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    Advocacy: Giving a voice to your schools

    Advocacy Priorities in 2016-17
    Component school districts in WSWHE BOCES, including Queensbury, have established a set of regional advocacy priorities for the 2017 legislative session. 
    Advocacy Priorities: Spreading the Word
    Following are ways in which the school community builds awareness of its priorities.
    • January – The legislative session begins in Albany, and the governor typically delivers his executive budget by the end of the month. School advocates share their priorities via email and social media as well as by letter or during in-person meetings.
    • February - March - Various pro-education groups hold public rallies or lobby days in Albany.
    • June – The legislative session ends after school budgets are set for the following year, so advocates work to ensure no new unfunded/underfunded mandates are passed.
    • Summer - Fall – Advocates visit local legislative offices to discuss their priorities for local schools.
    Queensbury students advocate for their education.

    Local Representatives 

    N.Y.S. Senator Betty Little
    45th Senate District
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    N.Y.S. Assemblyman Dan Stec
    114th Assembly District
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    U.S. Congresswoman Elise Stefanik
    21st Congressional District
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    Statewide Representatives

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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    N.Y.S. Sen. Carl L Marcellino
    Senate Education Committee Chair

    N.Y.S. Sen. John J. Flanagan
    Senate Majority Leader

    N.Y.S. Sen. John A. DeFrancisco
    Deputy Majority Leader

    N.Y.S. Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan
    Assembly Education Committee Chair

    N.Y.S. Assemblyman Carl Heastie
    Assembly Speaker