Dear BMUST Members,
I hope this email finds you and your loved ones in good health.
As you probably know, school budget votes and school board elections are quickly approaching. This year, voting will take place by absentee ballot. All qualified voters will receive a ballot in the mail, along with a postage-paid return envelope, from their school districts. The completed ballots must be received by the District Clerk’s office by 5:00 PM on June 9th, which means you should mail it back a few days before to ensure it gets there in time.
This year’s budget vote is extremely important, especially since the COVID-19 recession could be devastating for school funding. We are not only asking our members to pledge to vote YES for their local school budgets, but to encourage others to mail in their YES votes, too. Since the pandemic has disrupted our usual phone-banking campaign, BMUST and NYSUT are taking a number of steps to get out the vote to pass Bellmore-Merrick’s 2020-21 budget:
1. NYSUT has scheduled robocalls to its members.
2. BMUST is sending postcards to likely YES voters living in the district.
3. BMUST and the component Bellmore/Merrick elementary school unions have purchased full-page ads in the Bellmore/Merrick Herald Life newspapers.
In addition, NYSUT has released its school board candidate endorsements for Long Island, which is attached to this email.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and make sure you mail in your vote by June 9th!
Political Action Committee