Gov. Cuomo has released plans to cut state funding to the City University of New York by $485 million, despite a $1 billion state budget surplus.
Since Gov. Cuomo took office, tuition has increased by 38 percent at four-year colleges and by 45 percent at two-year campuses. Since 2008, the state has reduced its investment in full-time-equivalent students by 17 percent in four-year colleges. Currently, Gov. Cuomo backs legislation that would increase tuition at four-year colleges by $1,500 over the next five years.
At the same time, CUNY faculty and staff have been working without a contract or salary increases for over six years.
Join us to tell Gov. Cuomo: CUNY students deserve a first-rate college education. CUNY faculty and staff deserve a fair raise.
Urge Gov. Cuomo to invest in a strong CUNY system.
Begin at Gov. Cuomo’s Manhattan office (633 Third Ave., between 40th and 41st streets) at 5 p.m., then march to the Community Church of New York (40 E. 35th St.) to hear about the crisis at CUNY and plan next steps.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com or call 212-354-1252.
LIST IN FORMATION:
United Students Against Sweatshops
Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition
Strong Economy For All Coalition
Citizen Action of New York
Alliance for Quality Education
CUNY University Student Senate
NY Working Families Party
NY Communities for Change
DC 37, AFSCME, AFL-CIO
Make the Road New York
Coalition for Educational Justice
Urban Youth Collaborative
Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies