John Myers has a post up at Capitol Notes about a big protest California teachers are planning at the Capitol next month:

In the days leading up to Governor Jerry Brown’s release of a revised budget next month, the state Capitol is going to be the scene of a major protest by teachers… one that could have shades of the marathon sit-in last month in Wisconsin.

Calling the event the “California State of Emergency,” teachers say their goal is to get the Legislature to pass a budget that includes some $11 billion in tax extensions, the same ones the governor still says he wants placed on a statewide ballot this year.

“The week begins and ends with a group of educators (with others invited to join) taking over the State Capitol,” says a document found online.

In a phone interview this afternoon, CTA president David Sanchez said the Wisconsin protests are indeed the model of the Capitol protest part of the events planned for the week of May 9-13. He says they intend to have a sit-in here at the Sacramento statehouse lasting all week, with six rallies in cities across the state on Friday the 13th. Read full post


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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