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Higher Ed. Committee Chairs, Legislators and Advocates Say Now is the Time to Invest in CUNY and SUNY, College Affordability

Mar 20, 2024

PSC President James Davis and First Vice President Andrea Vásquez joined Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblymember Pat Fahy, the higher education committee chairs yesterday, Wednesday, March 20, at a press conference in the State Capitol to call for a final state budget with meaningful new investments in CUNY, SUNY and the Tuition Assistance Program. Leaders of United University Professions, our sister union at SUNY, were there as well, along with other state legislators and higher education advocates. Read more here.

With the budget deadline less than two weeks away, the event was an important and timely show of support from key legislative allies. Davis and Vásquez spoke at the event, saying, “We stand proudly with Senate and Assembly Higher Education Chairs Stavisky and Fahy, with our fellow academic unionists, advocates, and legislative allies in calling for significant additional investments in public higher education and financial aid. CUNY changes lives and benefits the state’s economy. A vibrant, well funded CUNY system, accessible to all, with fully staffed senior and community colleges, robust wraparound student supports, and the power to uplift communities is our goal! The final budget for FY2025 can help get us there if the provisions of the Senate and Assembly one-house resolutions are included in it.”

Published: March 20, 2024 | Last Modified: March 28, 2024

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