Closing Bell: Rally for After-School + Childcare Tomorrow


Above is a shot from yesterday’s City Hall rally to protest city budget cuts to after-school programs and childcare; tomorrow, the advocacy group Campaign for Children will continue to rally at Borough Hall. Campaign for Children will join Marty Markowitz to protest the mayor’s preliminary budget proposal to cut more than 47,000 children from child care and after-school programs. According to CFC, “This is the fifth straight year that the Mayor has cut child care and after-school programs. Added to year after year of cuts, the Mayor’s latest proposal will result in 90,000 fewer children having access to these programs than in 2009 – a 61% decrease.” Parents, children, teachers, and anyone interested are invited to the rally tomorrow, April 19th, 4pm at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street.

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