2018 Letter Writing Campaign to Reinstate Regents Exams

The NY Board of Regents and Commissioner Elia are requesting $950,000 for the reinstatement of the world language Regents exams in the 2018-19 New York State budget.  Governor Cuomo and the Legislators are now negotiating which items will be included and funded in the final budget.

As a world language teacher, we are urging you to show support of the New York State Education Department’s proposal for these assessments.  Please contact the following politicians and the Senators and Assembly Members in your region.  Call and write to their Albany and district offices. You may use this template letter or write your own.  Also, ask teachers of other disciplines to call and write.  Time is of the essence!


Call and email Governor Andrew Cuomo

518-474-1041 (press 1)

Email: gov.cuomo@chamber.state.ny.us


Call and email Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie

Albany: 518-455-3791; District Office: 718-654-6539;

Email: Speaker@nyassembly.gov


Call and email State Senate IDC Leader Jeff Klein

Albany: (518) 455-3595; District Office: (718) 822-2049;

Email: Jdklein@nysenate.gov


Call and email GOP State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan

Albany: (518) 455-2071; District Office: (631) 361-2154;

Email: Flanagan@nysenate.gov


Call and email your state Senator and Assemblymember

This lookup tool gives you contact info. Call each of them in the Albany and District offices.


Thank you for any support you can bring to this critical issue.