Yesterday we gathered in Albany with clergy, community leaders, and New Yorkers from across the state to mark the 51st Anniversary of the March on Washington and to call for representative leadership that serves the common good. The "Vote Your Dreams Not Your Fears" was one of 12 events taking place in state capitols throughout the U.S.
- On radio and TV: Sara Niccoli, Executive Director of NYS Labor-Religion Coalition, Paul Pecorale, Vice President of NYSUT, and Paula Gravelle, Executive Director of the NYS Council of Churches were interviewed on Capitol Tonight. Sara Niccoli also spoke about the rally on Capitol Pressroom.
- From the Legislative Gazette: "New Yorkers deserve better than we've received from our so-called political leaders at all levels over recent decades but despite the political mess, ordinary people are doing extraordinary things all across the state," said CSEA President Danny Donohue. "We have a tremendous opportunity to bring people together and to have our voices heard. It begins with voter registration and sending notice — It's time for our political leaders to start serving the people instead of themselves."
- From RH Reality Check: "New York has the nation’s highest level of inequality, school funding has been cut while tax cuts benefiting the wealthy have passed, and political corruption and stalemate plague Albany. 'New York has a need to call on our legislature to pass policies that are compassionate and moral and serve all the people in the state, including the poor,' Emily McNeill of NYS Labor-Religion Coalition said."