Thursday, April 6, 2017

Update on the state budget!: Call the Governor and your Senator today

      An informed source from Albany says:
The state budget is deadlocked over charter school funding vs. foundation aid for our public schools.

The Governor and the Senate want to double charter funding while minimizing foundation aid, and the Assembly is fighting back hard.
See this video of Speaker Carl Heastie.

Keep the pressure on the Governor and Senate Republicans and the Democrats in the IDC who caucus with the Republicans. 

Call Gov. Cuomo at (518) 474-8390 and as soon as you get a message, hit 1 to get his voicemail.
Alternatively you can send him a fax at 518-474-1513 via

You can find your Senator’s phone number by filling out the form here. 

Sample message: Stop favoring charter schools over public schools!  I urge you to fully fund foundation aid & minimize the increase in charter funding, which drain resources and space from our public schools.

Thanks, name and address 

Photos from yesterday's rally outside Cuomo's midtown office.

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