Critical decisions on CUNY funding are being made by state politicians right now. Lawmakers are finalizing the state budget, and everything crucial to CUNY — its faculty, staff and students — is being decided.
At stake is a $485 million cut to CUNY’s senior colleges and another year of possible tuition hikes at the senior colleges. Personal letters to your state senator and state assembly member — or to the legislators who represent the district where you work — drive home the message that investing an appropriate level of funding for CUNY isn’t some distant policy issue but something that affects real opportunities for thousands of their constituents.
The budget is being negotiated now. The time to write is right now.