State Help Is On The Way; Sign The Petition For A Strong East Ramapo!

Power of Ten

In This Issue:

1. State Monitor Bill is Here!
2. Clergy for Social Justice Press Conference
3. Candidates for May 19 School Board Election

1) State Monitor Bill is Here

Acting on the recommendations made to the NY Board of Regents last year, Assembly members Jaffee and Zebrowski and Senator Carlucci have introduced a bill to authorize the commissioner of education to appoint a state monitor to oversee the East Ramapo central school district.

The Journal News: East Ramapo oversight bill gives monitor veto power

The Journal News Editorial: Guidance for East Ramapo, then aid

There are several more steps before this bill becomes law. Fortunately, the East Ramapo Alumni group StrongER is already working hard with over 1000 signatures on a petition supporting the bill.

Please sign the petition at

2) Clergy for Social Justice Press Conference

This group is calling for children in East Ramapo to receive an education which is equal to any of the other seven districts in Rockland.

The Jewish Daily Forward: Non-Orthodox Jews Find Voice as Sharp Battle Lines Drawn in New York Suburb

The following videos are courtesy of Antonio Luciano of East Ramapo Underground. I strongly recommend viewing all of these videos. They represent an unfaltering commitment to education as a moral imperative.

Reverend Weldon McWilliams IV opening Press Conference

Pastor Joel Michel of the French Speaking Baptist Church

Rabbi Paula Mack Drill of the Orangetown Jewish Center

Azeem Farooki, Trustee of the Islamic Center Rockland htt p://

Rabbi Ari Hart Uri L’Tzwdek, Orthodox for Social Justice

Reverend Weldon McWilliams IV makes a closing statement and introduces all the clergy

3) Candidates for May 19 School Board Election

Three alumni of East Ramapo have joined together in a campaign to serve as trustees of the East Ramapo school board. They will need your support to achieve this goal.  You can start by liking them on FaceBook!