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All you need to know is tomorrow, February 10, to wear blue. It is part of AFT's Fight for America's Future plan.

From the letter in my email box:

On that day, your AFT friends and colleagues will wear blue to work, participating in a coast-to-coast Unity Day that will show every AFT member is behind the union’s effort to restore the economy—and put the nation on track for long-term recovery—by making wise investments in schools, colleges, healthcare and other vital public services.

Print out this flier and pass it to colleagues in your workplace. Tell them how important it is to participate in Unity Day—massive participation will make policymakers at every level sit up and take notice.

While it is the American Federation of Teacher's  call to it's members, it is something we ALL can do. We all need to a strong message.  We need to show SOLIDARITY with unions.   Solidarity is part and parcel of unions, building, maintaining and supporting..  

The AFT want's to send a clear message:  

* That strong education, healthcare and public services are critical elements for our country's economic recovery.

*That budget cuts to education, health care and public services will hurt, not help, our economy.

That's a clear message every progressive, every liberal, needs to send.  We could not only show solidarity with the AFT union tomorrow but we could and should wear blue EVERY Tuesday and making that message bigger and bigger.  Just as wearing red for breast cancer every Friday has grown bigger and bigger.

But it is also more than just this important message, and putting pressure to maintain these necessary building blocks for a strong recovery.  It is also about solidarity with unions.  Wearing blue every Tuesday will also show solidarity with them.

Wear blue this Tuesday, tomorrow, and every Tuesday there after.

Originally posted to Clytemnestra on Mon Feb 09, 2009 at 11:57 AM PST.

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