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13 things you can do right now to fight back.

Every NYSUT member is needed to defend public education and the teaching profession from Gov. Cuomo's Billionaires' Agenda.

Tell the governor to stop scapegoating... stop teacher bashing and focus on what #AllKidsNeed.

Here's your to-do list.

1. Take action on this week's campaigns.

The latest actions will always be right here in the No. 1 spot.

UPDATE: Feb. 12

2. Call your state senator. Now.

  • Stop what you're doing and call your state senator with this message: stand up to the Governor's "Bigfoot" tactics and defend our outstanding New York public schools!
  • You can look up the number at the NYSUT Member Action Center.

Sign up for MAC text alerts!

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Here's how:

STEP 1: Text the word "NYSUT" to the contact number 38470.

STEP 2: That's it! There is no Step 2!

3. Sign the petitions.

4. Sign up for the in-district lobby day on Feb. 12.

  • Take part in a face-to-face meeting at your state legislator's local office.
  • For information, email pcaruso@nysutmail.org. Please include the number of your Senate district. (Not sure? Look it up at the MAC.)

5. Call out the governor.

  • Invite the governor to visit your class to learn what #AllKidsNeed. Tweet out an invite directly at him and be sure to include his Twitter handle @NYGovCuomo and the hashtag #InviteCuomo if you want your tweet to be seen and heard.
  • Not on Twitter? See step 8.

6. Get connected to the MAC.

  • BY TEXT. Get real-time text messages about urgent news and actions by texting the word NYSUT to the number 38470.
  • BY EMAIL. Subscribe to the NYSUT Member Action Center email alerts for updates on this campaign. If you're registered via email as a NYSUT MAC e-activist you'll also be the first to know about upcoming rallies, protests and more.
  • BY APP. Download the NYSUT MAC App for your iPhone or for your Android phone. Be sure notifications are enabled to receive alerts on new action items.

7. Get connected on Facebook.

8. Get connected on Twitter.

  • Join Twitter and follow @NYSUT to be part of the social media army.
  • Once a day (or as often as possible) tweet your thoughts on what #AllKidsNeed - more science labs, music and art classes, school libraries, smaller class sizes and more. We're reminding the governor to focus on what matters! Follow the conversation in real-time for some great examples from parents and educators.

9. Share the poster.

10. Wear the button.

11. Take part in community forums.

  • Keep an eye on nysut.org/allkidsneed for information on upcoming NYSUT-sponsored Community Forums to Save Public Education in every region of the state.

12. Talk it up.

  • Get the conversation going - online and offline. Read "Where We Stand" and use it to craft social media messages, send letters to the editor, and brief friends and colleagues.
  • Circulate and share print materials and videos.

13. Support "Take Action Tuesday."

  • Mark your calendar to support NYSUT's "Take Action Tuesday" every week. Be on the lookout for updates.

And finally... check back.

  • Check back for frequent updates!


January 23, 2015

NYSUT Blisters Cuomo's Draconian Anti-Teacher Agenda

Author: Sylvia Saunders
Source: NYSUT United
Caption: Sarah Mattice of Schalmont Teachers Association posted this photo in her Twitter feed, saying the "power" is in our hands.

NYSUT President Karen E. Magee minced no words when talking to reporters about Gov. Andrew Cuomo's vicious assault on public education and the teaching profession.

nysut united cover cuomo 

State Budget 2015

"He has declared war on the public schools," Magee told The New York Times. "I'll be happy to stand with the teachers, the students and the parents if the governor wants to have a war ... I'm more than confident we will win."

Before the governor even finished delivering his 90-minute speech, the Twitter universe was burning up, under the hashtag #AllKidsNeed.

"If Cuomo cared about what #AllKidsNeed, he would not be raising the stakes on Common Core exams," tweeted one.

Numerous media outlets noted how quickly and vehemently educators struck back via social media to what is considered the worst attack on educators and public schools in the state's modern history.



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