January 12, 2023
From Workers.org

This resolution was passed by the Oakland Education Association Representatives Council Jan. 9, Oakland, California.

Join the protest Sunday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m., Lake Merritt Columns, Oakland.

Whereas, the U.S. government has budgeted more than $1.7 billion on the U.S. military and wars around the world, rather than investing in education, health care and jobs for working people;

Whereas, NATO continues its dangerous and unsanctioned expansion into Eastern Europe, and the U.S. has provided nearly $28 billion in military aid for Ukraine so far in 2022-23;

Whereas, climate catastrophic events impacting working people in the U.S. call into question the safety of our very infrastructure and will need the infusion of massive funding to repair;

Whereas, the United National Antiwar Coalition has designated a week of action, Jan. 13-22, 2023, dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s opposition to all U.S. militarism and war;

Whereas, UNAC-Bay Area has called for an action on Sunday, Jan. 22, 1 p.m. in Oakland, at the Lake Merritt Columns, with these demands: Stop U.S. wars; Money for human needs, jobs, education, health care and the environment; Not one more penny for war in Ukraine; and Disband NATO;

Therefore, be it resolved, that the Oakland Education Association joins the Oakland UNAC action and endorses the Jan. 22 protest. Further, the OEA urges its membership to form and join a contingent for the march.

Presented by Judy Greenspan, Substitute Representative, and seconded by Mary Prophet, Substitute Representative.

Source: Workers.org