Dear friends, As you know, next Tuesday is Election Day! Here in New York, there are a number of very close races that will influence our ability to raise the wage, pass the Dream Act, fund our public schools, protect farmworkers' rights, and so much more in New York State in the coming years!
The annual statewide 40-Hour Fast begins Tuesday at 8 pm and lasts until 12 pm on Thursday March 20th.
This year, the Fast will highlight the immorality of a state budget that favors the wealthy while leaving the rest struggling to meet basic needs. Across New York State, communities are taking action to win a moral budget that prioritizes human need over the narrow interests of the wealthy.
As state lawmakers engage in budget negotiations, the coming week is a critical time to make your voice heard. Their ultimate decisions impact millions of lives, from the quality of education children will receive, to the jobs available in our regions, to the safety net programs that our communities rely on. This is the week to make a difference!
Yesterday, over 70 people from around New York State gathered at the Capitol in the sub-zero cold to call on Governor Cuomo to address income inequality in his State of the State address. They braved the freezing temperatures because they had dreams and hopes for a better future. They spoke of a future where our children have a good education, where everyone has access to good jobs and living wages and where the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes. See coverage from yesterday's event and take action below.