Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Week of action on class size!

The final NYC Council stated meeting hen the class size bill, Int 2374, could be scheduled for a vote is Dec. 16.  Today begins a week of actions to urge the Speaker and the Council to do this:

·       Today, Tues. Dec. 7, call and tweet and your Council member, to ask them to demand that Speaker Corey Johnson bring the class size bill Int. 2374 to a vote. You can find your Council member’s phone no. by putting your address in here and their twitter handles by googling [their names + twitter].  We have sample tweets listed here.  

·       Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the morning, call Speaker Johnson’ district office at 212-564-7757 & say, “I demand the Speaker schedule a vote on the class size bill.  My name is x, my number is y.  when will this happen?  Please call me back to let me know.”  If the district office # is busy, call his City Hall office at 212-788-7210 

·       On Wed. afternoon, at 3:30 PM, come to a rally outside Johnson’s district office at  224 West 30th St, [bet 7th and 8th Ave; take the  #1, # to 28th St. or any trains to Herald Sq or Penn St.] Bring your kids and bring signs! 

·       On Thurs. Dec. 10, come to a rally outside the entrance to City Hall at 12:30 PM on the E. side of Broadway at Murray St. Bring signs!  If you have time,  stay to watch the next to last stated meeting scheduled for 1:30 PM.


·       On Friday, Dec.11, catch up on any of the calls or tweets you haven’t yet completed.  If you’ve finished them all, send an email to the Speaker here and sign the UFT petition here.


You can find this calendar of events here, plus links to social media and memes to post on Facebook,

Instagram and twitter.  

Please share with everyone you know who cares about NYC kids and the future of our schools.

Last week, teachers and parents have gathered at their schools, asking Speaker Johnson to bring the bill to a vote, including on CBS News,   ABC ,   PIX News 11, and in  Gothamist In today’s Daily News, Speaker Johnson says he is  worried that there aren’t enough funds in the capital plan to provide space for smaller classes, but that ignores the fact that the cap plan is amended each year, and the administration just proposed a new version of the plan that would actually cut the funding for new capacity by $1.5 billion, which would eliminate over already promised 11,000 school seats, despite the pandemic and billions of dollars of additional federal and state funds that could be used for create more space.

Please join us this week in the fight for smaller classes for NYC kids! 

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