NOT ON OUR BACKS!
PROTEST PATERSON'S BUDGET CUTS AND TIMID TAX PLAN!
Tuesday March 31
In Front of the governor NYC office
633 3rd Avenue
(at 40th Street)
Every solution coming out of Albany balances the new budget on the
backs of working and poor people in New York. Yet simply raising
taxes on the richest New Yorkers could close the projected budget gap
completely. All the plans currently under discussion for tax reform
will leave billions of dollars in cuts in place, forcing those of us
at the bottom to fight over who will dodge the ax this time around.
As Washington prepares to dump another $1 trillion into the financial
system, it is time for us to demand the rich ante up! Join CUNY
students, teachers, city workers, and community members to demand:
- Tax the rich to close the budget gap COMPLETELY!
- No budget cuts; EXPAND social services! Housing, education, jobs
and health care are a right!
- NO layoffs!
- FREE tuition for all public higher education!
Friday, March 27, 2009
NOT ON OUR BACKS!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
It's anticipated that the DREAM Act will be introduced to Congress in the next few days. Support it in whatever way you can!
Sign an online petition!
Email or fax your Representative!
THURSDAY. 3/26 @ 4pm.
* ACTION at Senator Schumer's Office *
4pm at 757 Third Avenue (Btwn 47th & 48th Street)
Friday, March 20, 2009
Take a minute to check out this online petition for the Dream Act. The Dream Act would provide a path towards citizenship for undocumented students who were brought to this country as children. Please support and sign!Read more!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
The new steering committee has been elected. The positions are as follows:
Chair: Johanna Ocaña
Vice Chair: Jessica Medina
Secretary: Anna Folkens
Treasurer: Fayette Colon
Public Relations Coordinator: Iliana Feliz
Publicity Chair: Zoe Willmott
Group Liason: Nora Searle
El Participante Print Editor: Daniela Garcia
El Participante Blog Editor: Melquiades Fernandez
Alum Liason: Yadira Alvarez
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
New York State is cutting +$50M to the City University of New York.
Whose education are they cutting?
45.5% of CUNY students work more than 20 hours/week
53.5% of CUNY students have a household income of less than $30,000
37.3% of CUNY students were not born in the US
72.8% of CUNY students self-identify as students of color
NO BUDGET CUTS! NO TUITION HIKE! NO LAYOFFS!
FOR A FREE CUNY AND OPEN ADMISSIONS!
COME OUT & SHOW YOUR SOLIDARITY!
THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH, 2009*
HUNTER COLLEGE WALKOUT (68TH St & Lexington Ave) - 2PM
CUNY RALLY @ BOROUGH OF MANHATTAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE – 3PM
UNION RALLY @ CITY HALL – 4PM
*(Subway Lines to Hunter: 6 to 68th St, F to 63rd St)
(Subway Lines to BMCC/City Hall: 1/2/3 to Chambers St.; A/C to Chambers St.;
R/W to City Hall; E to World Trade Center; 4/5/6/J/Z to Brooklyn Bridge/City