URGENT: Stop Albany from putting students at risk

Email sent: Mar 28, 2018 2:54 pm

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Dear ACLU Supporter,

We just got word that state leaders are considering a last-minute, backroom deal to make schools less safe and thwart the separation between church and state.

We need you to speak up fast to stop it.

ACT NOW: Tell state lawmakers to protect our children and keep these proposals from becoming law.

Albany is frantically negotiating the state budget this week, and political horse-trading has given rise to a backward proposal to give New Yorkers tax credits for making donations to private religious schools. This would divert taxpayer dollars to institutions that promote religion and discriminate against students based on sexual orientation.

A second set of policies from the State Senate would increase the number of police, guns and metal detectors in schools. These flawed tactics dont make students safer, but they do teach kids to feel like criminals. They also thrust many of them particularly black and brown children into the criminal justice system for youthful misbehavior, with lifetime consequences.

Our schools need an infusion of more counselors, not cops and weapons.

We only have hours to stop these misguided proposals and make sure Albany listens to the demands of New Yorkers.

Thank you for acting quickly in defense of New Yorks students.

Donna Lieberman
Donna Lieberman
Executive Director
New York Civil Liberties Union

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