A Direct Appeal from Barbara Humphrey - Elections are One Week Away and We Need YOUR Help!

Election day is barely one week away. It has been an exciting six months since we announced our campaigns for mayor, 4th district common council and school board.  We have been working hard to deliver our message to Syracuse that the Green Party will speak up for Syracuse and Syracuse schools.  As the candidate for Board of Education, I am speaking up for fully funded schools and the rights of students, families, professional educators and support staff, and neighborhoods to take back our schools as centers of community life and quality public education.

While the state refuses to give Syracuse equity school aid, Governor Cuomo calls for "death penalties" for low performing public schools and NYS Education Commission John King requests permission to take over failing school districts using students' high stakes test scores based on Common Core Standards.  As a Green, I have the independence to speak up for our fair share of state aid and speak up against federal No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top mandates--implementation of unproven curricula, high stakes testing against that curricula, and using test scores to punish teachers, close schools, fail districts and lead the way to privatization of public education.   


We cannot let our public schools be privatized and our district taken over by an outside control board appointed by the Board of Regents.Our children deserve more.  Our families deserve more.  Our teachers deserve more.  Our communities deserve more.  We deserve more.

Please join me and fellow Green candidates Kevin Bott for Mayor and Howie Hawkins for 4th District Council bring the Green Team to victory on November 5.   Here are all the ways you can help:

  • come to our Halloween Party on Sunday, October 27 at 6 at ArtRage
  • volunteer to bring our message to the doors and telephones of City residents
  • donate whatever you can so we can get our message to the voters
  • come to our Green Rally on Sunday, November 3 at 5:30 at Beer Belly Deli
  • volunteer on Election Day, Tuesday, November 5 to make sure our supporters vote

Fill out our volunteer form or contact Frank Cetera at [email protected] or (315) 308-1372.   Please sign up here to volunteer for Election Day

Thank you,


Barbara Humphrey for School Board

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