OU & UJA Launch Campaign for Passage of Edu Tax Credit Bill

May 27, 2015

The Jewish Voice

OU Advocacy-Teach NYS, the nonpartisan public policy arm of the Orthodox Union, together with the UJA-Federation of New York, is launching a 30-day campaign to push – over the next six weeks – for New York State legislators to pass the Education Tax Credit bill. Governor Andrew Cuomo reintroduced this legislation last week as the Parental Choice in Education Act.

The campaign will include lobbying efforts in Albany, community advocacy, and social media outreach. Over the course of the next 30 days, representatives of both OU Advocacy-Teach NYS and UJA-Federation will be in Albany every day, meeting with Assembly Members and State Senators to discuss the important impact the bill will have on New York’s Jewish day schools and yeshivas.

The two organizations are also urging Jewish day school and yeshiva parents and lay leaders to get involved and make their voices heard to state legislators. Individuals can contact Governor Cuomo, their Assembly Member and their State Senator through an action alert and urge them to pass the Education Tax Credit bill. In addition, the organizations are hosting visits by state legislators to Jewish day schools and yeshivas in their districts, where they will meet with parents and school leaders to talk about the importance of Jewish education, tuition affordability, and the passage of the legislation. A social media campaign will reinforce these efforts and encourage people to share information about the Education Tax Credit bill to their networks.

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