Dear Commons Community,
Don’t forget to vote today. Below are recommendations from Michael Fabricant, Vice President of the Professional Staff Congress.
Vote NO on the Constitutional Convention
Your ballot will include a question on whether the state should hold a Constitutional Convention (a “Con Con”). The PSC is one of many organizations urging you to vote NO on that question—it’s Proposition 1 on the back of the ballot. A Con Con could endanger public pensions, workers compensation, union rights and even the Adirondack and Catskill preserves. Here’s more about why I’m voting NO.
Vote for Mayor de Blasio and the PSC’s Other Endorsed Candidates
Bill de Blasio has earned a second term as Mayor. (The New York Times agrees.) He has increased funding for CUNY every year he has been in office, including funding for our union contract. He has stood up for immigrants in the face of attacks from Washington and fought to reduce income inequality. He has delivered on promises to enact universal pre-K, expand paid sick leave and raise the minimum wage for City workers.
Public Advocate Letitia James and Comptroller Scott Stringer also deserve your vote. Both are strong supporters of CUNY and public education, outspoken advocates for union workers, and champions of progressive policies. PSC is proud to endorse them.
All of the PSC’s endorsed candidates for City Council and Borough President are committed to protecting access to a top-quality, affordable college education in our city, and they need our support.
First Vice President