Phone Bank for Education Equity and Universal Child Care

Join us every Tuesday at 4:30 pm in March (one exception, we’ll be meeting Wednesday March 27) for an important phone bank uplifting the public education and child care systems that New York’s working families need. As New York’s legislative leaders, Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Heastie, and their colleagues in the State Legislature are … Continue reading Phone Bank for Education Equity and Universal Child Care

NY’s child care educators must earn a thriving wage

Families and child care educators are counting on Albany to address the ongoing crisis in child care and provider wages in this year’s budget — and that means raising the wages for the child care workforce. But we’re running out of time. Right now, New York’s legislative leaders, Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Heastie, and … Continue reading NY’s child care educators must earn a thriving wage

Send Legislators a Love Letter for Public Education in 2024

As we write to you, advocates in Albany are demanding more progressive tax policies for increased funding to public education and other essential services. Email your state legislators now calling on them to reject Governor Hochul’s harmful cuts and instead invest in the future of all New Yorkers. What’s Happening Today, the State Legislature is holding … Continue reading Send Legislators a Love Letter for Public Education in 2024

Reject Governor Hochul’s Cuts to Our Public Schools

Take a stand for our schools and communities, and email your State Legislators now. Governor Hochul’s budget proposal includes harmful cuts, but together, we can push back. What’s Happening These school districts educate 8 in every 10 Black and Latinx students and English Language Learners in the state. All of these low-income districts rely mostly on … Continue reading Reject Governor Hochul’s Cuts to Our Public Schools

Stop Governor Hochul’s Cuts to Public Education Now

Last week, Governor Hochul dealt a severe blow to our students and communities by proposing a budget that blatantly prioritizes the ultra-wealthy over the urgent needs of our schools. Here’s what you need to know before you take action! What’s Happening Governor Hochul’s budget not only slashes promised Foundation Aid increases but also neglects child … Continue reading Stop Governor Hochul’s Cuts to Public Education Now

Support stable child care in New York

We’re on the cusp of a critical deadline and urgently need your support! Governor Hochul has until December 23 to sign the decoupling bill, A4986A/S5327A – a crucial step towards ensuring more equitable access to child care across New York state. The existing system ties child care eligibility directly to parents’ work hours, leaving out … Continue reading Support stable child care in New York

Universal child care means all of New York’s children

Governor Hochul’s Executive Budget persists in intentionally excluding many of New York State’s immigrant children. More than 23,000 income-eligible children are left out of our state’s Child Care Assistance Program due solely to their immigration status. Among those left out are children with pending asylum cases and other children lawfully present in the United States, … Continue reading Universal child care means all of New York’s children

Investing in the Child Care Workforce is an Investment in NY’s Families

New York’s families and child care educators are counting on Albany to prioritize investments in child care in this year’s budget — and that means investing in the child care workforce. Email your State Legislators now and urge them to invest $1 billion in the child care workforce in the 2023-24 budget! Child care work … Continue reading Investing in the Child Care Workforce is an Investment in NY’s Families