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    What

  • Strong Economy for All Coalition Launch
  • When

  • March 8, 2011 at 1:00PM
  • Where

  • 1199 SEIU Healthcare Workers East Auditorium. 310 West 43rd Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues.

March 8, 2011: Strong Economy for All Coalition | Launch

    What

  • NYSUT Higher Education Lobby Day in Albany
  • When

  • March 8th, 2011
  • Where

  • Albany, NY

March 8, 2011: NYSUT Higher Education Lobby Day in Albany

Please contact Amanda Magalhaes for further details. 212-354-1252 x221 or amagahaes@pscmail.org.

    What

  • Over 800 parents, students and community members rallying in Albany to demand that Governor Cuomo and Legislature significantly reduce record-setting education cuts by rejecting multi-billion dollar tax cuts for wealthiest New Yorkers.
  • When

  • Wednesday, March 9, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Where

  • Albany Armory, corner of Washington Avenue and Lark Street, Albany

March 9, 2011: New York State Opportunity to Learn EDUCATION LOBBY DAY Protect Kids, Not Millionaires

New York State Opportunity to Learn

EDUCATION LOBBY DAY

Protect Kids, Not Millionaires

Speakers Include:

·         Parents and Students from Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Binghamton, New York City, Long Island

·         Robert Jackson, NYC Council Education Chair and Lead Plaintiff in Campaign for Fiscal Equity Lawsuit

·         Dr. John Jackson, President & CEO of Schott Foundation for Public Education

·         Assembly Education Chair Catherine Nolan, Assemblyman Nick Perry, Deputy Majority Leader and Chairman of NYS Association of Black & Puerto Rican Legislators, Sen. Bill Perkins, Sen. Jose Peralta, and other Assembly Members and Senators

·         Local elected officials

·         Billy Easton, Executive Director, Alliance for Quality Education

·         Andy Pallotta, Executive Vice President, NYSUT, Michael Mulgrew, President UFT

EVENT SPONSORS: Alliance for Quality Education, Citizen Action of New York, New York Communities for Change, New York City Coalition for Educational Justice, Long Island Progressive Coalition, Metro Justice of Rochester, Make the Road New York and others.

Follow us on Twitter for live tweets  @aqe_ny

For Bus Information For Local Departure Coverage  click HERE:

https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/425/images/3.9.2011 Education Lobby Day.pdf

 

 

 

 

    What

  • Lobby day to protect public education in Albany
  • When

  • Wednesday March 9th, 10:30AM - 3:30PM
  • Where

  • Meet at the Washington Armory. 195 Washington Avenue Albany, NY

March 9, 2011: 2011 Education Lobby Day in Albany

Join thousands of students, advocates, teachers, parents, and concerned community members, across the state, as they lobby against the threats to public education, at the Legislative Building in Albany. Its time to remind our representatives that our children deserve a high quality public education.

    What

  • Rochester CLC Budget Forum
  • When

  • March 10, 2011

March 10, 2011: Rochester CLC Budget Forum

Save the date! More information coming soon!

    What

  • Balancing the NY State Budget Forum
  • When

  • March 10, 2011 5:30pm
  • Where

  • Teamsters Local 445 15 Stone Castle Road Rock Tavern, NY

March 10, 2011: Balancing the NY State Budget Forum

Details: Ron Deutsch, from the New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness will do a presentation on balancing the NY State Budget 2011-2012.

Contact: Beth Soto (HVALF) 567-7760 or Chris Ludlow (CSEA) 831-1000

    What

  • Northeast CLC - Legislative Breakfast
  • When

  • March 12th, 2011 8:30am
  • Where

  • American Legion 162 Quarry Road. Plattsburgh, NY 12901

March 12, 2011: Northeast CLC- Legislative Breakfast

    What

  • UAW Region 9 Lobby Day
  • When

  • March 15, 2011

March 15, 2011: UAW Region 9 Lobby Day

Save the date! More information coming soon.

    What

  • Educate NY Rally | Westchester
  • When

  • March 15th at 5:45PM - 6:30PM
  • Where

  • Riverfront Library Yonkers, NY

March 15, 2011: Educate NY Rally | Westchester

    What

  • Educate NY Rally | Syracuse
  • When

  • March 13th, 2011 at 6:00PM
  • Where

  • State Office Building. The Syracuse State Office Building is located next to City Hall. It is in the block surrounded by East Washington Street, East Water Street, and South State Street.

March 15, 2011: Educate NY Rally | Syracuse

    What

  • CWA Lobby Day in Albany.
  • When

  • March 15, 2011. All Day
  • Where

  • Albany, NY

March 15, 2011: CWA Lobby Day in Albany

What: CWA Lobby Day in Albany.

When: March 15, 2011. All Day.

Where: Albany, NY

    What

  • Student-Faculty Higher Education Lobby Day in Albany
  • When

  • March 15, 2011. 6:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Where

  • Various locations

March 15, 2011: Student-Faculty Higher Education Lobby Day, Albany

Please contact Amanda Magalhaes for further details. 212-354-1252 x221 or amagahaes@pscmail.org

    What

  • Binghamton Town Hall Meeting
  • When

  • March 15, 2011. Following the Educate NY Rally.
  • Where

  • State Office Building. 18th Floor. Binghamton, NY.

March 15, 2011: Binghamton Town Hall Meeting (Following the Education NY Rally)

What: Binghamton Town Hall Meeting

When: March 15, 2011. Following the Educate NY Rally.

Where: State Office Building. 18th Floor. Binghamton, NY.

    What

  • Educate NY Rally | Binghamton
  • When

  • March 15th, 2011
  • Where

  • State Office Building #44. Binghamton, NY

March 15, 2011: Educate NY Rally | Binghamton

    What

  • Educate NY Rally | Albany
  • When

  • March 16, 2011. 5:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Where

  • Jacket Middle School 45 Delaware Avenue Albany, NY 12202

March 16, 2011: Educate NY Rally | Albany

    What

  • Educate NY Rally | Watertown
  • When

  • March 16, 2011. 7:00PM - 8:00PM
  • Where

  • Case Junior High School. Watertown, NY

March 16, 2011: Educate NY Rally | Watertown

    What

  • Educate NY Rally | Buffalo
  • When

  • March 16, 2011. Time TBA
  • Where

  • Alan Hall. University of Buffalo Campus. Buffalo, NY

March 16, 2011: Educate NY Rally | Buffalo

    What

  • Queens Rally Against Education Budget Cuts. Organized by the Coalition for Education Justice and Alliance for Quality Education.
  • When

  • March 16, 2011 at 11:00am
  • Where

  • 92-10 Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights. Queens, NY

March 16, 2011: Queens Rally Against Education Budget Cuts

    What

  • "Rally for Your Rights" Information and Activation Meeting
  • When

  • March 16, 2011. 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Where

  • Cutco Theater, Jamestown Community College. Cattaraugus County Campus. Olean, NY

March 16, 2011: Rally for Your Rights

Note: $5 per person – covers pizza, wings, and soda

    What

  • Brooklyn Rally Against Education Budget Cuts
  • When

  • March 17, 2011 at 6:30PM
  • Where

  • Brooklyn Borough Hall

March 17, 2011: Brooklyn Rally Against Education Budget Cuts

    What

  • Bronx Rally Against Education Budget Cuts. Organized by the Coalition for Education Justice and Alliance for Quality Education.
  • When

  • March 17, 2011 at 6:30PM
  • Where

  • Hostos Community College at 149th and Walton. The Savoy Building.

March 17, 2011: Bronx Rally Against Education Budget Cuts

    What

  • Educate NY Rally | Rochester
  • When

  • March 17, 2011. 5:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Where

  • The Liberty Pole. East Avenue and Main Street. Rochester, NY 14604

March 17, 2011: Educate NY Rally | Rochester

    What

  • Clergy and Elected Officials Press Conference on the Steps of City Hall
  • When

  • March 17, 2011 at 1:00PM
  • Where

  • The Steps of NYC City Hall

March 17, 2011: Clergy and Elected Officials Press Conference on the Steps of City Hall

    What

  • Capital District Area Labor Federation Budget Forum
  • When

  • March 19, 2011 at 9:00am
  • Where

  • Saratoga, NY, Exactly Location TBA

March 19, 2011: Capital District Area Labor Federation Budget Forum

What: Capital District Area Labor Federation Budget Forum

When: March 19, 2011 at 9:00am

Where: Saratoga, NY, Exactly Location TBA

    What

  • Rally to Restore the Harshest Cuts to Children, Seniors and Government Services.
  • When

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 12:00pm
  • Where

  • West Capitol Park, Albany NY

March 22, 2011: Rally in Albany

Rally to Restore the Harshest Cuts to Children, Seniors and Government Services. Restore the Worst Cuts in the State Budget.

Keep the Millionaire’s Tax in This Year’s State Budget.

Rally for Public Education #protectkidsnotmillionaires

More Information Contact:

Anthony Harmon 212-510-6338 AHarmon@uft.org

Ron Deutsch 518-452-2130 MKD67@aol.com

Chris Scoville 518-465-4600 xt. 115 CScoville@CitizenActionNY.org

    What

  • TAKE DIRECT DIRECT ACTION ACTION TO STOP ALBANY'S AUSTERITY BUDGET!
  • When

  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 in ALBANY, NY

March 23, 2011: Stop Albany Cuts! Professional Staff Congress / CUNY Direct Action in Albany

Join the PSC in a peaceful, non-violent direct action, during which some of us are prepared to risk arrest to stop the passage of a budget that puts the interests of corporations and the super-rich above the needs of CUNY and millions of ordinary New Yorkers. There is money in New York for CUNY.

Peaceful collective action has changed history. It can change Albany too. There is money for education, healthcare and social services. It’s in the hands of the richest 1% of earners; they receive 35% of all income in New York State. The wealthy should pay their fair share.

Rob Murray, 212-354-1252, rmurray@pscmail.org

PSC will provide transportation for CUNY faculty, staff and students.

Come to show your solidarity and support.Those who decide to risk arrest must be trained in direct action.

Professional Staff Congress / CUNY
61 Broadway
New York, NY 10006
www.psc-cuny.org

    What

  • Public Policy Forum: Should Wisconsin Come to New York? The Intersection of Collective Bargaining, Budgets and Politics
  • When

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2011 8:30 A.M. — 10:00 A.M.
  • Where

  • Meeting Room One, Concourse, Empire State Plaza

March 23, 2011: Public Policy Forum: Should Wisconsin Come to New York? The Intersection of Collective Bargaining, Budgets and Politics

Speakers

Richard L. Brodsky, Former Member of the Assembly
John J. Faso, Former Minority Leader of the Assembly

Moderator

Abraham Lackman, Clarence D. Rappleyea Government Scholar in Residence, Albany Law School

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Please RSVP to: Katherine Rosenberg (518) 445-2329 or krose@albanylaw.edu

    What

  • Educate NY Rally | Nassau
  • When

  • Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 6:00pm
  • Where

  • Hofstra University Swim Center

March 24, 2011: Educate NY Rally | Nassau

Thursday, March 24, 2011 – 6:00pm

What: Educate NY Rally | Nassau

When: March 24, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Where: Hofstra University Swim Center

    What

  • NYC Education Panel Town Hall with State Senator Adriano Espaillat
  • When

  • Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 6:00pm
  • Where

  • Ft Washington Collegiate Church. 181st Street and Ft Washington Avenue, New York, NY.

March 24, 2011: NYC Education Panel Town Hall with State Senator Adriano Espaillat

    What

  • Western New York Area Labor Federation Meeting
  • When

  • March 26th, 2011 at 8:30AM
  • Where

  • UAW Region 9. 35 George Karl Blvd # 100, Buffalo, NY 14221

March 26, 2011: Western New York Area Labor Federation Annual Meeting

    What

  • New York and the Crisis of the States
  • When

  • Tuesday, March 29th 6:00pm and 8:00pm
  • Where

  • St. Francis College Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture &Education (Room 7402) 180 Remsen Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201

March 29, 2011: Debate: New York & the Crisis of the States

New York and the Crisis of the States
Who: Richard Brodsky (former NYS Assemblyman) E.J. McMahon (Empire Center for New York State Policy); Fred Siegel (Manhattan Institute/St. Francis College)

FREE and Open to the Public

New York, like most states, is still struggling to dig itself out of a budgetary hole. On Tuesday, March 29 at 6:00pm in St. Francis College’s Maroney Forum for Arts, Culture and Education, two of New York’s leading thinkers on public policy, E.J. McMahon of the Manhattan Institute’s Empire Center and former Westchester Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, who took the lead in reforming New York’s Public Authorities will discuss and debate alternative approaches to reforming New York in light of developments around the country.

The financial crisis and recession that began more than three years ago has contributed to an enormous budget gap for state lawmakers working on the 2011-12 fiscal year budget. Like Wisconsin which has so polarized debate, and New Jersey, where Governor Christopher Christie has earned a reputation for his tough talk, Governor Cuomo is trying to address a serious budget gap of his own.

Sponsored by St. Francis College and the Manhattan Institute, this forum continues the series of special events held at the College, which ask and answer tough, contemporary questions that focus on the major social and economic debates of the day.

About the panelists:

E.J. McMahon
Senior Fellow at the Empire Center for New York State Policy and a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, McMahon writes on regional, state and local issues, recommending policy changes and reforms to increase economic growth. His recent work includes studies focused on New York’s unsustainable public pension and retiree health care costs, the out-migration of New York residents to other states, and a “blueprint” for cutting and restructuring New York’s deficit-ridden state budget. His articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Barron’s and New York’s daily tabloids, among others.

Richard Brodsky
Assemblyman Richard Brodsky (D) from Westchester was first elected to public office in 1975 and served in the New York State Assembly from 1982 to 2010. His work as a legislator focused on government and social reform and exposing corruption. Among his many achievements, he worked to pass a law to bring more transparency to state authorities, investigated Con Edison for its role in the Queens blackout in 2006 and fought against congestion pricing for driving into Manhattan. In 2010, Brodsky ran unsuccessfully for Attorney General of New York.

Fred Siegel
St. Francis College Visiting Professor Fred Siegel is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor to its long running magazine, City Journal. He is a prolific writer of articles, editorials and two books, The Prince of the City: Giuliani, New York and the Genius of American Life. Siegel has organized several joint forums and debates hosted by St. Francis College and the Manhattan Institute, including Journalism in the Age of the Internet, Independent Voices of the Middle East and the most recent, Is the New York Times Good for Democracy?

 

    What

  • Hundreds of New Yorkers, unhappy with the budget agreement presented to the Legislature will protest at the Capitol on Wednesday. The groups, representing a broad coalition, will being camping-in all night at the Capitol to bear witness to the votes on this painful budget that includes huge cuts for children, families, seniors, schools and communities combined with a $4.6 billion tax cut for the wealthiest three percent of New Yorkers. The budget also fails to proactively renew and strengthen the rent laws, a sign that the State Legislature is more concerned with pandering to real estate interests than protecting the millions of New Yorkers who depend on these laws to stay in their homes.
  • When

  • Wednesday, March 30th

March 30, 2011: People Power in Albany: Non-Millionaire’s Rally to Stop the Worst State Budget Cuts

Occupation of the New York State Capitol

Alliance for Quality Education, Citizen Action of New York, New York City Coalition for Educational Justice, Long Island Progressive Coalition, Make the Road New York, New York Communities for Change, VOCAL, PUSH-Buffalo, Right to the City New York, Real Rent Reform New York, Community Voices Heard, New Deal for New York, The Save Our SUNY Coalition, Strong Economy for All, Growing Together New York Coalition, VOICE Buffalo.

1:30 P.M. Impact on rent and job creation – 2nd floor outside of Governor’s office
Sean Barry, 646-373-3344

2:00 P.M. Impact on K-12 Education – 4th floor outside of Senate gallery chamber
Nikki Jones, 315-416-9393

3:00 P.M. Impact on SUNY and CUNY – Million Dollar Staircase 3rd floor
Colin Donnaruma, 518-461-5702

5:00 P.M., 5:30 P.M., 6:00 P.M. – Live press availability on all the issues. Million Dollar Staircase 3rd floor
Nikki Jones, 315-416-9393
Ron Deutsch, 518- 469-6769
Charlie Albanetti 518-595-9047

7:00 P.M.(Wednesday) – 7:00 A.M. (Thursday) Ongoing press availability

    What

  • Morning Press Availability after Capitol Camp-In
  • When

  • Thursday, March 31st 10pm
  • Where

  • Million Dollar Staircase 3rd floor of the Capitol Building

March 31, 2011: Morning After Capitol Camp-In Press Availability