Take Action! 3 Ways to Stand Up for Students' Rights

The Gov­ern­ment of Saskatchewan’s recent attack on the human rights of trans stu­dents is uncon­scionable.

And the fact that the Pre­mier is dou­bling down by threat­en­ing the use of the notwith­stand­ing clause to ram through unjust leg­is­la­tion that puts stu­dents at risk just shows how lit­tle this gov­ern­ment val­ues the rights of edu­ca­tors and the stu­dents we serve.

Make no mis­take — the stu­dents affect­ed by this leg­is­la­tion are our future stu­dents in post-sec­ondary.

It’s up to us to stand up for their human rights, against the rid­ing tide of attacks on 2SLGBTQ+ peo­ple across North Amer­i­ca, and against the gov­ern­men­t’s use of the notwith­stand­ing clause to force through leg­is­la­tion against the Char­ter of Rights & Free­doms.

We have been hear­ing from lots of mem­bers who are deeply con­cerned about this issue, so I want to invite you to take action in 3 impor­tant ways to stand up for stu­dents’ rights…

Click here to send a let­ter to your MLA.

Click here to learn more or sub­mit an impact statement.

Email urfa@​uregina.​ca with your RSVP if you plan to join us at the protest on Tues­day Octo­ber 10 at the Leg­is­la­ture in Regina.

If you have any ques­tions or ideas for oth­er actions we can take as a union in sup­port of this issue, please don’t hes­i­tate to reach out to me by reply­ing to this email or at urfa@​uregina.​ca.

I will be at the protest next Tues­day Octo­ber 10 at 12 p.m. at the Regi­na Leg­is­la­ture along with many of our mem­bers and the stu­dents we serve. Look for us under the URFA flag — and I hope to see you there.

In sol­i­dar­i­ty,

Britt Hall

URFA Pres­i­dent

P.S. For updates about the Octo­ber 10 ral­ly, I encour­age you to fol­low the Saskatchewan Fed­er­a­tion of Labour on Twit­ter.

October 10 — Rally for our rights. Noon. Legislative Assembly. Regina. Stop outing kids. Defend the Charter.