With CUNY facing a half-billion dollar cut in State funding, the city’s most active community groups, civil rights organizations, labor unions and faith-based groups are mobilizing to save their university. They have formed the CUNY Rising Alliance to demand investments in CUNY students, faculty and staff. The Alliance groups will launch their campaign with a mass rally, march and meeting on Thurs., Mar. 10. The action will begin at 5 PM with a rally outside Gov. Cuomo’s Manhattan office (633 Third Ave., between 40th and 41st). It will continue with a march to the Community Church of New York (40 E. 35th St.) where New Yorkers will hear about the crisis at CUNY and plan next steps in the campaign. Please RSVP to let them know you will be there and help spread the word with this flier (English/Spanish). Use the hashtag #CUNYrising on social media to connect with the campaign.
Here’s the CUNY Rising Platform for Change