To all who came, thank you. To all who will come the next time, we'll keep you posted on the next action. In short it was a GREAT day, GREAT day. So many showed up...by my estimate at least 300, may be more. We had reps from many elected officials, Liz Kruger and Danny Dromm were there. Danny spoke. Bob Jackson was there.
Our march to Cuomo's office had a police escort and a hot band with a New Orleans sound. We delivered a postcard with names and quotes.
We did this in 8 days;
We didn't take kids out of school
We didn't rent buses
We didn't buy tee-shirts
We are the 96%
More to come...
............................Ellen McHugh --
de Councils and parents act!
I loved the smile on Ellen's face. And as Ellen points out - this did not take closing schools, or millions from billionaires -- just true grassroots parents from many of the elected councils in the city. And they are pissed at the charter giveaway. And this all started about a week ago.
Raging Horse has a report and pix:
By the way, no sightings of anyone officially connected to the UFT/Unity Caucus leadership. But I did see a bunch of MOREistas and Change the Stakesers.
|Julie and a BIG Jack -what's really in that bottle?|
|3 Happy Fellas: Patrick Walsh, John Lawhead, Michael Fiorillo|
|My political son - Mike Schirtzer - never takes off his MORE 3XXX shirt - heading for Japan with a teen tour this week|
|Mike, Fred Smith, Ruth Silver|
|Is that a grin on her face or a grimace?|
We had just come from taping an interview with former Councilwoman and major political influence for so many years (and Jimmy Breslin's wife) Ronnie Eldridge for a Manhattan Neighborhood Network show I assist with called Active Aging, which promotes the idea that as people age they don't have to stop doing things. Thanks to Pat Dobosz for this rare photo of the 2 of us together at a protest.
More pics and maybe some video in follow-ups.