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Housing Deal is a Major Victory for Real Affordability for All

"This is a major victory for our coalition and for countless New Yorkers. Through intense advocacy and organizing, we demanded a better plan with deeper affordability, and that’s what the New York City Council has secured. We are very grateful to City Council Members Jumaane Williams, Ritchie Torres, Donovan Richards, and Ben Kallos for their tireless leadership on behalf of the most vulnerable low-income New Yorkers. They played a crucial role in securing a stronger, more robust affordable housing and rezoning plan,” said Maritza Silva-Farrell, Campaign Director of Real Affordability for All.



People’s Climate Movement in New York City demands bolder action on climate, protests Chase Bank and others in citywide demonstrations

A coalition of community organizations, labor groups, students and workers will gather today at St. Bart's Church near Chase Bank's Midtown headquarters at 11:30 a.m. and the Harlem State Office Building at 5 p.m. to publicly demonstrate against Chase Bank and other entities’ financial ties to climate change. The actions will highlight Chase’s exploitative role in funding the fossil fuel economy and predatory lending practices while calling for a clean energy economy that benefits low-income communities who are often hit hardest by the impacts of pollution and climate change.



NEW REPORT UNCOVERS HIDDEN GOVERNMENT DATA, REVEALING STATE OF NYC TRASH IS WORSE THAN PUBLIC HAS BEEN TOLD

Original Research and Buried Bloomberg-Era Reports Show Commercial Waste System Produces More Trash, Recycles Less than Previously Believed   With Earth Day and PlaNYC’s Renewal Looming, Advocates Call on Mayor de Blasio to Raise the City’s Dismal Recycling Rate   New York, NY— The Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition released a report today detailing how New York City produces more commercial waste, recycles less, and is more inefficient than previously believed.…