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NYC: Students Protest CUNY Board Chair’s Support for Amazon HQ

HeadlineDec 03, 2018

On Friday, students from the City University of New York rallied outside of the offices of CUNY board chairperson Bill Thompson to protest his support of Amazon’s new New York City headquarters.

Carlos Jesus Calzadilla: “We are demanding that CUNY Board of Trustees Chair Thompson rescind his op-ed in the Daily News endorsing this Amazon deal. We also call on Cuomo, de Blasio, Thompson and everyone involved in this scheme to invest this money instead in CUNY, where we have crumbling buildings, where we have students that cannot afford to go to college, where undocumented students are not properly protected. Do we really want a New York that only works for wealthy elites, corrupt politicians and CEOs?”

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