My brain is fried. after an evening of eating and drinking at Peter Luger's last night (Note to Fiorillo -- WHEN ARE WE GOING AGAIN? - And to vegetarian Julie Cavanagh -- why don't you join us?) so I can't even remember what was discussed but my instinct for this rally is "ho-hum, yet another rally amongst the dozen the UFT has been part of, all designed to make them look like they are actually doing something."
But the MOREs are enthusiastic and they are meeting at Tweed before the rally from 4-4:30 with people from their schools - if they can get people to go -- so I will go and maybe they can get me excited about this. Meet at 6PM at the post rally happy hour at Maxwell's, 59 Reade St. bet Church and Brwy. I have my writing group meeting at 7 but will stop by.
Here are some things you can do:1. Sign up people at your school and bring co-workers! Use thisflier to print and get people out
2. Bring poster paper, markers, and sign ideas, or make signs and bring them. We will be handing out this flier to UFTers at the rally. Please make some copies to supplement the ones we’ll have on site.
3. Get ready to chant! We will have chant sheets (download for some great slogans for you placard as well!) and plan to rally people around important points during the rally.
4. We are having a post-rally Happy Hour near the rally 6 PM at Maxwell’s, 59 Reade St. between Broadway and Church. One block north of Chambers St. (http://www.maxwellsnyc.com).
5. Join our Group Text! Download “Groupme” app to your cellphone (iPhone, Android,etc.). Then email your cell # to Mike Schirtzer firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send you text updates during the rally.