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Posted on 2/18/2010
New York Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and UFT President Michael Mulgrew are set to hold several informational rallies throughout the city Thursday to protest the MTA's plan to eliminate free student MetroCards.
Public Advocate de Blasio's flyers asks commuters to call Governor David A. Paterson and other legislative leaders to place pressure on the MTA to find alternative ways to save money.
"My daughter rides the subway everyday and school day to Manhattan, all her friends do, it's part of life in the city," de Blasio told PIX News, "A lot of people have to realize for low income kids it means it can have a huge impact on their lives, their family budgets, but also on attendance. We need to get kids to school."