WHAT: A major "Rally for New York" to push for fair alternatives
to the devastating budget cuts currently being considered in Albany and
New York City. These proposed cuts - to education, healthcare, social
services and more - will have a disastrous impact on neighborhoods and
communities around the five boroughs that are already reeling from the
Thousands of New Yorkers from across the city will be declaring
"We need Fair Share Tax Reform", which would institute a higher income
tax on those earning $250,000 and more, raising an estimated $6 billion
to preserve and invest in programs that benefit all New Yorkers.
WHO: Thousands of New Yorkers are expected from all walks of life
and communities across the city. Among the speakers will be people
talking about the impacts of the cuts to themselves, their families,
and their communities.
The diverse group of community groups, advocates, non-profit
organizations and labor unions includes the One New York Coalition
which represents over 200 local agencies and nonprofit organizations,
the Working Families Party, New York Immigration Coalition, the
Hispanic Federation, Make the Road New York, the NAACP, United
Neighborhood Houses, the Citizens' Committee for Children, Citizen
Action, the New York City Central Labor Council, ACORN, UFT, the
Alliance for Quality Education, DC37, 1199SEIU, the NYS AFL-CIO, NYSUT,
32BJ and the Communication Workers of America.
WHERE: City Hall (Broadway side)
WHEN: Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 4:00 p.m.
PLEASE NOTE: Simultaneous rallies will be taking place in Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Binghamton.