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Why wait?

There are only seven days left in the 2020 election season—seven days left to vote and make a real difference!

Early voting is open in New York, so if you have not voted yet, skip the Election Day lines on November 3rd and vote early…THIS WEEK! It’s so easy! Make sure you find your early voting site in your neighborhood and vote in person through November 1st.

What’s your biggest motivator to vote this year?

Is it the Coronavirus pandemic? Well, VOTE! Is it racial and economic injustice? VOTE! Getting our students the resources necessary to #FundOurFuture? VOTE! Demanding that the richest New Yorkers finally pay their fair share? VOTE! Getting rid of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos? VOTE!

There is only one thing we should be focused on for the next seven days:

VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE, VOTE!

Keep saying it until you do it, and once you’ve done it, keep saying it to everybody you know! Make sure to cast your vote, and then get everyone you know to the polls…early if possible!

Take action now to contact your county board of elections office for early voting times and location … and vote, early if you can!

New York state’s early voting period runs through Sunday, November 1st. Take advantage of early voting if you can, and if you can’t, be sure to make a plan to vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd!

But no matter how you do it, JUST VOTE!

In solidarity,

Andrew Pallotta
NYSUT President

P.S. Today–Tuesday, October 27, 2020–is the last day to apply on-line or postmark an absentee ballot application. After today, completed applications must be delivered in person to your county board of elections office by Monday, November 2, 2020. You can also apply in person for an absentee ballot until Monday, November 2, 2020, at your county board of elections offices. 

 


Let’s use the power to vote this election season to move New York forward and help secure a better and brighter future for our families and our communities!

1. Watch & Share

Start with this video… get everyone you know to vote!

Make a Plan and VOTE!

The NYSUT officers have a plan to vote. What's YOUR plan? It's more important than ever before that we make our union voices heard this election season. So make a plan and VOTE!Learn more: http://www.nysut.org/voterguide

Posted by NYSUT – A Union of Professionals on Friday, October 16, 2020

 

2. Make a Plan, Know Your Options

Vote Absentee/By Mail

  • Request a ballot by Oct. 27th;
  • Postmark ballot by Nov. 3rd for delivery by Nov. 10th; or
  • Drop off ballot at any early voting site between Oct. 24th & Nov. 1st; or
  • Drop off ballot at any polling site on Nov. 3rd; or
  • Drop off ballot at your County Board of Elections office by Nov. 3rd.

3. Know Your Candidates

You can view NYSUT-endorsed Candidates on the MAC by your district or the entire list. 

No matter how you do it, make sure you plan your vote and vote your plan! Then, encourage others to do the same.

In solidarity,

Andrew Pallotta


Revenue, now!

NYSUT members have done their part; now lawmakers must do their part to Fund Our Future! NYSUT’s initiative pushes bills to enhance revenue with a billionaire’s tax, a tax on ultramillionaires, and a tax on luxury NYC second and third homes. We are also pushing for a federal stimulus package that provides needed support for education, health care and communities in New York.

Take action now at the NYSUT Member Action Center to thank legislators who have signed on as co-sponsors and call on those who have yet to sign on as a sponsor of bill S.8164 (May) / A.10364 (Simotas). (Above, West Seneca TA’s Maria Toepfer, a first-grade teacher, is one of several featured in our FOF campaign.)

 


 


For months, front-line workers have been doing their part to get us through this terrible global pandemic. Their reward should not be the threat of a layoff.

Without relief from the federal government or new revenue streams, K-12 schools, public higher education, health care systems and local governments could face an additional 20 percent cut in funding. In addition to continuing our advocacy with the federal government, New Yorkers need the NYS Legislature to raise taxes on the ultrawealthy before the end of this year’s legislative session.

More than 46,000 multimillionaires call New York home – and it is time for them to pay their fair share in taxes that could generate billions of dollars in critically-needed revenue for the state. New York has had a long history of raising taxes on the wealthy during times of an economic downturn. Get a history lesson here.

NYSUT is calling on members of the Legislature to support and pass S.8164 (May) / A.10364 (Simotas) before the end of this legislative session. Find out where your legislators stand!

Take action now at the NYSUT Member Action Center to thank legislators who have signed on as co-sponsors! And call on those who have yet to sign on as a sponsor of S.8164 (May) / A.10364 (Simotas). It’s time we demand that ultra-millionaires pay their fair share and #FundOurFutureNY! 

In solidarity,

Andrew Pallotta
NYSUT President
P.S. It’s time for the ultrawealthy to finally do their part, pay their fair share, and #FundOurFutureNY!

 


 

 

Congress must step up and help New York!

New York State faces steep cuts to public K-12 education, higher education, and health care in the face of a loss of revenue. According to the proposed financial plan, the state may need to enact cuts ranging anywhere from 20-50 percent. We need your help to stave off the worst of these cuts! In addition to our state advocacy in calling for new revenue raisers by taxing the wealthiest of New Yorkers, we need Congress to provide significant funding in the next stimulus package.

New York is in dire need of money for the state and local governments, our public education system, and our health care institutions. In the absence of additional funding, we face massive layoffs to essential workers at the front line who provide health care, prepare and distribute meals, and educate students remotely.

Now is the time to act to ensure that our communities are not further impacted by this pandemic.

Take action now at the NYSUT Member Action Center to call your members of Congress and urge them to pass CARES 2 to help New York through this terrible crisis!

Please help now! Contact your Congressmember and urge them to call on leadership to pass CARES 2 to provide much-needed financial assistance and funding to stabilize our public education, higher education, and health care systems.

In solidarity,

Andrew Pallotta
NYSUT President
 
P.S. We need help now! Call your members of Congress and urge them to pass CARES 2!

 

Member Action Center