C4C Statement on Executive Budget
For Immediate Release: April 26, 2016
Contact: Morgan Rubin, Morgan.Rubin@berlinrosen.com, 646-517-1813
Campaign for Children Statement on the Executive Budget
New York, NY – Following the release of the Mayor de Blasio’s Executive Budget, the Campaign for Children, a coalition of 150 early childhood education and after-school advocacy and provider organizations, released the following statement:
“We applaud the Mayor for increasing funding for Beacon community centers, which provide crucial after-school and summer programs for children and youth in low-income communities. However, we are deeply disappointed that the Executive Budget does not support essential services for our City’s children — including cuts to summer programs for 31,000 middle school students and a lack of fair pay for early childhood educators in community-based programs. We urge the Mayor and the City Council to restore funding for summer camp immediately, before it’s too late to implement safe, high-quality programs, and ensure that the final budget includes salary parity for all early educators.”
ABOUT CAMPAIGN FOR CHILDREN:
The Campaign for Children is a coalition of 150 early childhood education and after-school advocacy and provider organizations, including Citizens’ Committee for Children, The Children’s Aid Society, United Neighborhood Houses NY, Good Shepherd Services, Neighborhood Family Services Coalition, the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Children’s Defense Fund-NY, Day Care Council of New York, UJA-Federation of New York, and YMCA of Greater New York. The Campaign’s successful advocacy saved child care and after-school programs for more than 47,000 children by securing more than $120 million of one-year City Council discretionary funds for the past two years, which then were successfully baselined.