Feb. 22, 2021
Members of the St. Louis community, welcome! Here at STL DSA, we have two major events coming up this week and we hope everyone can attend. First, tomorrow is our February Chapter Meeting, at 7pm via Zoom. This is a great opportunity to learn about the campaigns and priorities our chapter is working on—and how you can get involved. RSVP here!
Second, on Wednesday night, STL DSA is hosting: Millions for the Rich, Pennies for Our Kids: The Role of Big Development Tax Breaks in Defunding Our Schools
We are very excited about this webinar and strongly encourage everyone to attend and invite any guests who are concerned about public education in our city—and how privatization and the capitalist class are trying to destroy it. Joining us will be Ray Cummings, President of American Federation of Teachers Local 420, Megan Green, 15th Ward Alderperson, Gerry Connolly, Tax Incentive expert, and Dorothy Rohde Collins, President of the St. Louis City Board of Education.
Finally, if you have not yet signed the People First Budget petition to demand our local politicians prioritize people over profits for big businesses, we ask that you take a few minutes to read over and submit this petition.
A few weeks ago, we voted to join the Solidarity With SLPS (St. Louis Public Schools) Coalition. St. Louis continually closes public schools while opening new charter schools, causing further inequality in educational opportunities. The Solidarity With SLPS coalition calls on St. Louis city to put a moratorium on adding new charter schools in order to protect our public schools. We encourage all members to sign the petition!
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