Date(s) - Saturday, Aug 22
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
1100 Gervais St
Teachers, students, and their communities are ESSENTIAL, NOT EXPENDABLE. We demand that schools stay VIRTUAL UNTIL SAFE.
Join SC Teachers United and your colleagues and students on Saturday, August 22 at noon near the Statehouse in Columbia, SC, for a demonstration of pro-education, pro-safety solidarity.
We plan to make some noise in a motor rally around the Statehouse grounds and the governor’s mansion. Paint your cars, make some signs, and make some NOISE with us. We are here to show our support for students and teachers and to demand that their lives not be put at risk for the sake of the economy. Register at the link below for details on parking, routing, and safety precautions.
About SC Teachers United
We are teachers and students who demand:
- Schools stay virtual until the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) determines the risk is low for transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 in every county in South Carolina
- Publicly funded internet and other related resources for students
- Reallocation of the funding that school “resource” police (SROs) received, shifting those public tax dollars to social services for students and their families. We don’t need to police schools as a practice of normal operations, and this is especially true when schools are virtual
- A school meal replacement plan
- Students with disabilities receive the resources they need in the home setting
- Unemployment pay and jobs programs toward supporting virtual schooling, for those parents whose jobs are impeded by the pandemic
Follow SC Teachers United for details to follow in the coming days. We’ll see you Saturday, August 22, at noon at the Statehouse.