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Campaigns

The WTU engages its members in campaigns to promote issues that matter to us. Given COVID-19, much of our work has been virtual. However, as safety permits, we will mobilize supporters to build the movement for great public schools for all students – regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, zip code, or luck in a school lottery. Some of our recent campaigns revolved around the following:

  • Save the Librarians - This year, the WTU ran a successful campaign to place a librarian in every school. DCPS has committed to funding school librarians through 2023, but not beyond. Join us as we mobilize to make sure librarians keep the positions we were able to win for them initially!

  • Fund our Schools - The WTU’s Fund Our Schools Campaign calls for funding to guarantee that each and every DC public school receives the support needed to meet the needs of its students. This includes funds for adequate staffing levels, up to date computer labs, libraries and other resources, designated funding for school security so that these costs do not diminish educational resources, and provide sufficient funds for the programs needed by students who have been traditionally underserved by our schools. This campaign is part of a national effort by the American Federation of Teachers to urge lawmakers to approve budgets that accurately reflect the needs of students.

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