Join Us Feb. 6: NorCal launch of Marco Amaral for CA Superintendent of public instruction
Dear Bay Area and NorCal Supporters and Friends,
Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP) invites you to the Bay Area campaign launch for Marco Amaral, a special education teacher running an independent and working-class campaign to become California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Amaral’s campaign is challenging the pro-business incumbent Tony Thurmond and the Democratic Party machinery that backs him. This at a time when Thurmond is sending teachers and students to in-person classes without proper COVID testing, social distancing, or PPE in the midst of the Omicron surge. As was noted in LCIP’s endorsement statement of his campaign:
“From fighting for free colleges and universities, to fighting for a $70,000 teacher annual minimum salary and a $25-an-hour living wage for all classified employees, to ending the school-to-prison pipeline, ending military recruitment in our schools, and defending ethnic, gender, and women’s studies, Marco Amaral’s ten-point platform offers a powerful working-class alternative to the oppressive business model that has eroded public education under both Democratic and Republican rule.“
Amaral’s campaign is critical for another reason: It points the way forward for working people and oppressed communities tired of the dead-end strategy of electing Democrats who again and again betray the demands of working people. With millions due to participate in the June 7, 2022 election, Amaral’s campaign has the potential to send reverberations across the nation.
But to defeat the Democratic Party machinery, Amaral will need the backing of labor and community assemblies rooted in the working-class, youth, and communities of the oppressed. As Striketober demonstrated, only from the bottom up can we win.
Join us on Sunday, February 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. for a video discussion with LCIP and the Marco Amaral campaign on how you can support. To join, please register at:
In the meantime, we encourage you to donate to Marco Amaral’s campaign to help build this powerful movement.
You can follow his campaign at amaral4sup2022.com as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.