We’re asking all members and supporters to wear red to show our outrage over the Governor’s order that puts us and our students in danger.
Without consultation or reason, Governor Sununu announced that all New Hampshire schools must offer a full-time five-day-a-week in-person learning option by April 19.
Right now, many school districts are already on track to return to full-time classes by early May. Vaccines are a large part of the solution to keep our educators and kids safe. But they do not reach their maximum effectiveness until 2 weeks after the second dose.
Not all educators got their vaccines right away, and even for those who did, the immunization process takes time. Even in the best case, most educators will not be considered fully vaccinated until late April or early May at earliest.
One thing is clear: Governor Sununu has let us down, again. He has never believed that those responsible for in-person learning provide an essential service. His record on that is very clear. He has no respect or regard for the work performed by public school employees and has made that clear in his policies and appointments.
He has now once again demonstrated that he has no regard for our health and safety.
To call attention to the unnecessary chaos and complete lack of regard for the safety of those who work and learn in public schools, we are calling on all members and supporters to wear Red for Ed on Thursday, April 8 – the date of Governor Sununu’s next press conference.
Red for Ed is our visible and collective effort to stand in solidarity with each other and to let the Governor know we will not be silent when you put us and our students in danger.
We invite you, your family, and all those who work in your school to make a statement this Thursday by wearing red. We’re also asking you to post pictures on social media using #RedForED.
More resources for this action will be made available tomorrow. For now, plan on wearing Red Thursday and spread the word.
Thanks again for all you do!