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Additional Information on NYS Budget and funding for education:





Our advocacy focus is the end of the Gap Elimination Adjustment legislation 
that has taken $5,079,997 since 2009 from our schools.  

In this 2014-15 year alone, the reduction was $712,175. Without an end to the GEA, we will continue to have increased class sizes, fewer programs, and more challenges in providing a high quality education for our children.    

GEA legislation has diverted funds that were originally intended for our schools to reduce state debt and fund other state agencies.  Now with our state surplus funds, it is time to return the funds to education and our children's future.  View a fact sheet about the GEA here.

If you are willing to be an advocate for our K-12 students, please consider 
sending a letter, an email, or making a phone call to make your voice heard.

Sample letters are below for parents and student.
Please feel free to use these letters but personal experiences are encouraged as well.



Governor Andrew Cuomo
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224
(518) 474-8390 
Read the Governor's agenda at: www.governor.ny.gov/
Contact the Governor at: http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact


Senator George Amedore
Legislative Office Building
Room 802
Albany, NY 12247
(518) 455-2350
See Senator Amedore's overview at:  http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000349/amedore-george/



Assembly Member Patricia Fahy

Legislative Office Building

Room 452

Albany, NY 12248

(518) 455-4178

http:/ /assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Patricia-Fahy 

Contact Representative Fahy at: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Patricia-Fahy/contact/  

Email at: FahyP@assembly.state.ny.us

See Representative Fahy's overview at:  http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000259/patricia-fahy/


 

Chair of the NYS Senate Education Committee: Senator John J. Flanagan

Legislative Office Building

Room 805

Albany, NY 12247

(518) 455-2071

http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/john-j-flanagan

Contact Senator Flanagan at: http://www.nysenate.gov/senator/john-j-flanagan/contact

Email at: flanagan@nysenate.gov

See Senator Flanagan's overview at:  http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000015/john-j-flanagan/

 

 

Chair of the NYS Assembly Education Committee: Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan

Legislative Office Building

Room 836

Albany, NY 12248

(518) 455-4851

http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Catherine-Nolan/

See Representative Nolan's overview at:  http://openstates.org/ny/legislators/NYL000164/catherine-nolan/
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