Robert Jackson for State Senate

"From my first elected position as School Board President where I launched the CFE lawsuit, walked 150 miles to Albany to highlight the cause and won a court judgment that awarded $16 billion for NYC public schools to my 12 years on the City Council where I sponsored the Small Business Survival Act, to recent fights for tenants and against the IDC, I have taken on the tough fights for New Yorkers … and never backed down.

This race will help determine whether we as Democrats are going to give in the IDC and Republicans or are we going to fight back. I'm ready to fight back, and I'm counting on your help right now."

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    Parents Blame State Sen. Alcantara for 'Crumbs' Given To Uptown Schools

    by  Carolina Pichardo  | 8, 2017 WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Following the age-old tradition of grassroots school fundraisers, more than a dozen Uptown parents this week set up a “symbolic” bake sale and lemonade stand to raise the $55 million they said is owed to local schools in state funding. District 6 families displayed crumb cake to represent the “crumbs” being funneled down to the area's schools, and they specifically criticized State Senator Marisol Alcantara for not doing more to help. Parents — from schools like Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School (WHEELS), J.H. 52, P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte — organized the event Tuesday in front of the Castle Bridge School with the support of Alliance for Quality Education (AQE), a nonprofit that has been fighting more than a decade for the state to make good on a court settlement to fully fund public schools.
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    DAILY KOS Endorses Jackson

    By David Nir Tuesday May 02, 2017 Even though Republicans now control only a minority of seats in New York’s state Senate, they’ve long ruled the chamber and for ages, they’ve stymied countless progressive priorities, including a recent bill that would protect immigrants by turning New York into a “sanctuary state.” But how is this possible in such a blue state? Well, ever since 2011, the GOP has been propped up by an eight-member band of renegade Democrats called the Independent Democratic Conference, which has, in exchange for plum committee chairmanships, blithely handed power to Republicans and screwed over actual Democrats. Finally, we say: No more. Anger at the IDC has been white-hot since Election Day, when newly engaged New Yorkers began looking for ways to oppose Donald Trump and found a bunch of Democrats willingly aiding and abetting the GOP right in their own backyard—as the Daily News helpfully summarized in the spread you see at the top of this post. These grassroots activists have been showing up in force at town halls to protest the IDC’s shameless thirst for power at any price and pointedly demand that these wayward Democrats return to the fold.
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