How to support public education in

New York

Know the Issues

These are the challenges and opportunities facing public education in New York.

Educator Salary

Educator Salary

Fair wages allow educators to provide for their families and do what they love without going into debt. Fact: 1 in 5 educators must take a second job to get by. This is not sustainable.

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Retirement Security

Retirement Security

Educators deserve access to the benefits they spent their lives paying for. Protecting pensions and Social Security ensures retired educators live with dignity.

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College Affordability

College Affordability

Every student should be able to pursue an education without amassing major debt. We support college affordability legislation, federal loan forgiveness programs for public service and increased Pell Grant funding.

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Education Funding

Education Funding

Fully funding public schools is the only way to ensure all students get the education they deserve, regardless of ZIP code.

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Gun Violence Prevention

Gun Violence Prevention

Students and educators deserve to learn and teach in a safe environment. That’s why we demand gun violence reform.

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Health Care

Health Care

Without quality healthcare, many students can’t come to school ready to learn. We support expanding Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program), improving the Affordable Care Act and repealing the tax on employee-sponsored health insurance.

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They side with students

These elected officials support public education in your state.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D)
U.S. Senate
Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D)
U.S. House, 3rd Dist.
Rep. Kathleen Rice (D)
U.S. House, 4th Dist.
Rep. Gregory Meeks (D)
U.S. House, 5th Dist.
Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D)
U.S. House, 7th Dist.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D)
U.S. House, 8th Dist.
Rep. Yvette Clarke (D)
U.S. House, 9th Dist.
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D)
U.S. House, 10th Dist.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D)
U.S. House, 12th Dist.
Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D)
U.S. House, 13th Dist.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D)
U.S. House, 14th Dist.
Rep. Eliot Engel (D)
U.S. House, 16th Dist.
Rep. Nita Lowey (D)
U.S. House, 17th Dist.
Rep. Antonio Delgado (D)
U.S. House, 19th Dist.
Rep. Paul Tonko (D)
U.S. House, 20th Dist.
Rep. Anthony Brindisi (D)
U.S. House, 22nd Dist.
Rep. Joe Morelle (D)
U.S. House, 25th Dist.
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Take action

Here's what you can do to support public education where you live.

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Hold them accountable

For every child to have the opportunity to succeed, politicians must fight for quality public schools. Pledge to help us hold your elected officials accountable to New York's students!

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Spread the word

Post on social media to show your support for strong public schools.

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