Thank you to all of our Building Reps, members and allies who stood in solidarity with educators across the nation today as part of the Demand Safe Schools National Day of Resistance. We continue to stand today and every day with educators and families in schools such as those in Arizona, where teachers are fundraising for air purifiers while COVID rates are at 23%, and Chicago educators who have been forced back into schools with rates above 11% with no contract. We will continue to fight not just for Boston, but for students, educators and families across the nation. Search #DemandSafeSchools to learn more – retweet and reshare to amplify the voices!
Beyond today’s National Day of Action, we have additional actions and events coming up in the following days as part of the continued #GetSETBPS campaign! Our fight for Safety, Equity and Transparency continues. Please see below for advocacy and partnership opportunities organized by our union members:
Whitewashing Black History Racial Justice Town Hall: January 18, 5:00-7:00PM
Join us for the next BTU Racial Justice Town Hall on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, focusing on the whitewashing of Black history. Register today! Organized by the BTU Black Lives Matter at School Committee.
BTU Family Forum – Supporting Students With Disabilities: Jan. 26, 7:00-8:30PM
See our flyer in English, Spanish, Haitian-Creöle, Vietnamese, and Chinese. We are looking to build educator/family partnerships to support students and their families during the pandemic. Visit http://bit.ly/Familyforum to register!
BTU Political Priorities Survey-What’s Next? We Need to Hear From You!
Complete the BTU Political Priorities Survey today to let us know what issues are most important to you. We want to ensure that we prioritize the policy goals and legislation that our members most care about throughout the 2021 Boston elections and as part of our legislative advocacy in Massachusetts and beyond.
Please feel free to reach out to our Organizing Team with any questions, comments, and suggestions.
Lastly, don’t forget to register in advance for tomorrow’s January Membership Meeting beginning at 4:30pm. ou must be a BTU member to attend. Chief Marty Martinez and Dr. Lo of the Boston Public Health Commission have confirmed that they will be joining us tomorrow evening.
We will continue to be in this together,
BTU Officers and Staff