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3/9/2011: Press Conference on Renewal of Millionaires Tax

 


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SENATE DEMOCRATS JOIN WITH PARENT AND COMMUNITY EDUCATION LEADERS AND PRESIDENT OF UFT IN CALLING FOR RENEWING MILLIONAIRES TAX TO FUND EDUCATION


Who: (L-R) Billy Easton, Executive Director, Alliance for Quality Education, Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, Senator Andriano Espaillat, Senator Gustavo Rivera, Senator Jose Peralta, Senator Tony Avella, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Shirley L. Huntley (podium)


What: Senate Democrats joined by Alliance for Quality Education (AQE), Citizen Action of NY, New York Communities for Change, NYC Coalition for Educational Justice and Michael Mulgrew, President of the United Federation of Teachers and a leader of the Stronger Economy for All Coalition Demanding that renewal of millionaires tax be used for education restorations.


When: Wednesday, March 9th at 10:00 AM


Where: LCA Press Room 130, Legislative Office Building


Albany, New York 12247


(D- Jamaica) Senator Shirley L. Huntley, said, “Educating our children is vital to ensuring that they can succeed and prosper in today’s global economy and workforce. During these difficult economic times, children and working class families are suffering and would feel the harsh effects of budget cuts the most.  Billionaires, Millionaires, and those earning in the high six figures would not face such conditions.  A millionaire hit by a recession may lose a few bucks.  A working class family could face loss of a home, a job, and critical services that they rely on from day to day. a home, car, inability to pay tuition.