Maya Pinto, ALIGN's Senior Policy and Research Analyst, delivered this testimony at the Committee on Economic Development hearing on the proposed Community Impact Report bill.
Carlos Llenes is on the front lines of the movement for just, equitable and sustainable recovery and rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy. Originally from Ecuador, Carlos has been a remediation worker for more than 20 years, and is working with the environmental remediation company Synatec Incorporated to thoroughly clean and rehabilitate homes throughout New York and New Jersey that have been infected with mold due to flooding from Superstorm Sandy.
Nathalie Alegre joined advocates at a New York City Industrial Development Agency (NYCIDA) hearing to testify against granting huge public subsidies to the Related Companies to develop Hudson Yards. The testimony questions the track record of the Related Companies in honoring its agreements, as well as the NYCIDA’s track record in crafting successful agreements and holding companies accountable to their jobs and other community benefits promises.
What does caring mean to you? I’m Nancy Salazar, and I'd like to tell you what caring means to me. Being a home health aide is hard work – I wake up early, so I can get to work at 8am, and my workday doesn’t end until 8pm. But I don’t mind the hours.
In urban communities across the United States, Walmart is facing serious opposition to opening stores. This video shows how we are raising awareness about what Walmart would really mean for New York's neighborhoods...