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Thousands to March to City Hall and Protest

District Council 1707 AFSCME

75 Varick Street

New York NY 10013




May 4, 2009






Thousands to March to City Hall and Protest

Proposed Kindergarten Elimination


Eliminating Kindergarten in Day Care Centers to Cost City Millions

Plan Would Shift 3,300 Children from Day Care to Overcrowded Public Schools



WHAT:           Thousands of parents, day care center staff, public officials, unions members march to City Hall to urge the mayor and councilmembers to vote down the costly budget proposal that will eliminate kindergarten education in New York City day care centers.  This drastic reduction of early childhood education funds will also force many centers to close. 


                        The march is organized by District Council 1707 AFSCME, which represents day care, head start and social service workers


WHEN:           This Wednesday May 6, 2009

9:30 a.m. – March from Battery Park to City Hall Park

Beginning at

Battery Place
& Broadway


10:30 a.m. – Demonstration at City Hall Park

Remarks from elected officials, community leaders, union leaders, parents



WHO:             Parents, children, union members, public officials




Neal Tepel



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