Kaminsky Secures STEM Grants for Local Yeshivas, Day Schools
Senator Todd Kaminsky announced that he helped secure more than $250,000 in STEM education grants for local Five Towns yeshivas from the 2017–2018 New York State budget. The funds awarded to nearly a dozen local Jewish day schools will be used to reimburse the cost of STEM equipment, educational resources, and instructors.
“Our local yeshivas provide a first-rate education to the children of our community, preparing them to excel and tackle the world of tomorrow,” said Senator Todd Kaminsky. “I was proud to help secure this vital investment in our yeshivas and our children’s future. Importantly, the more money our yeshivas get from Albany, the less hardworking parents are called upon to shoulder the burden.”
Local Jewish day schools that were awarded STEM grant funding include the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach (HALB), the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaways (HAFTR), the Davis Renov Stahler Yeshiva High School (DRS), the Stella K. Abraham High School for Girls (SKA), Mesivta Ateres Yaakov (MAY), the Brandeis School, Rambam Mesivta, Midreshet Shalhevet, Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island (YKLI), and the Yeshiva of South Shore (YOSS).
Senator Kaminsky has been a champion for yeshivas, securing more than $300 million in state aid for non-public schools in this past year’s state budget. Kaminsky has been committed to combating the yeshiva tuition crisis, and secured $40 million in security aid for Jewish day schools and community institutions in the budget as well. Most recently, Kaminsky led the Long Island Senate Majority delegation in blasting proposed state regulations that would allow bureaucrats to interfere with yeshiva education and infringe on students’ education.
“Senator Kaminsky has been a tireless advocate for this program since day one,” said Maury Litwack, Teach NYS. “Senator Kaminsky fights for all children and this STEM funding is just the latest example of his leadership.”
NYGOP Launches Statewide “Stop The Madness” Tour
New York Republican Chairman Nick Langworthy kicked off a statewide anti-impeachment “Stop the Madness” tour in front of Rep. Max Rose’s district office on Staten Island.
Chairman Langworthy will travel across New York State to districts President Trump won in 2016 to target congressional Democrats and rally voters opposed to impeachment. He will make stops in NY-18, NY-19, NY-22, and NY-27.
“Max Rose completely flip-flopped on his position, saying impeachment was bad for the country, yet the moment he was threatened with a primary from an AOC-wannabe, he caved like a cheap suit and sold out his constituents,” said NYGOP Chairman Nick Langworthy. “We are putting Max Rose and the rest of his congressional comrades on notice that we are organized and ready to harness the support for President Trump to send them packing next November.”
“Plain and simple: Max Rose lied to his constituents,” said Conservative Party Chairman Jerry Kassar. “He got swept up in the midterm wave by selling the people of the 11th congressional district a false bill of goods, but now that they know the truth about him, he will be swept out of office in 2020 with President Trump at the top of the ticket.”
Staten Island Republican Chairman Brendan Lantry said, “In 2018 Max Rose talked about changing the way things are done in Washington. Instead of changing Washington, Washington changed Max.”
The counter-impeachment events are part of a nationwide effort. Recently, the RNC debuted a new website, StopTheMadness.gop, which operates as a one-stop clearing house to defend the president — including opportunities for people to sign up as a volunteer, details on how to show up to a counter protest, and more.