Last Friday, ATF held a spectacular press conference in the rotunda of the roundhouse, which marked the culminating event for the $100…Really? protest postcard campaign. We displayed thousands of postcards to the Governor that YOU signed, letting the Governor know that we will not be silent when it comes to adequately funding our classrooms.
Earlier that morning, the PED testified to the Legislative Education Study Committee that these gift cards were “real morale boosters” for our educators. Our President, Ellen Bernstein, spoke to the reality of the situation: that a $100 gift card is an insult to all educators, who deserve to be supported, paid well, respected and taken seriously.
Our counter-narrative to the PED’s “morale booster” gift cards manifested itself in a grand display of thousands of postcards in the Capitol rotunda. Please see the pictures and video of the event below!