From The Nation Institute:
Just a little over two months ago, The Nation Institute honored Don Shaffer at our annual gala dinner. Yesterday, we were deeply saddened to learn of his death. Don was 84 years old but that number didn’t capture his vitality and energy. After a long career in the insurance industry, Don got a [...]
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From The Nation Institute:
Dozens of parents, students from Pre-K to college ages, teachers, and advocates from across New York State traveled to ask that legislators support Governor Cuomo’s proposal to invest $25 million to expand full-day Pre-K programs, as well as to maintain the current $385 million level of funding for Universal Pre-K.
“Our state should do everything in [...]
New York state will give more than $26 million in state aid to the Massapequa School District under Gov. Cuomo’s proposed budget, but school officials say the aid package could hamstring their ability to fund programs.
The proposed $26.1 million would be about a $370,000 increase over the $25.7 million that Massapequa received for the current [...]
A group of parents, teachers and other education advocates held a rally outside the Massapequa offices of the Long Island Progressive Coalition Wednesday to kick off a bus trip to Albany where they joined in a statewide demonstration.
A group of about three dozen gathered outside the bus holding up signs calling on governor Cuomo and [...]
Newsday, October 28, 2012
by MITCHELL FREEDMAN
About 200 people, most wearing red in a show of solidarity, rallied outside the Pulaski Street School in Riverhead on Thursday evening to protest the state’s cap on property taxes and what many said were years of reductions in state aid to schools.
It was one of several coordinated rallies across Long [...]
A “Caravan of Corruption” came to Hempstead Town Hall yesterday, one stop on a state-wide tour designed to highlight calls for campaign finance reform by presenting cardboard caricatures of prominent New York politicians who’ve become infamous for abusing the public trust.
With Charlie Vella of Citizen Action New York playing the ringmaster, onlookers at Hempstead were [...]
Caravan is part of a statewide travelling sideshow, highlighting a decade of corrupt public officials
(Hempstead, NY) A travelling sideshow of (cardboard) corrupt officials converged on the Hempstead Town Hall earlier today, welcoming the beseiged Town Clerk to the ranks of the Caravan of Corruption.
The Caravan, led by its boisterous ringmaster, entertained and informed a crowd [...]
On Thursday, an educational rally dubbed a “Take Back Our School Rally” will be held atJ.F.K. Middle School in Comsewogue School District where speakers in the educational community will talk about challenges facing schools and discuss solutions. One of the main issues facing districts is the loss of state aid combined with the mandated tax [...]
A new program aims to help Long Islanders save on energy bills as winter nears.
Power Up Communities, a project run by the Long Island Progressive Coalition, helps connect homeowners to contractors who will offer a free audit of their homes to identify drafts and suggest insulation work that can be done to make their houses more energy efficient and less expensive to heat.