Dear AFTNJ members:
For the past two years, William Paterson University (WP), a majority minority-serving university, has faced a financial crisis that resulted in two rounds of employee layoffs, department and program restructuring, and program eliminations. Additional economic support from state or federal funds is desperately needed to help stabilize our university, maintain quality faculty and staff, and protect academic integrity. Without this support, WP students will confront increases in tuition that they and their families cannot sustain.
With time running out on finalizing New Jersey’s fiscal year 2024 budget, we must act now. By clicking here and entering your name and address, then tapping the start writing button, you will automatically be ready to connect with the representatives in your district. From there, you can customize a letter requesting funding for WP (or you can send the letter as it is worded).
Please take a minute to send a message informing your state representatives about the important role William Paterson plays in the Wayne and Paterson communities and its importance to our state’s higher education system.
AFT Local 1796 and the WP community appreciate your support.