On January 6, the City Council restored $4 million to CUNY community colleges out of a $11.8 million mid-year cut proposed by Mayor Bloomberg. The bulk of the $4 million restoration will be directed to instruction.
“Members’ actions, advocacy, and voluntary contributions to PSC-CUNY COPE [Committee on Political Education] made possible this important gain,” said PSC First Vice President Steve London. “The PSC partnered with City Council members and Speaker Quinn to win these restorations.”
PSC members mobilized for a rally and press conference, reached out to their students, collected petitions, and testified before a special joint hearing of the Finance and Higher Education Committees.