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Clip-N-Save: How to Reach Your State and City Elected Representatives Here's a guide to express your views in Albany and City Hall. We'll only get supportive policies and adequate funding if we all express ourselves clearly and consistently. The State and City cannot close multi-billion dollar budget deficits by slashing funding to public education! NYC's public schools have been chronically underfunded for years, but NYC parents sued and won a huge victory in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) lawsuit. After 15 years of litigation in the Courts, an agreement was finally achieved to dramatically increase education funding to NYC. See www.cfequity.org for the history and full details of this lawsuit. It is unacceptable that State and City officials seek to CUT education funding. Now is the time to fulfill the CFE commitment, demand no cuts to education by the State and City. To Find out who represents you: Call the League of Women Voters at 212-213-5286 OR go to: www.lwvnyc.org and use the “They Represent You” link and follow directions under “Find out who..”. New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Executive Chamber, NY State Capitol Building, Albany 12224. Phone: 518-474-8390, Fax: 518-474-1513, NYC Phone: 212-681-4580 Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Legislative Office Building, Room 932, Albany 12248. Phone: 518-455-3791, Fax: 518-455-5459 NYC Phone: 212-312-1420. Fax: 212-312-1425 Senate Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson, Legislative Office Building, Room 4909, Albany, 12247 Phone: 518-455-2788, Fax: 518-426-6806, NYC District Phone: 718-649-7653. Call your NYS Senator in Albany via State Capital switchboard at: 1 518-455-2800. Call your NYS Assemblymember: Albany or NYC switchboard at 1-518-455-4100 or 212-312-1550. New York City Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, City Hall, New York, New York 10007 Phone 212-788-3000 or leave messages at “311", FAX: 212-788-9711 Chris Quinn, Speaker, New York City Council, 224 W 30th Street, New York, New York 10001 City Hall phone 212-788-7210 FAX 212-788-7207 district office phone 212-564-7757 City Council Education Committee Chair: Councilmember Robert Jackson, 250 Broadway, room # 1747, New York, New York 10007 phone 212-788-7007, fax 212-788-9190 You can reach your City Councilmember through the City Hall switchboard: 212-788-7100 Advocacy tools-2009 For information on public education advocacy and funding issues contact: Alliance for Quality Education (AQE) 718-222-1089 or www.aqeny.org Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) 212-867-8455 or www.cfequity.org Go to www.ourkidscantwait.org to send a prepared letter by FAX or email to your representatives.
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