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Only When It's Safe Postcard WHITE

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Only When It's Safe Postcard RED

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 4 x 6 size, Best Printed on Card Stock front and back. 

Print and Mail your postcards to local elected officials or to one of the following:

Governor Ralph Northam

P.O. Box 1475
Richmond, VA 23218 

Secretary of Education Atif Qarni

P.O. Box 1475 
Richmond, VA 23218  

State Superintendent Dr. James Lane 

Department of Education

P.O. Box 2120

Richmond, VA 23218

suggestion:

Write 3- 4 sentences about why you want

schools to reopen #OnlyWhenItsSafe.

 

Find the Virginia #OnlyWhenItsSAFE Facebook Pictures Frame here HERE

 

Write or record a video of you sharing your personal story or concerns about a return to in-person teaching. Add the #MyCovidStory and tag us @virginiaeducatorsunited.

 

Share your video with the hashtag #OnlyWhenItsSafe and tag us @virginiaeducatorsunited

Not comfortable with video? Share your by typing a comment below with the #OnlyWhenItsSafe

Previously shared tools and resources. 

Tutorial videos:

-Intro to structure tests:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jlvSrIWLZhBC34SQCpAEumDUOuuT6wlB/view

 

-Intro to workplace mapping:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W-Yfa_FeX5F4-FdRvMQzAmWxPVNQ6nSE/view 

-Intro to Agitate and Educate

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1vFu6Ien9ajXqhSRMHyvTuoRrGOCL9QEm/view

-IWW Training Session

https://vimeo.com/408171248/6caad8276f

Important templates for organizing your local:

-Structure test tracker and social mapping template:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ew2QJ0-Qf87u8kvuXlWSLjDYTzceIwM3/view?usp=sharing 

-leader characteristics

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l5Qz6T3W6H4VIMOzcCqitdp8lSbHd0a6/view?usp=sharing 

-categories of workers to map in your workplace

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CcvirET7n38ZiEyXS7ZoWyR6Fzkb35FR/view?usp=sharing 

Podcasts:

How the Los Angeles Teachers organized to win: 

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/jacobin-radio-from-jacobin-magazine/jacobin-radio/e/58389192?autoplay=true 

 

Organizing to win (aka- organizing for the strike)

https://www.thedigradio.com/podcast/strike-with-jane-mcalevey/ 

 
Recommended Literature:

-How to overcome fear in organizing part 1:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UjXJ9fpj6eHENs_wB-IbjqXeIX9SLWzF/view?usp=sharing 

How to overcome fear in organizing part 2:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cPfQHDE29yeWgf0N4SH9ha2LnpAFtK0h/view?usp=sharing 

-Alinsky for teacher organizers:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/106dgFMOxAB_Ln_gT4lKYmIbIg9cX1vBl/view?usp=sharing 

 

Labor Notes

-https://labornotes.org/secrets/handouts

https://uale.org/document-table/resources/resources-for-activism/543-secrets-trainers-guide-labor-notes/file

https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/497-the-future-of-our-schools

https://www.versobooks.com/books/1569-strike-for-america

https://share.riseup.net/#7iJhG5QZIWWZx8EgInlQyA  

 

Books

available by hardcopy and in Audible Form:

 

  • Jane McALevy, A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy

  • Diane Ravitch, Slaying Goliath: The Passionate Resistance Privatization and the Fight to Save America’s Public Schools