If you missed President Davis’s update on the vaccine mandate sent earlier today, February, 24, 2022, read it here.
March Across the Brooklyn Bridge
This is THE BIG EVENT of the state budget campaign. Join us! We’ll start at 12 noon on Sunday, March 6 at Brooklyn Borough Hall (209 Joralemon St) then march across the Brooklyn Bridge to Foley Square. Expect a short program at Borough Hall, followed by a boisterous march across the bridge, and a fun, musical rally at Foley Square. (Parking map. Bathrooms map. Transit map. Nearby accessible subway stations include Chambers St. J, Z trains and City Hall 4, 5, 6 trains on the Manhattan side and Borough Hall 2, 3, 4, 5 trains on the Brooklyn Side. Scroll down on this list of MTA accessible stations for street level elevator locations.
We’ve broadened the student-labor-community coalition sponsoring the march across the Brooklyn Bridge to include the Hotel Trades Council, SUNY Student Assembly and DegreesNYC. Together, we’re demanding a #NewDeal4CUNY and a budget that’s #Allin4SUNYCUNY with $250 million each in additional operating aid for CUNY and SUNY, on top of the increases proposed by the governor.
COUNT ME IN FOR MARCH 6!
New PSC Ad Urges New Yorkers to Tell Their Electeds:
Support The New Deal for CUNY
The PSC’s new ad is set to run on multiple social and online media platforms for the next several weeks before shifting to TV in Albany and New York City.
More than 10,000 letters in support of the New Deal for CUNY have been sent to state legislators and the governor thanks to the PSC ad campaign and organizing by the PSC and the CUNY Rising Alliance. If you haven’t sent your letter yet, send it now. Help us get to 20,000!
New Deal for CUNY Town Hall
2 PM, Wednesday, March 2
Join NYS Assembly Higher Education Chair Deborah J. Glick, PSC President James Davis, University Student Senate Leader Cory Provost, CUNY Rising Alliance Director Rémysell Salas and others for a conversation on the New Deal for CUNY. Moderated by Heather James, PhD.
All are welcome. BMCC faculty and staff and constituents of NYS Assembly District 66 are encouraged to attend. Register here for the Zoom meeting link. Download a flier.
Do you know a faith leader who would sign on to this letter in support of fully funded public higher education?
The Labor-Religion Coalition of New York State is asking religious and faith leaders to sign on to a letter calling on Governor Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to increase funding for CUNY and SUNY by more than $250 million each. This is not a petition; it is a sign-on letter that we hope you will forward to the leaders of your temple, church, synagogue, mosque, or other faith-based organization.
PSC Spring 2022 Chapter Elections:
Nominating Petitions Due Friday, March 4
Sixteen PSC chapters will elect chapter officers, delegates, and alternates to the union’s Delegate Assembly in April 2022. Thirteen campuses will elect representatives to the PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund Advisory Council. The deadline for completed nominating petitions to be received at [email protected] or at the PSC office is Friday, March 4 at 5PM. The electronic petitions will be shut down at 5PM on March 4. The list of chapter elections and all relevant deadlines is posted here on the PSC website. Election rules are here.