On April 10, the NWEA board traveled to downtown Portland to participate in the Red for Ed event, Take it to the MAX. NWEA members joined with other educators to wear red and ride the MAX to Pioneer Courthouse Square. Educators rallied at Pioneer Square for sufficient funding for Oregon schools. Leaders from local education associations spoke to the crowd about the dire need for full school funding. This event was a lead up to the May 8 day of action.