The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, New York 12224
Dear Governor Cuomo:
At the request of numerous Bronx teachers and parents, I am writing to you to see if there is any way for you to override the directive of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s requirement that NYC public school teachers work on Passover, Thursday, April 9 and Good Friday, April 10.
With the limited access to houses of worship during, especially during this time of national stress and grief, it would be a tremendous blessing to grant the opportunity for our public school teachers and families these two days off so they can observe these religious holidays in their own homes.
Thank you for your attention to this urgent request.
Councilman Reverend Ruben Diaz