Seattle teachers consider call for cease-fire in Gaza at next union meeting

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  • Source: KOMO News
  • 11/13/2023
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SEATTLE — There are many calls for the violence in the Middle East to end, and one of the newest ones is coming from a handful of Seattle teachers.

The Seattle Education Association (SEA), which represents teachers in Seattle Public Schools, confirmed to KOMO News that several teachers plan to introduce a “Ceasefire and Cease Funding to the War on Gaza” at the union’s membership meeting Monday night.

Julia Luna, communications manager for the SEA, said that as a member-driven organization, any member in good standing has the right to put forward a new business item. She explained the union is a democratic organization, and this cease-fire draft has been proposed but nothing’s been decided.

In advance of the next membership meeting, when the new business item will be introduced, Luna told KOMO News that SEA leadership sent a letter to all members.

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