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Thousands to March to City Hall and Protest

District Council 1707 AFSCME

75 Varick Street

New York NY 10013

212-219-0022

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 4, 2009

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

 

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

 

 

Contact:

Neal Tepel

646-591-6484

 



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