NY Jobs with Justice and Urban Agenda, two New York City-based advocacy organizations announced the launch of their new unified organization on Friday night at their inaugural Movement Builders Awards celebration. After a year-long strategic partnership, the groups are now ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York. Matt Ryan is the organization’s Executive Director.
New York Jobs with Justice and members of the Walmart-Free NYC Coalition released video of a flash mob at a speech by Mike Duke, CEO of Walmart. Nearly a hundred singing and dancing activists converged on Bryant Park on Wednesday to protest Walmart for its record of mistreating women, African Americans and Latinos and the LGBT community.
This afternoon, members of the Getting Our Money’s Worth Coalition responded to Governor Cuomo’s budget proposal. The following statements focus on the need to balance revenue generation and the use of corporate subsidies with the needs of all New Yorkers
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