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On October 3 in Chicago, IL, the We Say Fight Back! Conference (http://www.wesayfightback.com) drew hundreds of trade unionists, community organizers, leaders of housing struggles, students, and many others to talk about how to fight back against the savage cutbacks now afflicting workers, students, the poor, women, and oppressed minorities across the United States.

A student and youth workshop was held with folks from campuses and communities across the US. We passed a resolution calling for a national protest for education rights on November 10, 2009. The purpose of the day of action is to help build the movement to demand education as a fundamental right, not a privilege. While we are all facing particular battles in our local situations, having a unified day of action can help us spark a broader movement by demonstrating our solidarity with all those struggling for education rights. Following the conference the Campaign for Education Rights was created to unify the struggle for affordable, and just education at our universities across the country. Join us and bring the fight to your university!

We are meeting via conference call weekly to help make this action a success. If you are interested in getting involved, please email edurtscampaign@gmail.com

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