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‘I Would Die for My Students, But I Shouldn’t Have To’

In the wee morning hours on Saturday, March 24, Connecticut teachers filled a bus bound for Washington, D.C., in a major show of support for students and safe schools.

Teachers from Avon, Bloomfield, Cheshire, Clinton, Cornwall, Coventry, East Hartford, Killingly, Manchester, Mansfield, Newington, Norwich, Tolland, Trumbull, and Waterbury—as well as retired educators from around the state—participated in the student-led March for Our Lives at the nation’s capital, joined by their colleagues in marches throughout Connecticut and worldwide.

Teachers gathered at Union Station in New Haven in the wee hours of Saturday morning to board a bus to Washington, D.C.

“We are here to support our nation’s students in their demand for meaningful action for safe schools,” said Bridgeport teacher Mia Dimbo. “It’s time to honor the victims of school shootings by passing commonsense gun laws and providing funding for mental health services and other school resources.” Read more

Join Us: Take a Bus to Hartford or D.C. for the March for Our Lives Rally

The safety and well-being of our students and teachers are top priorities for CEA. In the wake of last month’s tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, school safety is once again in the national spotlight, and the push to ensure that public schools are safe havens now has the force of millions of young people behind it.

Many CEA members have expressed an interest in participating in March for Our Lives rallies on March 24, where they plan to stand with students and advocate for decisive, meaningful Congressional action to ensure school safety.

CEA has chartered a bus to Washington, D.C., and is organizing free bus transportation to Hartford. Read more