On Monday, January 11, two days before the release of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Budget, clergy and representatives of the city’s most active community groups, civil rights organizations, and unions urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to restore state funding for the City University of New York and invest in CUNY’s students, faculty and staff. The call came at news conference held outside Cuomo’s midtown office building.
Alliance for Quality Education, CWA Local 1180,Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition, Annenberg Institute, DC 37, Strong Economy for All,Working Families Party, CUNY University Student Senate, Citizen Action of NY, SSEU Local 371/DC37, and New York Communities for Change.
Groups that turned out and contributed quotes to the release
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York, Fiscal Policy Institute, Hispanic Federation, Make the Road New York, New York City Central Labor Council, New York State AFL-CIO, NYPIRG, Urban Youth Collaborative, and Young Invincibles.
Groups that turned out in support
Doctors Council, SEIU; IOUE Local 30; Local 1407, DC 37 ; Organization of Staff Analysts; Sanitation Officers Local 444; SEIU 32BJ; Students for Educational Rights,CCNY; United Students Against Sweatshops, CCNY; and United College Employees, FIT.