Hundreds of Oregonians gathered to rally in Grant Park at the end of September to get in the spirit of Back to School month.
But they weren’t celebrating. They were instead speaking up about the harmful impacts of state K-12 budget cuts, as local schools are forced to lay off teachers, expand class sizes, and limit class offerings.
The video here is a bit of a rally recap, highlighting the fun and festivities of such a big gathering; but it also compiles the rally speeches into one clean, simple, unified statement: We have a crisis. We have needs. We have a choice.
Check it out:
You can also visit the Defend Oregon page for more info about the measures and why Oregonians should vote NO on 84 and YES on 85.