RESPECT Rally Monday July 8

Power of Ten Update

Reminder: Respect Rally Monday July 8

The Save Our Schools Coalition announces ‘Rally for Respect’, a Peaceful Protest in East Ramapo to demand immediate termination of the law firm D’Agostino and Minerva, and to request state intervention.


Rally for RESPECT

Monday, July 8 at 6:45 PM

105 S. Madison Ave, Spring Valley, NY

The law firm of D’Agostino and Minerva was retained by the East Ramapo school board in 2008. Since then there have been numerous outbursts and unprofessional conduct on behalf of the lawyers, specifically Christopher Kirby and Albert D’Agostino. This latest incident took place July 2nd and was caught on film, the video can be seen here:

The public is outraged by the actions of Chris Kirby and demand the law firm be terminated for their repeated disrespect toward the public school community. Local media and elected officials agree:

  • “These actions were reprehensible and uncalled for in their entirety and demonstrate a lack of professional conduct that should never be tolerated.” – Senator David Carlucci
  • “The ERCSD Board should terminate the contract with Minerva and D’Agostino now. They set a poor example for all of the students, public and private, in the East Ramapo School District.” – Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee
  • The Journal News: East Ramapo must fire outside counsel – now

We will also be expressing our desire for state intervention in our school district. Our school board can no longer provide what is fair for the public school students and it is up to governor Cuomo to intervene.

  • “State intervention is the only answer that I can see at this point. Only time will tell what the solution will be, but it looks pretty dire if it continues this way for East Ramapo and the community.” – Antonio Luciano, parent and videographer

Let’s make this a truly massive and meaningful rally! The theme is ‘RESPECT’.  Those with a creative impulse are invited to make signs that convey that message. The word ‘RESPECT’ should be featured. Please make every effort to attend, and bring as many people as you can!!!!

You can also join the event on Facebook at:

Send an email to Governor Cuomo, Assemblyman Zebrowski, and The NY State Bar Association, asking them to join the Journal News, Senator Carlucci, and Assemblywoman Jaffee in condemning the behavior of East Ramapo Lawyers:

Justice is Coming to East Ramapo, and WE can make it happen!