A Poor People’s Response to the NYS Budget: Virtual Town Hall With the NYS Poor People’s Campaign
Start: Tuesday, April 14, 2020•12:00 PM • Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
End: Tuesday, April 14, 2020• 1:30 PM • Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
A Poor People’s Response to the NYS Budget and COVID-19: Virtual Town Hall With the NYS Poor People’s Campaign
April 14, 12-1:30pm, Zoom and facebook.com/nysppc (Zoom login information will be sent that morning to those who RSVP)
Will include closed captioning. Interpretación simultánea al español en Zoom.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the crises the NYS Poor People’s Campaign has been organizing to address for more than 2 years. Almost 10 million New Yorkers were living in poverty or one emergency away from it before the pandemic, which is worsened by the lack of safety net and deep economic injustice prevalent across the country. Yet in the midst of a public health and economic crisis that will hit the poor hardest, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature passed an austerity budget, refusing to raise taxes on New York’s super-rich and ignoring the urgent needs of the majority of New Yorkers.
Join the NYS Poor People’s Campaign on Tuesday, April 14, 12-1:30pm for a virtual town hall on the impact of this budget, COVID-19, and how front-line organizers are responding and continuing to build a movement to advance justice for their communities.
Patrick Braswell, Rochester Homeless Union
Katy Carroll, ADAPT Capital Region
Ilona Duverge, Movement School
Rebecca Garrard, Upstate/Downstate Housing Alliance
Luis Jimenez, Alianza Agrícola
Thomas Kearney, Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP)
Suzanne Krull, Cuba Cultural Center
Jennifer Rawlinson, Newburgh Clean Water Project