Soon New York City will have a mayor and City Council who have pledged to share our vision for a more equitable city. But if we’re going to turn progressive goals into reality, we have to continue the fight. A city where good jobs pay a living wage, the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes and every resident has the opportunity to receive a quality k-16 education is within our sight. To get there we need a grassroots movement that bolsters our newly elected officials and gives us the power to overcome years of austerity politics and opposition from Albany and Wall Street. That movement starts now.
Organized labor, community groups, student and faith-based organizations and others have come together as the New Day New York coalition, a group committed to building one New York that works for #allofus. Together we’re organizing a week of creative actions throughout the city from December 2-5 to support organizing to boost paychecks for low-wage workers and demand policies that build broad prosperity, not wealth for a tiny few. The week will culminate with a mass rally at Foley Square on Thursday, December 5 at 4:30 PM. Learn more about the week of action at newdaynewyork.org and RSVP to join the rally with the PSC by emailing PSC Organizing Director Deirdre Brill at email@example.com.