Petition for New York State Maintenance of Effort Funding at SUNY and CUNY


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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo,

We, the students of the State of New York and all those concerned with the future of public education in this state, strongly urge you to sign the Maintenance of Effort provision that was passed by both the Assembly and Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support. Students are not bottomless ATM’s that can be exploited for more cash when the state runs low and fails to live up to its obligation to support public education again and again. Nevertheless, time and time again, despite the support of public university, faculty, and student leaders including the CUNY University Student Senate (USS), New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), Professional Staff Congress/CUNY (PSC), SUNY Student Assembly (SUNYSA), and United University Professionals (UUP), you vetoed the MOE bill in 2015. We are a public institution. Students have and continue to pay more than their fair share and the State of New York must now make up for six years of underfunding mandatory costs at CUNY and SUNY.

The City University of New York and The State University of New York are systems that were founded with the mission of providing a quality and accessible education for everyone. That includes people living in poverty, immigrants, those with disabilities, working class people, the young, the old, and other members of historically marginalized communities. It is time for the state to fulfill its obligation and support our public higher education systems and the future of the students they enroll. Without adequate public funding for unavoidable mandatory costs, CUNY and SUNY cannot improve full-time faculty-to-student ratios, provide adequate counseling and mentorship services, or fund support services critical for students’ success. We ask you, our Governor, to sign the Maintenance of Effort provision so as to increase financial support to SUNY and CUNY and preserve the quality of public higher education in the State of New York. Please shift the balance of the financial burden of public higher education off the shoulders of students and families back to where it belongs.

SIGNATURES UPDATED 07/16/2017:

-The State University of New York-
SUNY Adirondack:
Richard Caldicott
Monica Saylord
Alyssa Carknard
Cody Arp
David
Dante Gallucci
jacquan hugh thompson
Daniel
Jac’Quan H. Thompson

University at Albany:
Marc J. Cohen
Rey Muniz III
H Smith
Nicole Pereira
Ashley Cummins
Amanda Demma
Mike Braun
Raymond Strawn III
Alex George
Bradley Hershenson
Brian Kenny
Kaeli Groenert
Max Hsu
Destiny Bender
Ashly chery
Akilah Doldron
jerlisa fontaine
Kimberly Roblero
Dylan Card
Marina sawiris
Osasenaga Aguaze
Nakiha pruitt
Micaelyn Ketchen
Jasmine B

Alfred State:
Katherine Holmok
Grant Tinker
Brianna Swartz
Kemar Kidd

University at Binghamton :
Morgan Wood
Henry Mehmet Gulergun
Matteo Capasso
William
Adam Wilkes
Aaron Crowell
Bryana Snyder
Anya Pomales-Vazquez
Rebecca Brignolo

The College at Brockport:
Emily Marge
Joshua Mathews
Joshua Gagner
Chitsatt Myothant

SUNY Broome:
Orion Barber
Marisa Cicak
Marie Dann

University at Buffalo:
James Yang
Riley P. Oates
Joanna Papasmiris
Tanja Aho
Ladan Golshanara
Jordan Peterkin
Dominique Bertrand
Elif Egr
Tanvi Jain
Leatrice Bennett
Rimjhim Kashyap
Ana Grujic
Natalie Fleming
Leslie Nickerson
Yoonha Shin
Jacob Brown
Nicole Lowman
Joseph Hall
Kristen Doty
Misol Kwon
Ashley Marie Parker
Colleen Lauer
Tierney McMahon
Tatiana Shaurova
Alexia Buono
Allyson Withey
Viswanath Pasumarthi
sushree tripathy
Anastasia Stepanova
Gregory Egerton
Allison Cardon
Joshua Flaccavento
James Gawley
Anne Marie Butler
Hilary Vandenbark
Mope Ogunbowale
Nicole Jones
Melanie Benham
Xander Percy
Chris Bomba
Kate Shands Haq
Emma Valvo
Alec Brownie
Eric VanLieshout
George Life
James Ponzo
Sarah Tonkin
Alyssa Biniewski
Ashley Cercone
Bethany Greenaway
Courtney Doxbeck
Declan Gould
Hope fromm
Peter Clavin
Rebecca Etkin
Daniel
Richard N. Wade II
Kenah Riccardi
Laurie Sandretto

Buffalo State College:
Stephen Murphy
Monique
Bianca Moise
Olivia Harbol
Jill Meyer
Faith Balento
Megan Bennett

SUNY Canton:
R. Nikki Zeitzmann
Jamie Lynn Gonzalez
Brittany Ruff

 

SUNY Cobleskill:
Shannon M. Perrone
Roy Garrett
Jasmine Harley

Columbia Greene Community College:
Ashley Vohrer

 

Corning Community College:
Hannah S. Mase
Damion Westlake
Jenna Moore
Bobby Jo Gillette
Leena

SUNY Cortland:
Nathan Butler
Alexandra Cicero
Ashley Cico
Taylor O’Halloran
Victoria Quackenbush
Gloria Hulede

 

SUNY Empire State College:
Lori Mould

College of Environmental Science and Forestry:
Ben Taylor
Edward Kroll
Richard Monaco
Ryan A. Scheel
Alden Morris
Gillian Sloan
Bailey Whiffen
Jeffery Guerard
Laura Pickering
Alyssamarie kess
Vera Angelina
Cecilia Poon
Alina Castelluzzo
Sophie Renker

Farmingdale State College:
Mario Mejia
Cal Jimenez

Fashion Institute of Technology:
Sonne Bajwa
Mary Draffin

Finger Lakes Community College:
Mitchel Burnell

SUNY Fredonia:
ShyAnne Wood
Katelynn Rought

Fulton–Montgomery Community College:
Imran Suhail
Jeremy Sosa

Genesee Community College:
Joseph Falkowski
Marissa Carbonell

SUNY Geneseo:
Joanna Sydow

Herkimer College:
Juan Baez

 

Nassau Community College:
Dylan Deslippe
David Paiz-Torres

SUNY New Paltz:
Allison Weiner
Dan Holohan
Julia Farawell

Niagara County Community College:
Ryan Spires

SUNY Old Westbury:
Jeanette Adelson
Kent Augustine
Nyle Rose
Ranya Sergany
Fahad Abbas

SUNY Oneonta:
Conner A. Wolfe
Caitlin Ogden
Darren Pikul
Lisa Hornick
Alison Putman
Arianna Greene

Onondaga Community College:
Sam Stetson

SUNY Orange:
Samantha Penso

SUNY Oswego:
Jordan Harcleroad
Connor Douglass
Sandra Wong
Shelby Gallaro
Sierra Stevens
Robert Davies
Dalton Bisson
Abhishek Rauniyar
Kasey Fuller
Ryan Aponte
Shakhar Dasgupta

SUNY Plattsburgh:
Smit Pujara
Jaykob Neddo
Vrinda Kumar
Safa Shaikh
Michael Gates
Janelle Burgos
Nusrat Aparna
Luciene Ribeiro
Amaris Diaz
Turan Yagublu
Tonomenjanahary Scael Andriamahefa
stefany Juarez
Sakeeb Abdullah Azad Akter
Amber Cruz
Devangi Patodiya
Reem Arrad
Ameshai Dore
Cedric Baggett
Kapish
Arnold Barretto
Serafino Bueti
Angel Martinez
Darienne Judware
Kira Paulemon
Valerie Ferguson
Destiny Ciliberti
Maggie Graf
Sarahana Shrestha
Kerriann Gleeson
Amanogho Ugbodaga
Ella Levasalmi
Oscar Cedeno
Jeruslem Shiferaw
Danial Khoshkehpazi
Jayvann Cox
Nicholas Cooper
Deki Namgyal
Victoria Dowers
Saejuti Kanungo
Megan Rea
Ebun Smith
Jose Rivas
Gabrielle Bonnick
Peter Carrion
Antonellie Delacruz
Kristin Berkey
Corey Lavine
Kotomi Terakawa
Ralph Cordeau
Pooja Gnanavel
Ayesha Shuja
Fanta swaray
Maria Flores
Travis Peterson
Moeka Sasazawa
Elena Calvo
Kerry Bonesteel
Arwa Abuwala
Cheyene Richards
Christine Nghe
Cierra Armstrong
Jayant Arora
Jonathan Disla
Alvyn Velazquez
Faig Alizada
Juliana Flint
Shaina Tam
Armani Ortiz boatright
Cara O’Brien
Carla Pimentel
Tran Nguyen
DeJanique George
Marie Menhart
Fatou Diagne
Huseyin Pekdemir
Jane Hall
Saad Haji
Dominique
Long Nguyen
Brooke Layhee
Sarah Randall
Heather Jenkins
Emmanuel Smart-Abbey
Sujin An
Eric Acevedo
Erika Martin
Nick Bennie
Alivia Sapone
Samantha
Devon Anzini
Avalene M Johnson
Madison Myers
Hillary Hanson
Tabatha Stedge
Shanice McBean
Molly Mills
Monica carrasco
Bradrick Rush
Azure Arnoy
Itzel Garcia
Ellen Miller
Ho Khac Huy Le
Cody Clark
Sabin Tandukar
Milka Eshetu
Siobhan Forbes
Adham Sabra
Asiya kanji
Isabella Funk
Shrirang Patel
Jeremy Fithian
Alicia Bedard
Jessica Suphan
Morayooluwa Okesola
Kathleen McKosky
Anna Baxley
Tyler Monacchio
Tyler Warner
William Draffin
Beza Tuga
William Ang
Steffaney Wilcox

SUNY Potsdam:
Courtney Aldrich

Purchase College:
Lauren Underhill
Devin Douglas
Demetrius McCray
Stephen DiFiore

Rockland County Community College:
Mahira Kauser
Mondi Mulya
Philip Leger
Edison
Fatima Farooq
Kyle Dunnigan
Shennel Grizzle
Emmanuel Gaston

Schenectady Community College:
Matthew L. Helms

Stony Brook University:
Aliza Batrez
Christopher Norh
Michael Hilt
Heath Canfield
Samantha Riccardi
Edgar Hu
Jackson Kazdan
Christian castellanos
Frederick Koo
Ambreen Jamil
Elmer Flores

Suffolk County Community College:
Jerome Bost
Anika

SUNY Polytechnic Institute :
Philip James
Jake Webster
Alexander Turner
Samantha Stewart

Westchester Community College:
Ryan Dwyer

-The City University of New York-
Baruch College:
Ariful Arif

The City College:
Stacy St. Hilaire
Frantzy Luzincourt

 

Hunter College:
Michelle Feng
Sarah Russo
Maria Bailon

John Jay College of Criminal Justice:
Donavan Borington

Macaulay Honors College:
Anthony Viola
Kristian Mosquito

Manhattan Community College:
Wilson Velez
Alexis ramos
Rajash thompson
Jack Harrop

 

Bronx Community College:
Wali Ullah
Eno Darkwa
Clertide Dorleans
Hussein Abdul
Santana Alvarado

 

Brooklyn College:
Narline Borno
Milan Mathew
Ashley Rivera

New York City College of Technology:
Ernst Saint Fort
Jame Fernand

Medgar Evers College:

College of Staten Island:
Xavier Maisonet

Queens College:
Julia Antignani
Smitha Varghese
Levi Castle
Katherine
Donna Chen

 

Other:
Bridget Doyle
Nicholas Marricco
Kayla Popuchet
Erika Lopez
Alyssa Famolari
Vincent Toner
Melanie Iovino
Chistian Johnson
Ashley Daniul
Stephanie Peguillan
Whítnéy Medina Avila
Joshua Altemoos
Steven Goldberg
Sulabh Gupta
Jessica Kane
Amy Boglarski
Robert davies jr
Jasmine Beloy
Edwin Pomales
Bianca Beronio
Emma Holly
Lars Benson
Omoyeme Tokulah
Abhishek Kulkarni
Aimee Rachel
Richard Nolan
Omawattie singh
Sam Land
Helen Tang
Diann Jenkins
John W. Percy
Leah Farwell

ENDORSED BY:
Student Association at SUNY Plattsburgh
(To submit an organizational endorsement of this petition, email communications@sunysa.org)

SPONSORED BY:
Student Assembly of The State University of New York (SUNYSA)
New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG)