Press Conference about the City Council Resolution in Support of the New Deal for CUNY
The New York City Council is expected to pass a resolution this Thursday calling on state legislators and the governor to enact the New Deal for CUNY, state legislation that would set minimum staff-to-student ratios, raise salaries for adjunct professors, fix crumbling infrastructure and make CUNY tuition-free again.
Thirty-seven of 51 council members are cosponsoring the resolution, which was introduced by Council Member Justin Brannan.
CM Brannan and Council Higher Education Chair Eric Dinowitz will gather with other supporters of the New Deal for CUNY for a press conference before the Council vote. State legislators are setting their budget priorities this week in advance of the NYS Senate and Assembly one-house budget resolutions and the final budget negotiations. The resolution comes days after over a thousand New Yorkers marched from Brooklyn Borough to Foley Square in support of increased funding for New York’s public universities.
When: Thursday, March 10, 12:30 PM
Where: City Hall Park, North of the Fountain