Free tuition to SUNY and CUNY students whose families earn $125,000 or less a year

CWA Local 1101 joined Hillary Clinton at LaGuardia Community College in support of  Governor Cuomo's ceremonial signing of NYS's new free tuition program, The Excelsior Scholarship Program. The program was included as part of the states new budget and offers free tuition to SUNY and CUNY students whose families earn $125,000 or less a year.

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CWA Town Hall Call Thursday, Feb 20

Are you fed up with the flood of big money in politics  Wondering if anything can be done to fight back and restore our democratic elections?

Join us this Thursday at 7:30pm, to hear directly from Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes. Earlier this month, Rep. Sarbanes joined House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to introduce the Government by the People Act, which would increase the power of the small contributions that ordinary citizens can afford to give, providing incentives for congressional candidates to reach out to average voters, not just dial for dollars from wealthy donors.

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March In Washington To Continue Focus On Civil Rights

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Local 1101 members joined the March on Washington, DC this past Saturday commemorating the historic civil rights march of 1963 and pledging to continue the struggle for civil rights today.

By SUZANNE GAMBOA, Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of King's famous speech and pledging that his dream includes equality for gays, Latinos, the poor and the disabled.

The event was an homage to a generation of activists that endured fire hoses, police abuse and indignities to demand equality for African Americans. But there was a strong theme of unfinished business.

"This is not the time for nostalgic commemoration," said Martin Luther King III, the oldest son of the slain civil rights leader. "Nor is this the time for self-congratulatory celebration. The task is not done. The journey is not complete. We can and we must do more."

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50th Anniversary March on Washington

Saturday, August 24, 2013
Bus departs from Local 1101 at 6am

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