I'm writing from the #phillyfast tent outside Corbett's office at Broad and Walnut. It's day three, and JwJ members Kate Goodman and I are joining the #phillyfast parent and worker hunger strikers (including JwJ member Mike Mullins) for a day of fasting to keep our schools safe and staffed. We're asking other JwJ members to let us know if they're interested in doing the same.
Over the next week, there will also be many opportunities to show your support for the battle to fund our schools-- all #phillyfast events will take place in front of Corbett's office at Broad and Walnut.
- Tonight at 5 pm, we're hoping you'll join us in a show of solidarity with the hunger strikers. We're asking our members and allies to join us down at the #phillyfast site to come out again and show your support. (Click to RSVP)
- Tomorrow at 9 am, join PCAPS, JwJ, and Unite Here at City Council to demand a yes vote on the U&O tax, which would require businesses to pay their fair share towards our schools.
- Saturday at 2 pm, #phillyfast is asking all its community allies to join them in a mass solidarity action calling on Corbett and Nutter to end this crisis and fund our schools.(Click to RSVP)
- Next Wednesday at 5 pm, the Philadelphia AFL-CIO is calling for a day of labor mobilization in support of the #phillyfast hunger strikers.
We hope you'll come to as many of these events as you can--now more than ever, we need to fight like hell to save our city's schools.