Committee on Legislation

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The Committee on Legislation, is a standing committee of the Executive Council, responsible for organizing members to participate in the union's legislative and political action campaigns.  The committee meets monthly during the academic year; meetings re open to all members and posted on the PSC calendar on-line.  The committee organizes opportunities for members to address elected officials about their jobs, pay and working conditions and the adequacy of CUNY's  budget, current legislative initiatives including raising adjunct pat to $7k per course and student financial. 

To join the committee's work or sign up for email updates, contact Tiffany Brown (


Michael Fabricant, PSC Legislative Chair

PSC Political Action Coordinators 

Bronx Carlos Sierra
Brooklyn Open
Manhattan Open
Queens Nancy Silverman
Staten Island Justyna Jagielnicka

PSC/CUNY COPE Coordinator:  Michael Batson

Members:  Anthony Andrews, Judith Barbanel, Michael Batson, Barbara Bowen, Shakia Brown, Nancy Cardwell, Robert Cermele, Berkis Cruz-Eusebio, Kyle Cuordileone, Iris Delutro, Arthurine Desola, Luke Elliot-Negri, Cory Evans, Michael Fabricant, Harold Forsythe, Justyna Jagielnicka, Geoffrey Kurtz, Stephen Leberstein, Steven London, Cecelia McCall, Eileen Moran, Marcia Newfield, Gina Nurse, Susan Omalley, Sharon Persinger, Anselma Rodriguez, George Sanchez, Kenneth Sherrill, Carlos Sierra, Nancy Silverman, Alex Vitale, Clara Wajngurt, Paul Washington, Vera Weekes

Committee Structure

A standing committee of the Executive Council, the chair and core members of the Committee are appointed by the Executive Council and approved by the Delegate Assembly. Monthly meetings are open to all PSC members and are encourage to help keep their colleagues informed about the union’s political action work. Details.


PSC Candidate Endorsement Process 

Candidates for political office are required to submit a questionnaire and be interviewed by the Legislation Committee and all interested members are invited to attend.  The Committee meets and votes to recommend candidates to the Executive Council, which votes to affirm the recommendation to NYSUT (for candidates for state office) ant the AFT (for candidates for federal office.)  In City elections, PSC Executive Council’s vote is final.  Candidates interested in seeking the PSC’s endorsement should contact Kate Pfordresher  (