Join us for a week of actions on class size

Dec. 6, 2011

We only have about 10 days until the last Council meeting when the class size bill, Int 2374, can be approved.

We have a week of actions planned to urge the Speaker and the Council to bring this to a vote, and I hope you’ll join in and share this email with other parents:

  •       Tomorrow, Tues. Dec. 7, call and tweet and your Council member, asking them to demand that Speaker Corey Johnson bring the class size bill Int. 2374 to a vote. You can find your Council member’s phone no. by putting your address in here and their twitter handles by googling [their names + twitter]. We have sample tweets listed here.
  •       Wednesday, Dec. 8, in the morning, call Speaker Johnson’ district office at 212-564-7757 & say, “I demand the Speaker schedule a vote on the class size bill. My name is x, my number is y. when will this happen? Please call me back to let me know.”  If the district office # is busy, call his City Hall office at 212-788-7210
  •       Then on Wed. afternoon, at 3:30 PM, come to a rally outside Johnson’s district office at 224 West 30th St, [bet 7th and 8th Ave; take the #1, # to 28th St. or any trains to Herald Sq or Penn St.] Bring your kids and bring signs!
  •       On Thurs. Dec. 10, come to a rally outside the entrance to City Hall at 12:30 PM. Meet up on the E. side of Broadway at Murray St.. Bring signs!  If you have time afterwards, join us to watch the next-to-last stated meeting scheduled for 1:30 PM.
  •       On Friday, Dec.11, catch up on any of the calls or tweets you haven’t yet done from above. If you’ve finished them all, send an email to the Speaker here and sign the UFT petition here.

You can also find this calendar of events here, plus links to social media and memes to post on Facebook, Instagram and twitter. Please share with everyone you know who cares about NYC kids and the future of our schools.

Finally, there has been a lot of reporting on teachers and parents gathering at individual schools, urging Speaker Johnson to bring the bill to a vote, including on CBS News, ABC , PIX News 11 and in Gothamist . In today’s Daily News, Speaker Johnson says he is worried that there aren’t enough funds in the capital plan to provide space for smaller classes, but that ignores the fact that the capital plan is amended each year, and the administration just proposed a new version of the plan that would actually cut the funding for new capacity by $1.5 billion and eliminate more than 11,000 already promised new school seats, despite the pandemic and billions of dollars of additional federal and state funds that could be used for create more space.

Please join us this week in the fight for smaller classes for NYC kids! As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please let me know by replying to this email.

Thanks for your support, Leonie

Leonie Haimson
Executive Director
Class Size Matters

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