Creative Actions Target HRA, NYCHA, Merrill Lynch & Bank of America; Call For Community Jobs, Repairs in Public Housing & Funding for HIV/AIDS Housing
"We need to expel the small army of big money from our governance and from our elections."
Community Voices Heard encouraged by Citizens Union's support for innovative pilot programs such as Participatory Budgeting; Pilot cycle of PB saw participation of more than 6,000 New Yorkers
NEW YORK, NY (05/01/2012) -- Agnes Rivera, co-chair of the Community Voices Heard Board of Directors, provided the following statement regarding the release today of a new report by Citizens Union of the City of New York on recommended reforms to the New York City Council discretionary funding system:
"So, the outstanding question is this: Does the year-long silence from JCOPE, which was created by Governor Cuomo and its director appointed by him, mean we should not expect a real investigation?"
On the eve of Tax Day, low-income New Yorkers rally and march on Upper East Side, visiting the homes of the wealthy 1%