It’s about fairness–and futures.
The educational needs of our state’s and city’s students will be determined by the budget decided in Albany this.
Remember: The budget is a moral document.
It’s a moral thing.
Last month, we were in Albany with a thousand advocates to demand that New York fully fund its educational system, reducing disparities that make our state’s classrooms the most economically and racially segregated in the nation.
Last Monday, we stood in front of the governor’s New York City office to deliver a response to his State of the State, urging him to see the budget as the moral document it is.
, we’ll be in Grand Central Station, allied in commemorating the six-month anniversary of the death of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO. We’ll use this solemn occasion to continue our demands for justice, including reforms to policing and the criminal justice system.
Here are events for :
6 MONTHS LATER–BLACK LIVES STILL MATTER:
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WE ARE ONE NEW YORK–MORAL MONDAYS IN ALBANY:
Learn what we can do.
Serious people know what we’re in for if we don’t take global action to reduce carbon levels in the atmosphere and stop burning fossil fuels. The destructive impacts of climate change are already threatening New York City–especially incommunities with the least resources.
What action can we take on a local level to counter this urgent problem?
In his first year, Mayor De Blasio has already laid out an ambitious sustainable energy plan, One City, Built to Last, that can have a major impact on New Yorkers by helping reduce carbon emissions an anticipated 80% by 2050. In tandem, many New Yorkers have joined the global divestment movement encouraging institutional investors to shift away from big fossil and into the sustainable energy sector. This financial strategy may play a key role in supporting the types of projects the Mayor endorses.
We’ll examine the Mayor’s plan, look at strategies of pension fund divestment, discuss how we can help at a local level to build a sustainable city, and brainstorm effective actions.
This event is a lead-up to the Global Divestment Day on February 13th.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 3RD, 6:30 PM
ST. JOHN’S CHURCH MEETING ROOM, 81 CHRISTOPHER ST.
Sponsored by Greater NYC for Change with 350NYC, Manhattan Young Democrats, United for Action, and Village Independent Democrats.
Take a look at these announcements of city-wide activities and resources. Please, don’t forget to spread the word.
The next Moral Mondays NYC, a People’s Response to the Governor’s State of the State Address, is scheduled for Monday, January 26th from 4:30 to 6 pm at the Adam Clayton Powell Building on West 125th Street. Check it out here.
Join Citizen Action In Demanding Justice
Americans from coast to coast have lost faith in the criminal justice system. Staten Island DA Dan Donovan failed to bring even a single charge against the officer who killed Eric Garner. Now, Donovan is trying to stop NYC Public Advocate Letitia James from unsealing the transcript of the case. New Yorkers deserve to know what happened in that courtroom. Sign the petition demanding Staten Island DA Dan Donovan release the transcript.
Tax Relief And Help For Working Families
Find out if you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit and the NYC Child Care Tax Credit. You could be entitled to a refund of up to $10,000. More info (including FREE volunteer tax-preparation assistance) here.
It’s cold out there! Why not warm up with some delicious drinks and great friends? Join Greater NYC for Change as we kick off 2015!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29TH 6 TO 9 PM
THE GINGER MAN, 11 EAST 36TH ST.