AFT Monday Message – 4/26/10

Monday Morning Briefings…

1) More Computer Loans Available!
After exhausting our list of applicants from our last round of loans, we still have some computer loans available for use.

You can apply for a zero percent interest loan of up to $2,000! The loans are re-paid over 12 months via payroll deduction.

To apply for a loan, click here: . Deadline to apply is 8:00am on Monday, May 3rd. Winners will be drawn at random from among those who apply on May 3rd. Previous computer loan winners are eligible to apply!

2) March for California’s Future Successfully Concludes in Capitol!
The March for California’s Future successfully concluded on April 21st in the State Capitol. Thousands of supporters turned out to march the last leg of the journey with the core marchers, followed by a rally on the Capitol steps.

AFT National President Randi Weingarten joined the six marchers for the last mile, and then riled up the massive rally with a rousing speech. “These marchers didn’t march for themselves. They marched for our children, they marched for our future,” she said. Pointing to the teacher layoffs and devastating budget cuts that “would cut services for California’s most vulnerable,” Weingarten said that “there are alternatives to the destruction of California’s future,” including a tax system “where the rich pay their fair share” and that closes the corporate tax loophole.

“But we must do the hard work,” and that includes continuing to mobilize, Weingarten said.

Click here to view photos from the wrap-up of the march.

Click here to read the full story.

3) Endless Vacation Rentals for Members
Endless Vacation Rentals by Wyndham Worldwide is among the world’s largest global marketers of vacation rental properties. Endless Vacation Rentals has access, for specified periods, to approximately 200,000 vacation properties worldwide. As a member of the AFT, you will receive 10 percent off the “best available rate.”

Call 877/670-7088, option 3, or visit for more details. (Code: 20952)

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