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