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Dear HEA Members,

Tomorrow -- Thursday, May 21 -- is our HEA Day of Action Walkout! Through our actions, we want to send a clear message to our lawmakers and our community. Our job tomorrow is to show up at our picket sites for sign-waving in the morning, and in the afternoon, march in solidarity to our "It’s Time" Rally at Moshier Park. Remember that detailed information about the day was sent in yesterday's E-Focus. As promised, information about our "March" routes can be found below, following the general reminders.

General Reminders: We want you to be safe, comfortable and effective.

  • Be aware of traffic and stay safe. Obey all directives from law enforcement personnel, and follow the instructions of your site and march leads.
  • Dress comfortably, wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared for the weather.
  • Do not block driveways, and stay on sidewalks.
  • Smile and acknowledge positive reactions from the public. Refrain from reacting to negative comments or actions. Be professional.
  • Maintain order and do not litter.
  • If you make your own handmade sign and bring it, keep it short so it's readable in a split-second and acceptable to the public -- nothing off-color. Check grammar and spelling!
  • Stay upbeat, confident and have fun!

May 21 Day of Action It's Time Marches.
March Directions:

  • There are four possible start locations listed below. All routes converge on Moshier Park.
  • Select your own based upon how far you are able/willing to walk or run. Keep the return trip in mind -- after the rally, you will have to walk back to where you began -- or ask a colleague to drive you back.
  • Meet in front of the designated school at  noon, with the exception of the Evergreen "Walk" which has an 11:45 a.m. arrival time.
  • BE SAFE! Stay on sidewalks, stop at crosswalks, use lights at major intersections and follow all of the usual traffic safety laws. Watch out for driveways, too. We will have March Leads and Safety Monitors to assist with routes, but safety is everyone’s responsibility!

March “Start” Locations

  • Evergreen Campus, 830 SW 116th St.  -- "The HEA 5K+" Run or Walk - 3.6 mi
    • Run: Arrive by 12 noon; departure time 12:10 p.m.
    • Walk: Arrive by 11:45 a.m.; departure time 11:55 a.m. (Note: to arrive by 1 p.m. for the start of the rally, this requires an 18 minutes per mile pace.)
  • Seahurst Elementary, 14603 14th Ave SW  – 1.7 mi
    • Arrive by 12 noon; departure time 12:15 p.m.
  • Sylvester Middle School, 16222 Sylvester Road SW – 1.0 mi
    • Arrive by 12 noon; departure time 12:15 p.m.
  • Highline High School, 225 S 152nd St  – 0.7 mi
    • Arrive by 12 noon; departure times 12:15 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.
Please note that anyone with mobility challenges may go directly to the rally site instead of marching. Route details will be provided at picketing sites on Thursday morning.

May 21 Day of Action Outline

  • All Day: WEAR RED for Public Ed!
  • All Day: Help feed a Hungry Child! (Bring a non-perishable donation.)
  • 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.: Arrive at your assigned picketing site. (Listed below and in yesterday’s email.)
  • 8:30 - 11 a.m.: Sign waving at picketing sites
  • 11 a.m. - Noon: Lunch on your own  
  • Noon*: Meet at designated It's Time March sites to walk or run to the rally (*11:45 for Evergreen Walk)
  • 12:30 - 1 p.m.: Arrive at the It's Time Rally at Moshier Memorial Park
  • 1 - 2 p.m.: It's Time Rally at Moshier Park (430 S. 156th St.)
Additional Details for the Day of Action Plans were included in the May 19 E-Focus and your building flyer.

HEA Day of Action Picketing Sites: http://bit.ly/HEAwalksites
  • Site 1: SW 107th & 16th Ave SW -- Mount View, Beverly Park, White Center Heights, Shorewood
  • Site 2: SW 128th St. and 1st Ave. S -- Hazel Valley, Southern Heights, New Start, Aviation, Cascade, Evergreen Campus
  • Site 3: SW 148th St. and 1st Ave. S -- *North Disability Site -- Hilltop, Cedarhurst, Seahurst, Special Services, Substitutes
  • Site 4: SW 160th St. and 1st Ave. S (“Five Corners”) -- Gregory Heights, Sylvester, Highline HS, ERAC-based specialists
  • Site 5: S 188th St. and Pacific Highway S (99) -- Bow Lake, McMicken, Valley View, Chinook, PSSC, Woodside Campus, Tyee Campus
  • Site 6: S 216th St and Marine View Drive -- *South Disability Site -- Des Moines, North Hill, Marvista
  • Site 7: Kent-Des Moines Road and Pacific Highway S (99) -- Parkside, Madrona, Midway, Pacific, Mount Rainier
Parking information for each site was included in the May 19 E-Focus and your building flyer.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

In Solidarity,
Sue McCabe
HEA President

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