1,000 low-income New Yorkers, mostly immigrants from Latin America, to hold massive community assembly in lower Manhattan and march to City Hall for a rally with scores of elected officials
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Close to 1,000 low-income New Yorkers, mostly immigrants from Latin America, to hold massive community assembly in lower Manhattan then march to City Hall for a rally with scores of elected officials.
Marchers will call for budget fairness: a freeze on budget cuts to vital support services, like health and education services, and modest tax increases on the very wealthy as the way out of the current fiscal crisis
Marchers will also support innovative policy initiatives that benefit working class New Yorkers:
1) a crackdown on housing conditions that exacerbate childhood asthma,
2) translation of pharmacy labels, and
3) accountability for abusive police in City schools.
WHAT: Make the Road New York (MRNY), NYC’s largest membership-led, community-based organization’s First Annual Democracy Day. Low-income New Yorkers will be sharing their stories, in their languages, with power brokers from around the city.
Musical performances will accompany the substantive policy part of the assembly. Hundreds will then march up Broadway to City Hall for a noontime rally at City Hall. Members of MRNY will meet with twenty City Council Members and top officials from the Bloomberg Administration to present the organization’s platform for a Just New York.
, WHEN and WHERE:Wednesday, October 15th, 2008
10 – 11am: Auditorium at 52 Broadway, UFT Headquarters
11:15 – Noon: March from 52 Broadway to City Hall
Noon – 1pm: Rally at City Hall with elected officials