“New Hope” NY State Budget Forum

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 3 PM

Press Conference followed by Forum & Teach-In

(Enter at rear parking level)

Guest Speakers:
Ron Deutsch, Fiscal Policy Institute
Rev. Peter Cook, NYS Council of Churches
Micah Barreiro, Broome Tioga NAACP

The community is invited to join us to discuss how we can champion changes in
some of the underlying principles used by our state legislatures to create New
York’s 2019 budget.

The “New Hope” budget project is a coalition of religious and secular groups calling for a NY state budget that will:

• Strongly embraces the politics of shred abundance, fairness, equality, respect
and cooperation, and

• Firmly rejects the politics of manufactured scarcity, fear and division!
This forum will also discuss New York’s election reform bills and our efforts
to make possible:

The passage of legislation that focuses on the needs of the people.
Provide a path for a greater diversity of people to run for elected office.
Reduce the influence of big money in politics.
Increase the participation in the democratic process.

Sponsoring organizations include: Citizen Action, NYSCOC, Indivisible, Binghamton,
Fiscal Policy Institute, BC Labor-Religion Coalition of NY, Working Families
Party, the Sierra Club, Broome Tioga-NAACP and the Justice & Peace Resource Center

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