Posts tagged ‘protest’

May 13, 2011

SF Teachers & Students Rally Against a “state of emergency”

by Accidental Bear

Students, teachers, parents, unions and supporters gathered at City Hall in San Francisco this evening to make it clear that any more budget cuts toward education are not OK. At the forefront of their demands, demonstrators hope that state lawmakers will consider extending a sales tax increase, vehicle licensing fees, and other revenue generators set to expire June 30 that provide billions of dollars to schools each year, an event spokeswoman said (sfappeal.com). Alameda Education Association president Patricia Sanders said, “The potential budget cuts are just insane,” Sanders said. “We’re possibly looking at cutting 20 days off a child’s school year, down from 180 days to 160 days.” Rallies were to take place today in Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Bernardino under what is being called “state of emergency” declared by the California Teachers Association. by Mike Enders


Photo credit: Mike Enders

February 14, 2011

Hit the Pavement TODAY to Support Same Sex Marriage SF

by Accidental Bear

Protest In Support Of Same Sex Marriage Planned At SF City Hall Monday

 

via http://sfappeal.com

Marriage equality supporters throughout the Bay Area will be gathering in San Francisco and Martinez on Valentine’s Day to protest the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Several dozen same-sex couples, accompanied by supporters, will be asking for marriage licenses at City Hall as a way to expose the discrimination organizers say Proposition 8 re-imposed on Californians.

Proposition 8, enacted by voters as a state constitutional amendment in November 2008, mandates that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid in California.”

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