Join us in Albany on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 for a press conference and meetings with legislative leaders on this critical issue.
- In preparation for the events on June 10, please join us for a conference call on Monday, June 8 at 8 pm. Will provide background information, talking points and logistics for Wednesday. RSVP here.
- The press conference will begin at 9:30 am at Empire State Plaza in Albany, NY.
- Legislative meetings will begin at 11 am in the Legislative Office Building or the Capitol Building.
- RSVP for the June 10 events here.
This advocacy day is being organized by the Religious Action Center, Reform Jewish Voice of New York State, Strong East Ramapo and Rockland Clergy for Social Justice.
There is a bill before the New York State Legislature that would provide the much-needed oversight of the East Ramapo School district, where public school students are being deprived of educational opportunities because of the ruinous decisions of the school board members.
The East Ramapo School District in Rockland County, NY includes a large Orthodox Haredi community and a large African American and Hispanic immigrant community. The East Ramapo School Board is composed of 70% Haredi members, even though most Haredi children in this school district attend private yeshivas and most African American and Hispanic children attend the public schools. (more…)