Senator Elizabeth Warren Rallies Teachers In OKC

Saturday, September 22nd 2018, 10:36 pm
By: Caleigh Bourgeois

Senator Elizabeth Warren visited Oklahoma City to rally teachers Saturday.

The senator addressed hundreds in her old high school, Northwest Classen.

“Teachers have come off the sidelines and they're out there to fight for our kids and to fight for themselves and to fight for the future,” Warren said.

That fight picked up steam in April when teachers across the state walked out and marched at the capitol.

Since then, the teachers have continued to fight for public education funding, repeating the mantra, ‘remember in November.’

“People who think this is over with after last April are severely mistaken. This is just the beginning and people need to realize that because this battle is going to have to go on,” Steve Jarman, a former teacher now running for office said.

Steve Jarman is one of several Oklahoma educators running for office.

Rallies like this one encourage the crowd to elect teachers or pro-teacher candidates.

“I'm just really glad that we got so much done in the primary. I'm really excited to see what happens in November. I'm ready to vote. I'm ready to get going,” teacher Monica Hiller said.

That excitement for voting is why the American Federation of Teachers says they held the rally.

“That's the point. It's about getting recognized and being effective,” Warren said.