MEDIA ADVISORY: Murphysboro Head Football Coach and senior football players stand with teachers, break silence on possible canceled game

WHO: Murphysboro Red Devils Head Football Coach Gary Carter and senior football players

WHAT: Speak out in support of Murphysboro Education Association (MEA) members on strike, break silence on possible canceled game and ask Board of Education to come back to the bargaining table

VIDEO: Please click the links to download the full interviews with Coach Carter and the football players.

NOTE: MEA members are collecting donations for the Murhphysboro Athletic Booster Association (MABA) at all picket lines today.


The 135,000 member Illinois Education Association (IEA-NEA) is the state’s largest education employee’s organization. IEA represents preK-12 teachers outside of the city of Chicago and education support staff, higher education faculty, retired education employees and students preparing to become teachers, statewide.

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