#RedForEd Sends Teachers To Arizona Capitol As Budget Deal Nears

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:09pm

Audio icon Download mp3 (7.3 MB)

Jackie Hai/KJZZ
An estimated 50,000 people filled the streets of downtown Phoenix on April 26, 2018, to march for teachers and school staff across the state.

As legislators work to hammer out a budget deal this week, they’ll be greeted by teachers wearing red at the Capitol once again.

#RedForEd teachers are mobilizing again to make the state hear their calls for more education funding.

Organizers have asked teachers to head to the Capitol and fill the gallery with as many bodies wearing red as they can get.

Rebecca Garelli, co-founder and lead organizer of Arizona Educators United, joined The Show to explain the message teachers want to send lawmakers as time runs out.

Politics Education The Show