NY1 News: (The Call Blog) Children Deliver Letters To Save Child Care, After-School Programs
The Call Blog: Children Deliver Letters To Save Child Care, After-School Programs
May 23, 2012
47,000 children stand to lose their slots in daycare and after-school programs if these cuts go through and many of our viewers are concerned. In our snap poll tonight, 40% of you said you are directly affected by these cuts, with an additional 47% saying that even though you aren’t affected, you are still concerned. We’ll see if the message gets through to City Hall – until then, we are likely to see a lot more rallies like today’s.
One day after City Council lawmakers debated proposed budget cuts to after-school and child care programs, children delivered petitions to City Hall protesting the plan. Advocates say more than 47,000 children are at risk of losing access to these taxpayer-subsidized programs, unless $170 million is restored to Mayor Bloomberg’s proposed budget.
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