The United States Supreme Court will soon be hearing oral arguments in the case Janus vs. AFSCME, which threatens to undermine working people's collective bargaining power throughout the nation. You can learn more about the case here.
This concerted attack on working people won't go forward without a response, however. There are several upcoming actions around the state - see the details below and join where you can!
On Monday, February 5th, in conjunction with 31 other states, the New York State Poor People's Campaign held a Unity Press Conference, announcing our participation in the upcoming 40 Days of Action. We delivered letters to Senate Majority Leader Flanagan and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie.
This is the time of year that, as many of us gather close with family and loved ones, we consider the ways we can help those among us who are struggling. We make donations to local charities, we volunteer, and we serve meals at soup kitchens. These efforts to serve our neighbors and communities are admirable, to be sure, and they often provide an essential lifeline. However, if we truly desire to end poverty in our communities, we must recognize that these acts of charity are not enough — and cannot be enough.