‘RedForEd’ protest planned outside governor’s Tucson luncheon

‘RedForEd’ protest planned outside governor’s Tucson luncheon
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.

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