SAT March 26 - Sun April 3
We have a chance to finalize the funding for the STEM Green Roof.
1.5 Million is needed to transform 6,750 sq. ft. of underutilized school roof top into a science learning hub with an area for performance. We won $500,000 last year from 2015 Participatory Budget, plus $250,000 from Manhattan Borough President Brewer, but that is not enough to build the roof! We must win this year!
Competition from the Upper East Side is FIERCE, they are also trying for a green roof, and communicating to all UES schools to mobilize their vote. Not every district, like our District 5, gets the PB vote opportunity on how to spend one million dollars in their neighborhood.
Of 14 projects on this year's Participatory ballot & only 2 are for Roosevelt Island, both for education. Voters can vote for both. Roosevelt island only gets 3 vote sites on island to vote, plus one on the 59th street tram plaza area and the UES gets 21 vote sites to vote.
Voting during Participatory Budget shows the elected officials that Roosevelt Island has a strong voice for this and all we care about.
Eligibility: Any District 5 resident (UES, MIdtown East & Roosvelt Island) 14 years or older can vote, you do not need to be a registered voter or US citizen; you only need to be a resident of District 5.
Vote on or near the Island on Saturday, March 26 from 11am-2pm (during the RIRA Easter Egg Hunt) at Manhattan Park; Tuesday, March 29 from 4-7pm at the Island F subway station; Wednesday, March 30 from 4-7pm at Tramway Plaza (Manhattan side); or Thursday, March 31 from 7:30-10:30amat PS/IS 217.
Please show up and vote and spread the word to get others to vote.