New York Advocates Mobilize On "Fiscal Cliff"

Join with Congressman Paul Tonko to Call for End to Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy - Protect the Social Safety Net

ALBANY, NY (11/08/2012)(readMedia)-- New York Advocates Mobilize On "Fiscal Cliff"

• Congressman Tonko joins Labor, Community, Faith Leaders at Noon Thursday in Albany

• Push for Key Priorities -- Protect People, Invest in Future, Stop Special Deals for the Rich

Community Leaders & Activists Across New York Call on Congress to End Bush Tax Cuts for Wealthiest 2%, Protect and Preserve Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

Election victories in New York by President Obama, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Representatives Bill Owens & Louise Slaughter, House candidates Sean Patrick Maloney and Dan Maffei and five high-profile State Senate candidates sent a clear message this week that New York voters want to stop special deals for the wealthy, invest for the future and protect important programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid from harsh cuts.

Local leaders are joining with Congressman Paul Tonko to call on President Obama and the New York Congressional delegation to fight for a fair deal on the "fiscal cliff" that protects Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and ensures the wealthiest 2% pay their fair share in taxes, while maintaining tax cuts for the middle class.


Congressman Paul Tonko

Andrew Pallotta, Executive Vice President, NYSUT

Sara Nicolli, NYS Labor-Religion Coalition

Michael Burgess, Statewide Senior Action Council

Bob Carillo, NYS Alliance for Retired Americans

Ron Deutsch, New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness

Michael Kink, Strong Economy for All Coalition

Jessica Wisneski, Citizen Action of New York

Nikki Brate, Public Employees Federation

Frank Mauro, Fiscal Policy Institute


Press conference with Congressman Paul Tonko and a diverse array of community, labor and faith leaders calling on their federal officials to demand a fair deal that protects Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and ensures the wealthiest pay their fair share.

Albany’s event is being held in coordination with dozens of actions around the country, including actions in New York City, Binghamton, Newburgh and Syracuse, spearheaded by groups affiliated with Americans for Tax Fairness, AFL-CIO, National People’s Action and many more.

WHEN: Thursday November 08, 2012 at 12:00PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: LCA Press Room
Legislative Office Building
New York