#FridayRecap On Tuesday, Amazon chose to split its HQ2 between New York City and Northern Virginia. The search for 2nd location received 238 bids and was narrowed down to 20 finalists. During the process Amazon skillfully obtained free data from cities across North America, including proprietary information about real estate sites under development, details about their talent pool, local labor cost and what incentives cites and states were willing to give up to bring Amazon to town. What information and incentives did NYC give up? What will NYC really gain?
Hundreds of protesters from across the country joined Community Voices Heard, in partnership with New York Communities for Change and members of the #NoCuts Coalition, to march on Washington, DC to oppose the Trump administration's proposed $7 billion cut to federal housing programs.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Nydia Velasquez, Rep. Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Jan Shakowsky, and other Congress members joined our rally at the Church of the Reformation and echoed our demands to end the Wall Street giveaways and privatization of our communities. The eleced officals demanded that President Donald Trump restore Housing and Urban Development Department funding and provide better housing qualities for people living on low incomes
Afterwards, participants delivered a letter to HUD Secretary Ben Carson to demand that he meet with the #NOCuts coalition and paid a visit to private equity vampires Blackstone to let them know that we will not allow them to take our homes. We will continue to fight against any cuts to HUD. Stand with us! Join the #NOCUTS Coalition.