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National Day of Action at City Hall December 9, 4:15 p.m.

Chicago parents, teachers, students and community leaders will be at Chicago's City Hall on December 9, 2013, to sing holiday songs and protest the school privatization and closing policies of the national administration and locally, the administration of former White House Chief of Staff (and current Chicago mayor) Rahm Emanuel. The action is sponsored by: Chicago Teachers Union, Grassroots Education Movement, Action Now, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Pilsen Alliance, Stand Up Chicago, Albany Park Neighborhood Council, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Northside Action for Justice, Jobs With Justice, Teachers for Social Justice.

According to a Chicago Teachers Union press release:

"Chicago Teachers Union and coalition of community partners in National Day of Action to Reclaim the Promise of Public Education... National Day of Action activities planned in 30 cities in the United States of America. Raise public awareness about public education issues and needs, and demand action by public officials.

Expected Turnout: 500 Chicago Public School teachers, parents, community residents

(A) Convene At Chicago City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL

News Conference with Chicago Teachers Union officers, parents, and students

Deliver hundreds of signed holiday cards describing What Chicago school children want for the Holidays, lumps of coal or candy canes to Chicago aldermen

Caroling and singing holiday tunes with public school issue themes

(B) March to State of Illinois building, 100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Deliver cards and unfurl a large banner/wish list to the Governor and state elected officials

WHO: Sponsors of the Chicago Day of Action

Chicago Teachers Union, Grassroots Education Movement, Action Now, Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council, Pilsen Alliance, Stand Up Chicago, Albany Park Neighborhood Council, Logan Square Neighborhood Association, Northside Action for Justice, Jobs With Justice, Teachers for Social Justice.

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The Chicago Teachers Union represents 30,000 teachers and educational support personnel working in the Chicago Public Schools, and by extension, the more than 400,000 students and families they serve. The CTU is an affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers and the Illinois Federation of Teachers and is the third largest teachers local in the United States and the largest local union in Illinois. For more information please visit CTUs website at www.ctunet.com.



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