A grassroots group of parents has reserved space on city hall steps this Thursday at 1 PM to protest proposed budget cuts on behalf of our kids!
Speak up for of your kids and your teachers! Even more of them are targeted this year than when we raised hell last year. Mayor Bloomberg is threatening to lay off 6,000 of our teachers in response to threatened budget cuts from Albany.
Don't let the mayor and Albany use our kids' futures as political football. NYS is in defiance of a court decision demanding it provide NYC with sufficient funding to provide city students with equal access to education. Teacher layoffs, larger classes, fewer programs, overcrowded facilities, personnel and supplies stretched even thinner--this is in our future if we don't speak up. Just a few minutes of your time makes a big difference; your school needs you.
Join us Thursday, 1 PM, at City Hall Steps.
And watch out for city-wide school-based protests on March 25th.
If you can't make it (or if you can) write to the Mayor, the Governor, the Speaker, your assemblymember, and your senator today:
Governor Cuomo: firstname.lastname@example.org or click here http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: Silver@assembly.state.ny.us
find your assemblymember here http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/
find your state senator here http://www.nysenate.gov/