventional political parties, WFP charges its members dues — about $60 per year — a policy characteristic of ACORN and its affiliates.
According to the party’s website, WFP is a coalition founded jointly by ACORN, the Communications Workers of America, and the United Automobile Workers. However, ACORN clearly dominates the coalition. New York ACORN leader Steven Kest was the moving force in forming the party, and WFP headquarters are located at the same address as ACORN’s national office, at 88 Third Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.
An outgrowth of the socialist New Party, WFP was created in 1998. According to a 2000 article by the Associated Press, its objective was (and still is) to ”help push the Democratic Party toward the left.” In pursuit of this goal, WFP runs radical candidates in state and local elections. Generally, WFP candidates conceal their extremism beneath a veneer of populist rhetoric, promoting bread-and-butter issues designed to appeal to union workers and other blue-collar voters, Republican and Democrat alike.
Washington State’s Democratic Senator Patty Murray, now locked in a tough reelection fight, said she was returning to the nation’s capital to fight for Senate passage of a bill that provides $10 billion to avert teacher layoffs so far blocked by Republicans.
She said she is proud that she fought to incorporate $100 billion in President Obama’s first economic stimulus to “save or create 300,000 education jobs.”
She added, “It has made a difference. It is important. But we know it is not enough.”
***NOT ENOUGH?**** Unemployed Americans would know WHAT to do with $100 BILLION dollars…..wouldn’t you?
LOVE that save or create message…………..
Let’s see…….$100 BILLION divided by “300,000 education jobs saved or created “= $333,333.00 per job?
Anyone see a problem here?
Gov. Christie’s of New Jersey view of Teacher Unions:
June 3, 2010
Chris Christie tells teacher she doesn’t have to teach
Are UNIONS only in this fight for POWER and MONEY?
America: “Had Enough” of the Obama/Unions agenda?
JUST NO LONGER SILENT.