Tag: vote

PJSTA to Host Meet and Greet with Peter Magistrale

**UPDATE: This event has been postponed.** The PJSTA is excited to host a meet and greet session with Peter Magistrale on the evening of October 28th at the residence of one of our members in Stony Brook.  The session will begin at 7:00 pm. Magistrale is running in opposition to incumbent John Flanagan for New York …

Howie Hawkins, Brian Jones, and Where they Stand on Public Education

Yesterday the PJSTA hosted an approximate 50 people who came out to hear gubernatorial candidate Howie Hawkins speak.  Hawkins, the Green Party candidate endorsed by the PJSTA, is the only pro-public education candidate in the election. To see where each candidate stands on issues related to public education click here: GOVERNORS RACE SIDE BY SIDE To …

Vote YES Today!

I’m going to keep this very simple. Vote “YES” on your school budget and visit the NYSUT Action Center on Facebook to help us spread the word and MAKE THE DIFFERENCE! Today, in districts all over the state, we have an opportunity to vote on our local school budgets. Your “yes” vote can make the …

Bishop Wins Re-election

Representative Tim Bishop, who NYSUT and the PJSTA worked hard to get re-elected has defeated Randy Altschuler. This is a victory for public education and a victory for labor!

Ann Romney Says Charter Schools Are the Answer!

Renowned education expert Ann Romney, when asked by Good Housekeeping about an issue close to her heart: “I’ve been a first lady of the state,” the wife of the former Massachusetts governor replies. “I have seen what happens to people’s lives if they don’t get a proper education. And we know the answers to that. …

Re-elect Tim Bishop

Letter Writing to President Obama

The great Diane Ravitch, one of public ed’s biggest supporters, is organizing a letter writing campaign to President Obama.  All PJSTA members should have received an email about it sometime in the past two weeks.  Below is the text from this blog post by Ravitch.  She explains what should be in the letter and how …

Campaign Kickoff Event for Tim Bishop

The Long Island Federation of Labor is holding a campaign kickoff event for Tim Bishop on August 9th from 6-8 pm at IBEW Local 25 (375 Motor Parkway, Hauppague).  This will be a chance to show support for Mr. Bishop in his bid for re-election.  If it fits your schedule please try to come on …