Join us at Burbank Unified School District (1900 W Olive Ave, Burbank) at 11am on Labor Day – Monday, September 7th – to stand with union members and DSA chapters across the state to demand a just recovery for the working class and the passage of Prop. 15! This will be a socially distanced car caravan rally with a program of speakers, and a short drive to our target. Bring banners, bring masks and, as always, wear red!
As a car caravan we will be rallying at Burbank USD, and then driving on to deliver our message directly to the corporate headquarters of The Walt Disney Company — a firm that has cost California public schools and social services untold millions! Our featured speakers will include DSA-LA endorsed Burbank City Council candidate, Konstantine Anthony and Fatima Iqbal-Zubair (State Assembly, District 64)!
How can it be that in the wealthiest state, in the wealthiest country in the world, our public schools lag behind at 39th in terms of per pupil spending?
Now our public services are threatened once more by a fresh wave of austerity in the wake of the crisis – but why should workers pay?
Prop. 15 – aka Schools and Communities First – is a statewide measure on November’s ballot. It will end a system of property tax handouts to the rich and reclaim and invest $10-12 BILLION a year for public schools, community colleges, parks, libraries, homeless services, health clinics, and public transit.
California is the wealthiest state, in the wealthiest country in the world, but the vast riches – we create – are hoarded by the capitalist class. We know they won’t give up their power and wealth without a fight so join us to win Prop. 15, and a just recovery for the working class!