Robert Jackson taking fight over school funding to the Senate

Robert Jackson taking fight over school funding to the Senate

Robert Jackson was the president of Community School Board 6 in Manhattan in 1993, and in that position, he sued the state over its funding for New York City schools. That suit would lead to the creation of a statewide funding formula in 2007 aimed at boosting the neediest districts.

ROBERT JACKSON: Activist, Family Man, and State Senator in Waiting

ROBERT JACKSON: Activist, Family Man, and State Senator in Waiting

“I will stand up to the governor and anyone else that’s denying our children the right for education under the law, NYS law; [and] anyone that’s going to try to hold back the moving of the rent laws that impact over a million people. I will stand up for, fighting to make sure that everyone is entitled to universal healthcare.” - Robert Jackson

Congressman Jerry Nadler Endorses Robert Jackson for State Senate

Congressman Jerry Nadler Endorses Robert Jackson for State Senate

“Robert Jackson is a tireless fighter for progressive values, and is the kind of courageous leader we need to stand up to the hate and extremism of the Trump administration,” said Congressman Jerry Nadler. “Robert has worked hard to make a real difference and he's already proven he can take on powerful interests to protect New Yorkers. He’s fought with passion, integrity and determination to fully fund our public schools, protect tenants and small businesses and to promote equality, justice and fairness – and we know he is on our side without a doubt. I’m proud to endorse Robert Jackson for State Senate today.”