Political Action Updates

  • Vote NO on a Constitutional Convention

    11.07.2017/Political Action
    A Multi-Million Dollar Boondoggle */ In 1967, the last “Politicians’ Convention” held in New York cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. Fifty years later, the price tag is estimated to be in the hundreds of millions. That...
  • Labor Walk for NYSUT Member Christine Pellegrino

    05.18.2017/Political Action
    Even with many of our locals concentrating on school district elections, NYSUT volunteers have continued to make the time to help Christine Pellegrino in AD 9.  On Saturday, nearly 100 volunteers, including about 45 NYSUT members...
  • Vote on your School Budget Tuesday May 16th

    05.04.2017/Political Action
    It’s important that everyone exercise your right to vote in your local school budget election on May 16th. Polls are open from 6 AM until 9 PM.  Support your community and support your schools. Vote Yes May 16th
  • BSCTA Defies DeVos and Defends Public Ed

    03.02.2017/Political Action
    Over the last month, BSCTA members have helped to lead the fight to Defend Public Education.  On January 19th, dozens of members came out to Defend Public Education and Defy Devos.  They were joined by teachers from surrounding...
  • Privatizing Public Ed

    03.01.2017/Political Action
    The nomination of Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education has caused considerable anxiety amongst supporters of public education. This anxiety is due in no small part to Mrs. DeVos' record of promoting policies that siphon taxpayer...
  • Newsday: Long Islanders boo, cheer Betsy DeVos' confirmation

    02.08.2017/Political Action
    Public school educators and teacher unions on Long Island and at the state level largely denounced Betsy DeVos’ confirmation Tuesday as the nation’s secretary of education, while supporters of school choice celebrated and...
  • National Blackout to oppose DeVos

    02.06.2017/Political Action
    Public educators nationwide will protest Betsy DeVos with a National Blackout. We choose our children over a billionaire donor! #DumpDevos.  Please wear all black on Monday (February 6th) to show support for public education on...
  • Rally in Bay Shore on Thursday, Jan 19!

    01.19.2017/Political Action
    All are invited to come out and show your support for all of our schools and public education at the BSCTA office. Speakers from the community and other unions from education, the building trades and the public and private sector...
  • #ReclaimOurSchools: A Week of Actions

    01.12.2017/Political Action
    Several weeks ago, Paul Pecorale (NYSUT Vice President and Long Island native) called on local leaders and NYSUT members to commit to participating in the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools nationwide Day of Action on January 19,...
  • Tell your Senator to Vote No on DeVos

    01.12.2017/Political Action
    Fewer than 4 weekdays are left to tell the US Senate that Betsy DeVos is unfit and unqualified! Take action NOW with NPE by clicking here.
  • An Open letter to Betsy DeVos from America's Public School Teachers

    12.07.2016/Political Action
    Dear Ms. DeVos, I don’t think we’ve really met yet, we are America’s public school teachers. There are about 3.1 million of us. We teach in large urban areas, we teach in the suburbs, we teach in small rural communities, and we...
  • Long Island Teachers: Exercise Your Right to Vote

    10.21.2016/Political Action
    Although hate, bullying and intolerance are on the Presidential ticket this Election Day, there are many other important local elections taking place here on Long Island. That's why all of us here at Long Island Teachers want to...

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