**MEDIA ADVISORY FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015**
Contact: Families for Excellent Schools –
Khan Shoieb, [email protected] (646) 650-5503
TOMORROW: SENATOR DIAZ SR. AND REV. DR. JOHNNIE GREEN TO LEAD NEARLY 100 MEMBERS OF NEW YORK’S BLACK AND HISPANIC CLERGY URGING STATE TO PASS BOLD CHANGES TO END FAILING SCHOOLS CRISIS
New York, NY – State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. and Rev. Dr. Johnnie Green will lead nearly 100 prominent members of New York’s Black and Hispanic clergy from New York Hispanic Clergy Association and Mobilizing Preachers and Communities to gather on the steps of City Hall Thursday, urging elected officials in Albany for bold action fixing a statewide crisis that fails close to 800,000 students every year.
New York Hispanic Clergy Association and Mobilizing Preachers and Communities represent nearly 650 black and Hispanic churches across New York. Members of clergy will declare a crisis in education in New York, as 143,000 students–mostly black and Hispanic children–are trapped in schools where nine in ten students can’t read or do math at grade level.
Senator Ruben Diaz Sr.
Rev. Dr. Johnnie Green
100 Members of New York State Clergy
New York Hispanic Clergy Association
Mobilizing Preachers and Communities
WHAT: Press conference calling on state leaders to take bold action on education
WHERE: New York City Hall Steps
WHEN: 12:00 PM, Thursday, March 19, 2015
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