Students and NYPIRG Petition Governor Cuomo for CUNY and SUNY Funding

BROOKLYN COLLEGE — Thousands of students across CUNY and SUNY have signed their names on a NYPIRG petition demanding Gov. Cuomo pass the Maintenance of Effort (MOE) bill that would increase CUNY and SUNY funding each year to cover inflationary increases to operating costs.

“We shouldn’t be paying for costs that the state should be providing money for,” said Ana Mateo, project leader for the Higher Education Campaign for Brooklyn College NYPIRG. “We are trying to urge him. We need this money. Education is super important and it’s getting harder to get every year.”