Friday, February 25, 2011

Sex & the CFE

Television and movie star, Cynthia Nixon, best known for her role as Miranda on the HBO show, "Sex and the City," can add a new title to her imdb page: Star of a commercial on the New York State budget.
Nixon, a public school parent in New York City and a graduate of New York City public schools, has spent nine years as a spokeswoman for the Alliance for Quality Education, and now she's trying to go viral.
The video protests what they say are $1.5 billion in cuts to schools being proposed simultaneously with a $4.5 billion tax cut for high income New Yorkers.
“The video contest provides an opportunity for students, parents and teachers to let Governor Cuomo know the educational consequences of his dramatic school cuts,” said Billy Easton, Executive Director, AQE. “Yesterday’s Quinnipiac poll shows that 76% of New Yorkers oppose these cuts, meanwhile several polls show that two-thirds to three quarters of New Yorkers don’t want to see the Governor cut taxes for the wealthy.” 

The video contest offers prizes of iPads for students or $1000 donations to classrooms our youth organizations to the winners. Contest submissions are due March 8, finalists will be posted on the AQE web site and winners announced in mid-March. Details on how to enter the contest are included the Priorities video and on the AQE web site. 

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