For Immediate Release
March 10, 2021
PHOENIX – Representatives Jennifer Pawlik and Richard Andrade voiced their support for educators participating in the Invest in Ed Motorcade to the Capitol happening from 3 to 5 p.m. today. The event is a joint effort of educators, parents and supporters of public education – occurring after contract hours -- to protect public education funding and form backdoor efforts to undermine the implementation of voter-approved investments from Proposition 208.
“After many attacks on public education, educators from all over the state have learned that the best way to have their voices heard is by showing up and engaging with elected officials. This certainly looks different during a pandemic,” said Pawlik, a teacher and ranking Democratic member on the House Education Committee. “I appreciate hearing the stories of educators via email, small group Zoom meetings and testimony in committee. I am committed to opposing the bills that privatize education and those that further impact funding of our public-school systems.”
“I stand in solidarity with our educators and as a union member, our concerns are for the safety of educators, students and our communities,” Andrade said. “Our educators deserve the respect and dignity to teach without the fear of COVID-19 and have fought hard to bring funding to our public schools, with the passage of Proposition 208.”
Link to today’s event: https://www.mobilize.us/aea/event/377945/