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Advocacy

Schools are one of the most important institutions in our society. Yet they are being threatened by the current fiscal crisis and an unwillingness on the part of state government to take action. The state has denied local school districts crucial resources needed for students with the implementation of the Gap Elimination Adjustment, new mandates and the state’s tax levy limit, and put the burden on taxpaying residents.

The time for change is now. Please read through the following information and advocate for your schools.

 

Mandates

Mandates are a list of services that New York State requires school districts to provide. While some increase accountability and improve educational quality, they also limit flexibility and increase the cost of education.

 

Resources

 

Contact Your Elected Representatives

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
518-474-8390
Email form
Twitter: @NYGovCuomo
Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorAndrewCuomo

NEW YORK STATE LEGISLATURE

Assemblyman Steven F. McLaughlin
NYS Assembly District 107
District Office
258 Hoosick Street
Suite 109
Troy, NY 12180
518-272-6149
Fax: 518-272-6313

Albany Office
LOB 533
Albany, NY 12248
518-455-5777

Email: mclaughlins@assembly.state.ny.us
Facebook: Facebook.com/SteveMcNY
Twitter: @SteveMcNY

Assemblyman John McDonald III
NYS Assembly District 108
Albany Office
LOB 417
518-455-4474
Email: McDonaldJ@assembly.state.ny.us
Facebook: Facebook.com/assemblymemberjohn.mcdonald
Twitter: @johnmcdonald108

Senator Kathleen Marchione
NYS Senate District 43
District Office
1 Halfmoon Town Plaza
Halfmoon, NY 12065
518-371-2751
Fax: 518-371-2753

Albany Office
188 State Street Legislative Office Building, Room 918
Albany, NY 12247
518-455-2381

Email: marchione@nysenate.gov
Facebook: Facebook.com/Marchione2012 (must login)
Twitter: @kathymarchione

UNITED STATES CONGRESS

Congressman Paul Tonko
61 Columbia Street, 4th Floor
Albany, NY 12210
Phone: 518-465-0700
Fax: 518-427-5107
Email form
Twitter: @RepPaulTonko
Facebook: Facebook.com/reppaultonko

Congressman John Faso
2 Hudson Street
Kinderhook, NY12106
Phone: 518-610-8133
Email form
Twitter: @RepJohnFaso
Facebook: Facebook.com/johnfasony

Senator Charles Schumer
Leo O’Brien Federal Office Building, Room 420
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-431-4070
Fax: 518-431-4076
Email form
Twitter: @SenSchumer
Facebook: Facebook.com/senschumer

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Leo W. O’Brien Federal Office Building
11A Clinton Ave., Room 821
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: 518-431-0120
Fax: 518-431-0128
Email form
Twitter: @SenGillibrand
Facebook: Facebook.com/KirstenGillibrand