FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2015

Contact:
Lindsey M. Williams, Esq.
Director of Communications
Lindsey_Williams@pft400.org
Office: 412-431-5900
Cell: 412-443-0226

PITTSBURGH — On Wednesday, February 25, the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers (PFT400) will be packing “Solidary Snacks” for the buses going to the Rally for a Fair Budget in Harrisburg on February 26.

The Rally for a Fair Budget will urge state legislators to reverse Gov. Corbett’s devastating school cuts, reinvest in the education of our children and restore vital community services by making Marcellus Shale companies pay their fair share and closing corporate tax loopholes. Pittsburgh will be sending buses from three locations in the city to join the hundreds of others from across Pennsylvania converging on the Capitol.

“Pennsylvania is completely out of step when it comes to funding public education,” said PFT400 President Nina Esposito-Visgitis. “We are 47th nationwide in the state’s share of education funding to public schools and one of only three states without a rational, stable and equitable way to funnel money to districts that need state assistance the most. PFT400 members cannot be in Harrisburg on Thursday because they are doing the important work of educating our children, but we wanted to show our support and solidarity with the Pittsburghers who are making the trip to demand full and fair funding for our schools.”

WHO:

PFT400 members

WHAT:

PFT400 members will be packing “Solidarity Snacks” for activists headed to Harrisburg for the Rally for a Fair Budget on February 26

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers
10 South 19th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

VISUALS:

Opportunity for photos and videos