Building on the spirit and energy of rallies around the country calling on state governments to prioritize education, health care, public safety, the environment, and jobs, we will demand that Texas take a balanced approach to balancing the state budget by spending our state’s savings in the Rainy Day Fund and finding new revenue. Be part of the movement to move Texas forward! Bring your family and friends and wear your rain gear! There’s a torrential storm in Texas and together we have the power to turn the tides!http://www.april62011.org/
9am – 10am Buses arriving, lobby day training and staging for the march
11am – 12pm March from Waterloo Park (13th & Trinity) to the Capitol
NOON Rally on the South Steps
1pm – 4pm Lobby Visits and Workshops
4pm Buses leave
5pm Day ends officially
Volunteer! We will need lots of people power before, during, and after April 6th to make Save Our State a success. If you would like to volunteer please contact Kymberlie Quong Charles.
April 6th will be the culmination of a menu of Save Our State activities. If you’re planning activities that you’d like to be part of Save Our State please contact Kymberlie Quong Charles.
SAVE OUR STATE is a collaborative effort between the following organizations:
Center for Public Policy Priorities | Children’s Defense Fund | Cover Texas Now | Save Our Schools
Texas AFL-CIO | Texas AFT | Texas Forward | Texas Impact
Texas League of Young Voters |Texas Organizing Project
Texas State Employees Union | Texas State Teachers Association
Organized and hosted by the Texas State Employees Union, which months ago planned April 6 as its Lobby Day which it does every 2 years in the middle of the legislative session. TSEU joined the Texas Forward coalition, and now more than 60 organizations are joining together to make April 6 a massive show of support for public services, education, and public workers. http://www.cwa-tseu.org/PUBLIC/LobbyDay2011/LobbyDay_2011.html
On April 6th state workers and union members from across the state are coming to Austin for a march and rally to defend public workers and public services. Texas State Employees Union is calling for a massive show of strength to tell the legislature that we will fight the proposed and unnecessary cuts to state services and state workers. There is no fat to cut in a state that ranks dead last or close to it in nearly every category of human services.
Contact TSEU at 512-448-4225 or http://www.cwa-tseu.org/
If you live and work in and around Austin, it’s easy to be there for the Day of Action. If you live in other parts of the state, buses will depart from or pass through a city near you.
GET YOUR TICKET TODAY!!! Just $15.00 covers your lunch, registration and bus trip to and from Austin. Those in the Austin area pay only $8.00 for registration and lunch only. No ticket necessary if you don’t need transportation nor lunch–but buy a ticket if you want to help the cost of transportation from distant parts of the state (yes, there will be folks coming from El Paso, Lubbock, the Valley, Deep East Texas, and all points of the state!).
April 6th buses will be available from these communities:
Abilene, Alice, Amarillo, Beaumont, Big Spring, Brenham, Brownville, Brownwood, Bryan/College Station, Corpus Christi, Corsicana, Crocket, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Falfurrias, Ft. Stockton, Ft. Worth, Fredericksburg, Giddings, Gonzalez, Greenville, Harlingen, Houston, Kingsville, Laredo, Lockhart, Longview, Lubbock, Lufkin, McAllen, Mexia, Midland, Mt. Pleasant, Nacogdoches, Odessa, Prairie View, Raymondville, Richmond, San Angelo, San Antonio, Sweetwater, Temple, Terrell, Texarkana, Texas City, Tyler, Vernon, Victoria, Waco, Wichita Falls
SAVE OUR STATE ACTIVITIES