Jeff Friedman, Long Island's Regional Political Organizer for NYSUT, sent the following message to Suffolk RSD Peter Verdon and me this morning:
Matt and Peter,
I am writing to ask you to relay a message to all the local presidents, PAC, and all members for their herculean efforts these past few weeks. As the new LI political organizer for NYSUT, I am humbled seeing how motivated and organized much of the Long Island is. We collected 10,000 post cards in a three week time span, made dozens of lobby visits, organized forums and made thousands of phone calls. And members still want to do more! I thank them for their activism and dedication. I am honored to work for such a great organization with some many amazing people.