People’s State of the State Highlights Issues Needing More Attention from Lawmakers

02/20/2017

People’s State of the State Calls Out New York’s Income Inequality

ALBANY, N.Y. — Through song and prayer, the 27th annual People’s State of the State called on lawmakers to remember who activists called New Yorker’s in crisis.

“Nothing is in a silo. If someone’s homeless, they’re probably hungry. If someone’s hungry, they’re probably close to being homeless,” said Susan Zimet, Hunger Action Network of NYS executive director.

The 2017 address, held outside the Capitol Building in Albany, focused on a “Preparedness Checklist” which included housing, healthcare access, a living wage and tax fairness.

“Not only do we have to extend the Millionaires’ Tax and not allow it to expire, […]

February 20th, 2017|Categories: External posts, News from HANNYS|