Urge Leadership of UTLA to Vote NO on Ceasefire

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UTLA once again is voting on a ceasefire motion. Enter your information below and send an email to UTLA leadership urging them to vote NO on this divisive motion.

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  • Dear UTLA House of Representatives member,

    I am writing to you as a Los Angeles parent and community member.

    On Wednesday, March 13, at 6:00, the UTLA House of Reps will once again vote on an anti-Israel “Ceasefire” motion. We are asking that you vote NO.

    Right now, Israel is in the fight for its life. It is a tiny nation with a population about the size of Greater Los Angeles. But as the only democracy in the Middle East, and the only Jewish-majority nation on the planet, it has endured more than 15,000 rockets along two borders, and a brutal attack by Hamas that led to the rape, torture, and murder of more than 1,200 people within a few hours (mostly teenagers at a music festival), plus the abduction of more than 250 people across the border into Gaza. More than 134 hostages of all ages remain hidden in Gaza terror tunnels, including six Americans. Nineteen of these hostages are women.

    More than 100 rockets were fired into Israel in the last 24 hours. And as I write this, Hamas still refuses to either Ceasefire, or return of the hostages.

    This motion does NOT have broad support among the Jewish and Israeli educators of LAUSD. We see this motion as purely performative activism, which will only embolden both antisemitic educators and students. And we are currently experiencing more than 400% increase in anti-Jewish crimes and incidents.

    This motion is BAD for LAUSD, it is BAD for UTLA, and it is NOT supported by the greater Jewish community.

    This motion will increase the vulnerability of Jewish and Israeli students, families, and staff that are served by our union - about 18% of LAUSD's enrollment.

    Countless UTLA members are likely to leave the union when their membership-year expires, if faced with choosing between their union and their families.

    More LAUSD families are likely to abandon community schools in favor of Charters and private schools, causing loss of jobs across the District.

    Thank you for all that you do for our students and families, and thank you for voting NO on this motion.

    Kind regards,