‘RedForEd’ protest planned outside governor’s Tucson luncheon - Tucson News Now

‘RedForEd’ protest planned outside governor’s Tucson luncheon

Gov. Doug Ducey Gov. Doug Ducey
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Supporters of the RedForEd movement plan to gather for a rally outside the governor’s luncheon in Tucson on Thursday morning, May 10.

The groups ProgressNow Arizona, Mi Familia Vota and Indivisible Southern Arizona organized the demonstration.

The organizations said they want to remind Gov. Doug Ducey that the RedForEd movement is not going away.

Last week, Ducey signed a bill that would give teachers a 20 percent raise over three years. It also included money for support staff and resources.

The deal prompted teachers across the state to go back to their classrooms following a six-day walkout.

However, organizers of the rally said his education plan is not a long-term solution, saying it’s full of empty promises.

Tucson News Now reached out to the governor’s office to see if he wanted to comment on the planned demonstration. We have not heard back. However, the governor has been very vocal about his support for public education. He has repeatedly said it’s a top commitment.

The protest is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at the J.W. Starr Pass Resort. The governor’s luncheon starts at noon.

Copyright 2018 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Arizona wins national championship in women's golf

    Arizona wins national championship in women's golf

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:20 AM EDT2018-05-24 12:20:54 GMT

    Arizona wins the third NCAA Women's Golf Championship in program history.

    Arizona wins the third NCAA Women's Golf Championship in program history.

  • Sunnyside graduates take different path to future goals

    Sunnyside graduates take different path to future goals

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-05-24 05:08:35 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    There was a celebration on Tucson's south side Wednesday night as Sunnyside High's graduation ceremony sent 396 seniors off into the real world.

    There was a celebration on Tucson's south side Wednesday night as Sunnyside High's graduation ceremony sent 396 seniors off into the real world.

  • KOLD INVESTIGATES: Hospital in jeopardy

    KOLD INVESTIGATES: Hospital in jeopardy

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-05-24 03:41:10 GMT
    Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)
    Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)Chayse Vance was a young lady with an eye for art and a heart of gold, according to her family. She hung herself after a stay at the Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, which has a shocking number of violations. (Source: Vance Family)

    One Tucson hospital stands out in Arizona for its violations. Our investigative team logged and analyzed piles of data from the state department of health services to find out who's to blame and what's being done.

    One Tucson hospital stands out in Arizona for its violations. Our investigative team logged and analyzed piles of data from the state department of health services to find out who's to blame and what's being done.

Powered by Frankly