March 4th- Day of Action

California Statewide Call

March 4 Strike and Day of Action To Defend Public Education

On October 24, 2009 more than 800 students, workers, and teachers converged at UC Berkeley at the Mobilizing Conference to Save Public Education. This massive meeting brought together representatives from over 100 different schools, unions, and organizations from all across California and from all sectors of public education – Pre K-12, Adult Education, CC, CSU and UC – to “decide on a statewide action plan capable of winning this struggle, which will define the future of public education in this state, particularly for the working class and communities of color.” After hours of open collective discussion, the conference democratically voted, as its principal decision, to call for a statewide Strike and Day of Action on March 4, 2010. The conference decided that all schools, unions and organizations are free to choose their specific demands and tactics – such as strikes, walkouts, march to Sacramento, rallies, occupations, sit-ins, teach-ins, etc. – for March 4, as well as the duration of such actions.

We refuse to let those in power continue to pit us against each other. If we unite, we have the power to shut down business-as-usual and to force those in power to grant our demands. Building a powerful movement to defend public education will, in turn, advance the struggle in defense of all public-sector workers and services. We call on all students, workers, teachers, parents, and their organizations across the state to endorse this call and massively mobilize and organize for the Strike and Day of Action on March 4. Let’s make this an historic turning point in the struggle against the cuts, layoffs, fee hikes, and educational segregation in California. –The California Coordinating Committee

Los Angeles Regional Rally • 3 pm Rally @ Pershing Square (5th & Hill) in downtown L.A. • 4 pm March from Pershing Square to the Governor’s office • 5 pm Rally @ Governor’s office (300 Spring St.)

East Bay/Oakland Regional Rally • 12 pm-4 pm Rally @ Frank Ogawa Plaza (in front of Oakland City Hall, 14th & Broadway) • March to the Ogawa Plaza Rally from: -UC Berkeley: 12 pm Rally @ Bancroft & Telegraph, followed by March -Laney College: 11 am Rally, followed by March -Fruitvale BART: Assemble @ 11 am, March @ 11:30 am •

San Francisco Regional Rally • 1:30 Rally @ San Francisco Civic Center • 5 pm Rally @ San Francisco Civic Center -San Francisco preK-12 educators & families • 3 pm SF preK-12 educators & families and City College of San Francisco – Mission Campus march from 24th St. & Mission to Civic Center • 3:30 pm SF preK-12 educators & families from northeast area schools meet at Van Ness & Broadway • 3:45 pm March from Van Ness & Broadway to the State Building at Van Ness and McAllister • 4:00 pm Rally with UESF at the State Building (505 Van Ness), march to Civic Center -San Francisco Latino Students & Community • 3 pm SF Latino Student & Community Rally @ 24th St. & Mission, then March to 16th St. for Rally, followed by March form 16th St. & Mission to Civic Center

Sacramento/State Capitol Rally • 11 am-1 pm Rally @ State Capitol (North Steps of Capitol) San Diego Regional Rally • 3 pm Rally @ Balboa Park, followed by March to governor’s office • 4 pm Rally @ Governor’s office (downtown)

San Fernando Valley Regional Rally • 3:45 pm gathering @ CSU Northridge Sierra Quad • 4:15 pm March • 5 pm Hands around CSUN • 5:30 pm Rally @ CSU Northridge Sierra Quad Stockton Regional March • 4:30 pm-6:00 pm Funeral Procession North on Pershing Ave., from Harding Way to San Joaquin Delta Community College campus

For more info on events in your area, check out http://defendcapubliceducation.wordpress.com/ or http://www.calfac.org/march4.html or