Stand Up For Education Rally/Candlelight Vigil
|Haywood County Courthouse lawn|
|Main Street, Waynesville|
|Aug 26, 2013|
|6:00 PM - 7:30 PM|
N.C. Senate Minority Leader Martin Nesbitt will be the featured speaker at the “Stand Up For Education” rally and candlelight vigil to be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 on the Haywood County Courthouse lawn in Waynesville.
Other speakers are N.C. Rep. Joe Sam Queen; Haywood County Commissioner Bill Upton, who is also a retired school superintendent; and Boyce Deitz, a retired high school football coach and past president of the N.C. Athletic Directors Association. Representatives from the North Carolina Education Association and Public Schools First in North Carolina have also been asked to speak.
Rally participants are asked to wear red to demonstrate solidarity with our public school teachers and also bring school supplies to be distributed to local schools by the Haywood County Democratic Party. Anyone interested in marching to the courthouse lawn should assemble at Democratic Headquarters in Haywood Square by 5:15 p.m. Collection containers for school supplies will be at both locations.