In the News
July 5, 2023
“Councilmembers know that their districts will really suffer as a result of another austerity budget, and the fact they feel powerless to vote no, and don’t have a voice to send a message that austerity kills, says a lot,” said Celina Trowell, an organizer for VOCAL-NY, which focuses on the needs of homeless New Yorkers. Trowell commended the job done by Speaker Adams to stave off some of the cuts, but her organization was among the many groups urging councilmembers to send a message by voting “no.”
“The Council is still trying to find a space in the Adams administration, which is dead-set on trying to sell austerity as something that will somehow help the community,” Trowell said.