BTF/NYSUT Union Member Uses Hip Hop To Spread A Video Message To ‘All’ New Yorkers - “Vote NO” To A Constitutional Convention
(BUFFALO, NEW YORK) – Jeff Grossi, a 36-year-old Geometry Teacher at Middle Early College that’s housed inside Buffalo’s Bennett High School - who also happens to be a Buffalo Teachers Federation (BFT)/New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) Union Member, has grown a successful side career of performing under the stage name MC ZiLL – using hip hop and rap to spread a variety of positive and thought-provoking messages.
Now Grossi is once again using his musical passion to focus in on the upcoming General Election that will be held on Tuesday, November 7th, when voters across New York will be asked whether or not New York should hold a convention to change the State Constitution.
Late last week, BTF President Phil Rumore invited Grossi to perform Say No To The Con Con at the BTF’s Council of Delegates Meeting, where it was “overwhelmingly met” with a positive response.
“I was ‘a little shocked,’” Grossi told WNYLaborToday.com. “I ‘even got a bit of a standing ovation and a lot of high fives.’ The delegates ‘really liked it and it spoke volumes because the people in that room were older than I am.’ They were telling me – ‘You had me going.’ (The song) ‘crosses’ generations. In fact, it appeals to ‘multiple’ generations.”