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MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Dionne Watts-Williams / dwattswilliams@powerinterfaith.org / 215-713-4975

PHILADELPHIA FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, PARTNERS TO JOIN PRO-PUBLIC EDUCATION PRESS CONFERENCE

PHILADELPHIA, PA — On Friday, April 26 at noon, Philadelphia Federation of Teachers (PFT) will join a coalition of elected, labor, and community partners for a pro-public education press conference. The event is co-hosted by Representatives Roni Green and Elizabeth Fiedler. In addition to the PFT, partners participating include the Philadelphia Council AFL-CIO, AFT Pennsylvania32BJ SEIUUNITE HERE Local 634POWER InterfaithMake the Road PA, NAACP Pennsylvania, and League of Women Voters.

The press conference will call attention to the urgency of investing in public education in the state budget and rejecting voucher schemes that siphon money from public schools.

WHAT: PUBLIC EDUCATION PRESS CONFERENCE 

WHO: LABOR, COMMUNITY, ELECTED PARTNERS

WHEN: FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 12:00 NOON

WHERE: PHILADELPHIA CITY HALL NORTH APRON

Recently, a coalition of labor and community organizations issued a Pro Public Education document outlining the urgency of a full investment in public education– both a moral imperative and now, an imperative codified by law in the landmark school funding case. READ MORE HERE.

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