Considering how these elected politicians are performing on issues important to low-income communities, members of Community Voices Heard issue failing grades and invited them to visit their low-income communities.
Hundreds of Low-Income NYers to Hold "People's Assembly" on Long Island to Pass Overlooked Legislation
Low-income members of CVH gather to call for elected officials to finish undone business by increasing minimum wage, funding job creation and affordable housing, and implementing a fair elections system for New York
Participatory budgeting, called "revolutionary civics in action" by the New York Times, will double in size as it enters its second year with even more Council Members, community organizations and everyday New Yorkers taking leadership roles
Following weeks of pressure from Community Voices Heard and others, the Council restored $17 million in budget deal for Transitional Jobs (known as JTP)
NEW YORK, NY (06/25/2012; UPDATED 7/2/2012)-- Community Voices Heard, a community organizing group based in East Harlem, declared victory today when the New York City Council and Mayor Michael Bloomberg worked together to restore $17 million for the city's Jobs Training Program (JTP), which had been proposed to zero out.