Taking Energy from the Educator Spring into November Elections

Taking Energy from the Educator Spring into November Elections

Session Type(s): Caucus/Roundtable

Starts: Friday, Aug. 3 4:15 PM

Ends: Friday, Aug. 3 5:30 PM

Room: 227

This spring saw a massive outpouring of teachers taking to the streets to advocate for better teacher pay, increased funding for schools, and an end to the diversion of funds into school privatization efforts. What are public school activists doing to extend this populist uprising into the November midterm elections and elect pro-education candidates? How can the Educator Spring connect to the larger coalition of progressives fighting for racial, gender, and economic justice? Come to this Education Caucus to connect with fellow advocates for public education preK-College and share your thoughts and experiences with others who want to extend the energy of the teacher walkouts into meaningful change in political campaigns and public policy. Caucus facilitator is Jeff Bryant who directs the education project of People’s Action, a national network of grassroots advocacy organizations.

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Jeff Bryant

Jeff Bryant

I am a marketing and communications strategist with nearly 30 years of experience – the past 20+ on my own as a freelance writer, advocacy journalist, and consultant. My award-winning advocacy work routinely appears in prominent news outlets including, Salon, Alternet, and The Washington Post. In commercial and fundraising ventures, my work has produced millions of dollars in sales and funds raised for clients, who range from prestigious nonprofit organizations, such as the National Geographic Society and Doctors Without Borders, to Fortune 500 companies such as Kimberley-Clark and Xerox.

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