Updates

We endorse Brad Lander for NYC Comptroller!

NYC Kids Pac is proud to endorse Brad Lander for NYC Comptroller, a true progressive leader in the struggle for improved and more equitable public schools. You can check out the surveys we received from Brad and other candidates for Comptroller , and the oped he co-authored with our Kids PAC President, Naila Rosario, and […]

Kids PAC endorsements for Manhattan, Brooklyn Borough President and two more City Council races

March 10, 2021 Today, NYC Kids PAC, the only NYC PAC focused on public schools, announced our endorsements and ranked choices for the Manhattan and Brooklyn Borough President races, as well as in two additional City Council races. We endorsed Brad Hoylman for Manhattan BP, with the second ranked choice of Kim Watkins, because of […]

Announcing our endorsements in 24 key City Council races (updated 3/10/21)

Updated 3/10/21 by adding endorsement and ranked choice in D25 Queens and another ranked choice in D5 in Manhattan 2/22/21 Today, NYC Kids PAC announced our endorsements of City Council candidates in 24 key races in all five boroughs.  In a few cases, when there was more than one terrific candidate, we also listed second […]

Our education briefing for City Council candidates

On Dec. 9, 2020, along with Class Size Matters, we held an online briefing for City Council candidates and campaign staff.  Many thanks to the 85 or so people who participated.  The presentation which covered a range of issues from the education budget, class size and school overcrowding, to charter schools, testing and Mayoral control, […]

Letter to the Board of Regents & results of our Parent Conference on the Reopening of NYC Schools

Below is a letter sent July 2 from Class Size Matters and NYC Kids PAC to NY State  Chancellor Betty Rosa, the Board of Regents and the NY State Education Commissioner, with copies to Chancellor Carranza and other education decision makers, highlighting some of the most important concerns and ideas offered by parents, teachers and […]

NYC Kids PAC and Class Size Matters Statement on Police Violence Against Black Americans

NYC Kids PAC and Class Size Matters stand in solidarity with protesters in New York City and around the country to demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed, Tony McDade, Eric Garner and all other Black victims who have tragically died at the hands of the police. We know the role […]

2020 Endorsements for Congress and NY Legislature

May 18, 2020 With Donald Trump as President and Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education, and a fierce economic recession upon us, our public schools are threatened with huge budget cuts and privatization like never before.  We need strong representation in Washington DC  to protect and strengthen our public schools and after careful consideration, we […]

2020 Congressional and Legislative candidate surveys

NYC Kids PAC surveys for Democratic primary on June 23, 2020 Our endorsed candidates are in red   Candidates for Congress   5 Shaniyat Chowdhury 5 Gregory Meeks (did not respond) 7 Nydia Velazquez 7 Iro Omere (did not respond) 9 Yvette Clarke 9 Adem Bunkeddeko 9 Lutchi Gayot 9 Isiah James 9 Joel Anabilah-Azumah […]

NYC Kids PAC Legislative Agenda for 2020

A formatted pdf of our Legislative Agenda that you can download and forward to your legislators is here.  It is also described below. Funding and class size The state should fully fund foundation aid over two years, with an additional $2 billion statewide in year one and $1.8 billion in year two. Of that amount, […]

Contact the Speaker & the Council about the need to lower class size!

NYC Kids PAC along with Class Size Matters and other parent groups are urging the City Council to allocate $100 million towards class size reduction in next year’s education budget. Please call the Speaker’s office  with this message: “As a parent [or teacher, or concerned citizen], I urge the Speaker to  fight for $100 million […]