February Issue
January 23, 2015

TAKE ACTION! Here's what you can do

Author: Ned Hoskin
Source: NYSUT United
Caption: Sarah Mattice of Schalmont Teachers Association posted this photo in her Twitter feed, saying the "power" is in our hands. Local presidents can order these buttons from NYSUT Regional Offices. Photo provided.

At press time, much planning was being done behind-the-scenes for the battle ahead this budget season.

Here's how you can take action now and keep informed of upcoming events and campaigns.

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State Budget 2015

Regional forums

Watch the MAC - mac.nysut.org and www.facebook.com/NYSUTActionCenter - for details about an event coming up in your region this month.

Attend the forum in your area, bring friends, family and people who support public schools.

There's an app for that

Use the MAC's new mobile app that generates text alerts about upcoming actions.

Text alerts

Simply text the word "NYSUT" to 38470.

Hash it out

Use the #AllKidsNeed hashtag on social media and #InviteCuomo and your local legislators to attend your event. You can also ping the governor directly by including his Twitter handle @NYGovCuomo in your message. This is our chance to show the governor and Legislature what the needs of New York schools really are. Then keep the conversation going, using every opportunity and tool you have.

"We will do this, but we must do it together," said NYSUT Executive Vice President Andy Pallotta said.