April 2015 Issue
March 25, 2015

Digital democracy: Our cellphones and cameras capture activism in action

Source: NYSUT United
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From the mouths of thousands, comes one voice, and the roar is deafening. The numbers staggering. 2,000 in the North Country. 3,000 in Patchogue. 1,000 in Niagara. 1,500 in Utica. 1,000 in Albany. And the crowds keep coming, filling the streets and cramming auditoriums to "Call out Cuomo." Our message to the governor is undeniable: Public education is not for sale! We are speaking truth to power, to the opportunistic politicians and billionaires who want to squash our voice and our vote. We won't let that happen. Our cellphones and cameras are capturing the proof: When democracy spurs collective action, nothing can stop us.

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