Wednesday, March 2 | Hearing on Mayor’s preliminary executive budget / City Hall
New York City Council conducted hearings for all city agencies in order to ensure that the budget meets New Yorkers’ priorities. PSC President Barbara Bowen testified before the council’s Higher Education Committee on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s preliminary executive budget. The mayor’s executive budget will be released in April. The council and mayor must agree on a final budget
by July 1, the start of the next fiscal year.
Monday, March 7 – Tuesday, March 8 NYSUT Committee of 100 Lobby Days / State Capitol, Albany
PSC members join NYSUT educators from across the state to lobby state legislators on important issues, including state funding for K-12 and higher education and legislation impacting union members’ interests, such as job security, pensions and health and safety.
Thursday, March 10, 5:00 pm | CUNY Rising march, rally & meeting | Begin outside Governor Cuomo’s Midtown offices / 633 Third Ave. (between 40th and 41st Sts.)
March to Community Church of New York (40 E. 35th St.) for meeting with community leaders and activists to plan next steps for saving CUNY through adequate funding. RSVP here.
Sunday, March 13, 12:00 noon | USS March in March / City Hall Park, 250 Broadway
The University Student Senate convenes its #SaveCUNY rally outside City Hall, to be followed by a across the Brooklyn Bridge. Elected officials from city and state government will join leaders and activists from advocacy organizations to press for full funding of CUNY.
Tuesday, March 15, 6:00 pm | PSC Legislation Committee / PSC, 61 Broadway, 15th floor
Friday, March 18 – Sunday, March 20 Somos El Futuro Conference / Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Albany
Hosted by the New York State Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force, the conference convenes lawmakers, academics, business and labor leaders to engage with key issues to address the needs of the Hispanic population in the state.
Sunday, March 20, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm | CUNY Writers Against Austerity: A Reading in Defense of CUNY / The Cooper Union / The Great Hall / 7 East 7th St.
Around 50 writers of poetry, essays and fiction – including best-selling authors and poets – will share their gifts in defense of the university they love, and whose students they educate.
Friday, April 1 | State budget expected to be finalized
Tuesday, April 12, 6:00 pm | PSC Legislation Committee / PSC, 61 Broadway, 15th Floor