Browsing Category 'Economy & Democracy'

Ramon and AM Jeffries PBG

The Prison Policy Initiative (PPI) honored VOCAL-NY, along with Assembly Member Hakeem Jeffries, for our grassroots organizing to end prison-based gerrymandering at a reception on October 11, 2011. Prison-based gerrymandering is the practice of counting prison inmates where they are incarcerated instead of their home communities for the purpose of drawing legislative districts. It dilutes […]

Terry Elizabeth Gustavo and cameras

Governor Cuomo is paying for $5 billion in tax cuts for the wealthiest 1% of New Yorkers by cutting hospitals, schools,┬áhousing programs, public assistance and other public services that ordinary New Yorkers rely on. VOCAL-NY is working with allies around the state to block this tax cut before it takes effect on December 31st by […]

Thousands of people are gathered in Lower Manhattan as part of Occupy Wall Street, an exciting protest against the growing income divide and widespread unemployment in our country, along with the excessive influence of large corporations and big banks over our democracy. On October 5th, thousands of New Yorkers from community organizations, human services providers […]

budget

VOCAL-NY joined allies from the May 12th coalition and the New York City Council Progressive Caucus for a rally at City Hall on June 21st to announce a People’s Budget that raises revenue to prevent the worst cuts proposed by Mayor Bloomberg. View our proposed revenue solutions on the Strong Economy for All website. We […]

showdowninohio

VOCAL-NY joined fellow affiliates from National People’s Action outside the Chase Bank shareholders meeting in Columbus, OH on May 16th for the Showdown in Ohio. We called on Chase Bank to end foreclosures and pay their fair share in taxes. Follow the link for photos taken by VOCAL-NY leaders Wanda Hernandez and Wayne Starks and […]