Stand with The Chicago Teachers

Governor Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Between the reckless indifference of Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner and the misplaced priorities by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago is facing an unprecedented financial crisis—and our brothers and sisters are on a one-day strike to fight for fair funding and fair treatment on the job

 Sign our solidarity petition, and show our brothers and sisters that you’ve got their backs! 

Schools in Illinois are being starved on purpose. Illinois is the 15th-wealthiest state in the country, but it ranks near the bottom, at No. 47, for spending on education, healthcare and human services. This deliberate underfunding of public education is unacceptable and, quite frankly, immoral. The students of Chicago deserve better.

Let’s make sure our brothers and sisters feel our support while they’re on the picket line. Show your solidarity right now by telling the governor and the mayor that you have the teachers’ backs. 

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Washington, DC

To: Governor Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emanuel
From: [Your Name]

I stand in solidarity with the educators in Chicago. Their fight for funding and the needs of students is something I hope you listen to. Students and communities in Chicago deserve fair funding for K-12 education and higher education.