FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 4, 2014

Silver and NYC Mayor deBlasio Call for Early Childhood
Education Funding at Universal Pre-K Rally in Albany
Silver, Education Chair Nolan and Assembly Majority Members Have Supported State Funds for Universal Pre-K for 17 Years
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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (at podium) and Education Committee Chair Catherine Nolan today joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (far right) at a universal pre-K rally in Albany. Silver highlighted the Assembly's shared goal with Mayor de Blasio to ensure every child has a solid start on the road to academic achievement. In addition, Silver pledged to continue the fight the Assembly began in 1997 for full-time pre-K statewide. Other Assembly members also participating in the event were Jeffrion Aubry, Karim Camara, Marcos Crespo and Luis Sepulveda.