They’re moms. They’re attorneys. They believe they can help end the Oklahoma teacher walkouts

From CNN authored by Isabella Gomez and Justin Lear:

School closings in Oklahoma are a big concern for parents, so a group of mom lawyers decided to take matters into their own hands.

On Monday, more than 100 women are expected to march almost a mile from the Oklahoma Bar Association to the state Capitol in Oklahoma City to aid negotiations between legislators and educators.
Teacher walkouts in the state continued into their fifth day Friday, and they will extend into next week over demands for increased education funding.
Monday’s march is the brainchild of Becki Murphy, an adoption attorney from Tulsa who shared the idea in a Facebook group for female lawyers called Girl Attorney.
“Most of us are moms, so it’s affecting our ability to work,” she told CNN. Murphy headed into her firm Friday morning with her two children, her friend’s two kids and her two dogs.
“I thought, ‘We are a strong group of intelligent women. Why aren’t we coming together to do something about this? ‘”
Others agreed. Before long, 120 women with a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise signed up to participate.


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