PS #5 PTA School Funding Advocacy Action!

Jersey City is not properly funding its public schools.

Our public schools are $100+ million underfunded and it's about to grow much worse. The time to act is NOW.

Jersey City will lose $27 million in state education aid in 2019/20 alone.

The proposed budget includes 700+ staffing cuts, including hundreds of teachers.

A community's priorities are reflected in how public dollars are spent.

Tell our elected officials: we value our kids & want to fund their education.

Letter to Elected City Representatives (City Council & Mayor)

The PTA Advocacy Team at Dr. Michael Conti PS #5 School created this letter that we can share with city officials (the mayor and city council). I am sharing on CivicParent to help spread the word & the advocacy

You can use the automated email below, which will send the note (which you are free to customize) to Mayor Fulop, all the council representatives, and the respective Council aides. If you don't want to send to all of those individuals at once, simply copy/paste the note below into your email and send to a subset of representatives (eg. if you want to only send to the mayor and your ward representative). If you don't know your ward - use the map below to find out!

All the city officials' contact information is provided below for your reference.

Advocate in the manner you feel most comfortable.

Mayor Fulop and Council Representatives: Help Fund Our Schools!

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Not sure which City Ward applies to your home and/or school?

No problem, we've got you covered! Find your home or your school on this ward map of Jersey City

City Representatives:

Mayor Steven Fulop

(201) 547-4288

Council President - Rolando R. Lavarro, Jr.

(201) 547-5268

Aide: Talita Elizeu

(201) 547-5458

Councilwoman at Large - Joyce E. Watterman

(201) 547-5134/5108

Aide: Kia Deadwyler

(201) 547-5108

Councilman at Large - Daniel Rivera

(201) 547-5319

Aide: Kevin Duron

(201) 547-5363

Ward A Councilwoman - Denise Ridley

(201) 547-5098/5060

Aide: Barbara Stamato

(201) 547-5060

Neighborhood: Greenville

Ward B Councilwoman - Mira Prinz-Arey

(201) 547-5092/5101

Aide: Lekendrick Shaw

(201) 547 5101

Neighborhood: West Side

Ward C Councilman - Richard Boggiano

(201) 547-5159/5172

Aide: Angelica Sanchez

(201) 547-5172

Neighborhood: Journal Square

Ward D Councilman - Michael Yun

(201) 547-6817

Aide: Vernon Richardson

(201) 547-6817

Neighborhood: Heights

Ward E Councilman - James Solomon

(201) 547-5315

Aide: Laura Bustamante

(201) 547- 5283

Neighborhood: Downtown

Ward F Councilman - Jermaine D. Robinson

(201) 547-5338/5361

Aide: Asheenia Johnson

(201) 547-5361

Neighborhood: Bergen-Lafayette

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