When New York’s State Legislators return to work next week, they say they will be focused on addressing impacts of the pandemic. Yet right now, State Legislators have no plans to pass revenue-raising bills like taxing the ultra rich — the single most important thing that New York could do immediately to protect our communities. Click here to call Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie now, and leave a message telling them that raising revenues MUST be the first item on their agenda on Tuesday!
Regions of New York are starting to open up, but the pain and suffering caused by the pandemic to our communities is going to take much longer to heal. Families and students are hurting, many of them Black, Brown and low-income communities that have borne the brunt of the virus’s impact. Decades of systemic racism created the very inequities in education, healthcare, housing and income that made these same communities so vulnerable to the pandemic in the first place.
New York’s State Legislators have a moral duty to the people they represent to make addressing these inequities the number one priority when they return to work on Wednesday. Click to call Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie now and urge them to stand with Black, Brown and low-income children, and raise taxes on multi-millionaires and billionaires.