I made the pledge

To combat political and economic inequality.

Thea MacFawn is a member of the North Colonie Teachers Association and founder of the Capital Region Institute for Human Rights. The millions of jobs lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a serious blow to the economy. And that has further worsened New York State’s budget woes, threatening the critical education funding Thea and her colleagues depend on to help their students succeed. 

That’s why she’s urging all New Yorkers to do their part to ensure an accurate 2020 Census count, so that essential services such as public education and health care are funded in full. Our children’s futures and the health of our loved ones, she says, depend on it.