Westchester County

Community Voices Heard is building a powerful organization of low-income people of color to fight for racial and economic justice in Westchester County. After a year-long County-wide expansion effort, CVH-Westchester currently has active leadership hubs in White Plains, Yonkers, Peekskill and Ossining, with plans to grow additional hubs in Mt Vernon, New Rochelle, Port Chester and Mt Kisco. CVH member-leaders from across the county have created a Westchester People's Agenda which they launched in October of 2014. The People's Agenda demands truly affordable housing and access to jobs for Westchester's low-income residents. Since launching the agenda, CVH member-leaders have already fought for and won a $1 million increase in county funding for childcare subsidies and after-school programs and have "banned the box" that asks job applicants whether they have been convicted of a felony on city applications in Yonkers and White Plains. In June of 2015, CVH-Westchester member-leaders held a People's Assembly to Combat the Housing Crisis. Member-leaders are now pushing forward a long-term campaign to fight for truly affordable housing and against gentrification in Westchester County.

Join us as we become an unstoppable force to be reckoned with in Westchester County!

•For more information or to get involved, contact our Hudson Valley Organizing Director Juanita Lewis (Juanita@CVHaction.org), 914-519-8588 or Westchester County Organizer Julia Solow (Julia@CVHaction.org), 914-514-7632

Yonkers Office
28 N. Broadway Ave 2nd Fl.
Yonkers, NY 10701

Westchester People's Assembly March & Rally October 4th!

Over the past year, CVH's Westchester chapter has gathered hundreds of residents to develop an anti-poverty agenda that truly represents the needs of working families. Join CVH's Westchester Chapter at 11AM on Saturday, October 4th at the White Plains Presbyterian Church as we launch this anti-poverty people's agenda and call for support from our elected officials! See the attached flyer for all the details - come out to help show our strength!

Peekskill Anti-Poverty Town Hall on August 14th!

Come and join residents of Peekskill and Community Voices Heard for a Town Hall meeting to help create an anti-poverty agenda for Westchester County. The meeting will take place on Thursday, August 14th at 6:30pm in the Community Room of the City of Peekskill Neighborhood Center at 4 Nelson Avenue. Listen to CVH leader Steven Dillard on why you should attend:

 

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