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March 23, 2017

Pickets against state Senate Republicans over support for the DeVos agenda, corporate charters

Source: NYSUT Media Relations

NYSUT members to hold Phillips, Serino, DeFrancisco, O’Mara, Young, Golden and Lanza accountable for supporting Betsy DeVos’ education agenda

Teachers and other educators — joined by parents, students and activists — will set up pickets at the offices of state Senate Republicans Friday to demand they abandon their support of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ destructive education agenda.  The Senate’s one-house budget bill contains a voucher-like education tax credit and an estimated $350 million in new money for unaccountable and non-transparent charter schools  — funding activists strongly believe should be used to help neighborhood public schools in their own communities.

Here is the schedule of picketing on Friday, March 24:

Senator Name

Time of Picket

Picket Location

Address

City, State, Zip

Contact

Name

Contact

Phone

Senator

Elaine Phillips

4-5 p.m.

District Office

252 Mineola Blvd.

Mineola, NY

11501-2421

Jeff Friedman

516-670-7834

Senator

Susan Serino

4-5 p.m.

District Office

4254 Albany Post Road

Hyde Park, NY

12536

Melissa Servant

Mike Grubiak

845-234-9755

914-391-8850

Senator

Susan Serino

4-5 p.m.

District Office

117 Town Park Lane

Putnam Valley, NY

10579

Maureen Warren

Mike Grubiak

914-426-1691

914-391-8850

Senator

John DeFrancisco

4:30-5 p.m.

District Office

333 East Washington St.

Syracuse, NY

13202

Phil Cleary

Ian Phillips

315-727-7445

315-406-4386

Senator

Thomas O’Mara

4:30-5:30 p.m.

District Office

333 East Water St.t

Elmira, NY

14901

Dora Leland

Paul Hypolite

607-425-0694

937-207-5337

Senator

Catharine Young

4-4:30 p.m.

District Office

700 West State St.

Olean, NY

14760

Andrew Bogey

Louisa Pacheco

585-610-6243

716-560-3880

Senator

Marty Golden

3:30-5 p.m.

District Office

7408 Fifth Avenue

(between 74th and 75th streets)

Brooklyn, NY 11209

Alison Gendar

718-490-2964

 

Senator

Andrew Lanza

3-5 p.m.

District Office

3845 Richmond Ave.

(meet at UFT’s Staten Island Borough Office,

4456 Amboy Rd., at 3 p.m.

to walk to District Office)

Staten Island, NY  10312

Alison Gendar

718-490-2964

 

New York State United Teachers is a statewide union with more than 600,000 members in education, human services and health care.  NYSUT is affiliated with the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the AFL-CIO.