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By Aliya Hall
The Creswell Chronicle 

RALLY: Communities want more school funding


May 16, 2019

Erin Teirney/The Creswell Chronicle

Jody Reed and Michelle Mercer wear "Red for Ed" on Oregon Avenue during the rally in downtown Creswell last week.

Roughly 24 teachers and community members - all sporting red - took to Oregon Avenue after school on May 8 to rally for education.

The event organizers, Mona Stiffler and Liz Babbs, wanted to bring attention to the statewide disinvestment of the school system without staging a walkout, and this was "the next best choice." Participants carried "I am #RedForEd" signs and waved at passersby.

"There were rallies in Eugene and Salem, but we wanted to bring attention to the local communities because these are your kids," Babbs said. "If we go somewhere else how do we show this is our intention a...

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