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September 21, 2009

Many PSC-Endorsed Candidates Win
Check the PSC political action committee’s website for a list of PSC-endorsed candidates who won their races. All but six of the PSC endorsed candidates were successfully nominated in the September 15 Democratic primary. Altogether, the PSC endorsed 49 candidates and of those endorsed candidates 30 ran in contested races. Topping the list were Bill deBlasio for Public Advocate and John Liu for Comptroller, who both head into run-off elections on Tuesday, 9/29. Don’t forget to vote!

“Several of the victorious candidates are young, energetic leaders in their communities and ran on a platform advocating progressive housing, development, education, and tax policies,” said Steve London, PSC First Vice President.  ”Overall, we think the outcome of the primary will mean a stronger and more independent City Council and one that has a large number of CUNY supporters.”

Tonight: Cornell Global Labor Institute Hosts a Major Gathering of Labor and Environmental Movements
The Cornell Global Labor Institute is hosting a major gathering on international labor and environmental activists called “Jobs, Justice, Climate: A Rally of Labor and Environmental Movements.” It’s on Monday, 9/21 from 6 to 8 pm, on the eve of the United Nations General Assembly High Level Event on Climate Change, at the New York Society for Ethical Culture. Sign up here – it’s free.

Student Organizing Training Returns
After a very positive response last year, the PSC is again sponsoring the US Student Assocation’s GrassRoots Organizing Training this semester. Led by the United States Students Association, the training on Saturday 10/3, will prepare students to fight for their interests, and for CUNY’s. The second day, Sunday, 10/18, will offer in-depth training on the facts about public funding for CUNY’s budget. Students from any CUNY campus, undergraduate or graduate, are welcome to this free training. Please let your students know! They can learn more or sign up here on the PSC website.

The PSC Office Closed Next Monday

In observance of the Yum Kippur holiday, the PSC office will be closed on Monday, 9/28. “This Week” will be published on Tuesday, 9/29.