On Saturday, October 20, Arkansans march and rally to demand the public education system ALL of our students deserve. JOIN US to send a clear message that when Arkansas’s 91st General Assembly convenes in January, lawmakers’ number one priority must be providing our students with access to a quality public education in every corner of our state. RSVP here, or join the Facebook Event so we know to expect you!
11:00 am: The Arkansas Education Association building opens for sign-making.
12:15 pm: Little Rock Education Association members, students, parents, administrators, school board members and Little Rock School District supporters meet at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary (905 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Little Rock AR 72202). We will carry signs across I-630 together and join the rest of the group at the march lineup location.
12:30 pm: Arkansas Education Association members, students, parents, administrators, school board members and public education supporters from across our state line up at the intersection of Capitol and Pulaski.
12:45 pm: Little Rock group joins statewide group in march lineup.
1:00 pm: March to Arkansas State Capitol steps.
1:30 pm: Stand Up for Students Rally. AEA and partners will present a lineup of dynamic speakers on the education issues facing Arkansas. Early voting begins on Monday, October 22, 2018 across our state, and we want all Arkansans to be informed when they enter their polling place to cast their ballots.
2:30 pm: Gather at the AEA building for pizza and postcards to legislators.
Accessibility: The AEA march route is a short two blocks but is on a slight incline. The LREA walk from MLK Elementary to the AEA march lineup is 0.4 miles. Those with limited mobility may choose to assemble at the AEA building, join us anywhere along the route, or join us on capitol grounds.
Restrooms: Restrooms will be available throughout the day at the AEA building and inside the Arkansas State Capitol.
Parking: Free parking will be available on streets in the surrounding area, at the AEA building, and at MLK Elementary. Please carpool. Accessible parking is available on Capitol grounds beside the tunnel and along Woodlane.
Attire: WEAR RED FOR ED!
Signs: Display messages supporting public education. No sticks of any kinds may be affixed to signs because they are forbidden on capitol grounds.