Video and Photos: To Senator Zeldin: “Let Us Dream”
/ Long Island Wins
Yesterday, Governor Cuomo released his budget for the coming year, excluding funding for the New York DREAM Act, a bill that would allow an estimated 5,500 undocumented students currently in college to access state financial aid.
That may mean opportunities lost for those students, and thousands more talented young people who will graduate from high school and have nowhere to go. Cuomo isn’t the only elected official to blame—none of the Republicans in State Senate supported the bill, including Long Island Senator Lee Zeldin, whose district is a quarter Hispanic and has strong immigrant representation.
To call out our elected officials on their failure to act, Long Island students and residents [led by Make the Road NY] gathered today at the Ronkonkoma office of Senator Zeldin to reiterate their commitment toward the New York DREAM Act.
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Since the November NYC elections, MRNY members have been hard at work setting the agenda for our next mayor, City Council and citywide elected officials.
We kicked off "Talking Transition" with a low-wage worker forum and our attorneys have been staffing a Single Stop clinic around the clock at the Transition tent.
Recently, our youth joined the Transitions conversation to bring education and police reform issues into the spotlight for the new elected officials. 17-year-old youth leader Cheyanne Smith was also profiled in the New York Times for her leadership to make NYC schools more respectful, safe, and dignified places for learning.