On Wednesday, March 21st we are coordinating a call-in day where we would love students and programs to urge the Senate and Assembly to support funding for ALE at $7.8 million in the Adopted Budget to be released by April 1st. The key targets are listed below. If you have additional time for phone calls following outreach to the below list, please feel free to reach out to your own Senator or Assembly Member. This is our LAST push so let’s make sure the State hears us!
Key Assembly Targets: Catherine Nolan (518-455-4851) Carl E. Heastie (518-455-3791)
Key Senate Targets: Carl Marcellino (518-455-2390) John J. Flanagan (518-455-2071)
Click here to see sample script to use as a reference but feel free to customize, as long as you include the $7.8 million ask.
NYCCAL is holding a rally and press conference in Albany, NY, on March 5 in conjunction with Literacy New York, to call for $15.3 million in funding for Adult Literacy Education (ALE) funding. This would include the restoration of $1 million and add an additional $8 million to the existing $6.3 million in the current draft of the Governor's budget.
NYCCAL is sending at least one bus from New York City to Albany on March 5. The bus will be leaving NYC at or before 8 am and returning by 7 pm. To learn more about getting a seat on the bus and/or attending the rally, please contact Kevin Douglas.