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Endorsements for the June 26 Primary
In New York City, polling places are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM for today’s Congressional Primary Election. PSC members can access a list of candidates endorsed by PSC’s statewide affiliate, New York State United Teachers (NYSUT). The NYSUT endorsements come out of a process that involves the PSC and many other unions. PSC representatives advocated strongly for our choices and in many cases those candidates were endorsed by NYSUT.
Voters in need of information can check the Board of Elections’ online poll site locator and sample ballot display or call 1-866-VOTE-NYC.
Rally to Respond to the Ruling
The Supreme Court is set to rule on the Affordable Care Act this Thursday, and the City’s labor unions and progressive community groups are gearing up for a rapid response, starting with a rally at 5:30 PM this Thursday, June 28 in Union Square. The Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign is lining up a speakers list that includes community and labor leaders, elected officials, legal experts, and regular New Yorkers with health care stories to tell. Be there if you can, and bring signs and banners to help us celebrate, or protest, or respond to a mixed ruling. More info.
Your Final Chance to Demand a Fairer, CUNY-Friendly City Budget
Mayor Bloomberg and the City Council will reach agreement on the City budget sometime this week, so there’s still time to join the call for a fairer budget that makes corporations and the rich pay their fair share and invests in services for low-income and working-class New Yorkers. Our letter to City Council members demands more progressive taxes and urges greater investment in CUNY. It also presses for full restoration of funds for Vallone Scholarships, the Black Male Initiative, the Murphy Institute for Worker Education and other CUNY programs. Send the letter to your City Council member today.