Council members around New York City have begun holding neighborhood assemblies to brainstorm ideas for neighborhood improvement projects, to be decided on by voters in a process known as participatory budgeting.  

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Dear Friends,

One year after Hurricane Sandy, many of the affected individuals and communities continue to face challenges and struggle.

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For immediate release – October 23, 2013

Contact: Sean Barry, 646.373.3344 (cell), Matt Curtis, 646-234-9062 (cell)

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Eyeing Bloomberg Legacy, New Campaign Launches to Urge Progress on Increasing Good Jobs, Recycling and Justice in the Commercial Waste Industry

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ADVOCATES AND ELECTED OFFICIALS URGE CLEANUP OF NYC’S COMMERCIAL WASTE INDUSTRY

Unprecedented Coalition to Highlight Need to Increase Good Jobs, Recycling, and Justice

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With 1 Million New Yorkers Expected to Need Home Care Soon, and Home Care Jobs Driving Employment in NYC, New Survey Reports Experiences and Priorities of Home Care Workers, Seniors, People with Disabilities and their Families.

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A new inspector general for the NYPD, and new ways for New Yorkers to sue the department for racial profiling.

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ew York just made civil rights history! Just moments ago the City Council voted to override Mayor Bloomberg’s veto of two Community Safety Act bills that will enact real and lasting reforms to discriminatory policing practices, including the NYPD’s abusive stop and frisk program.

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We can keep our communities safe without resorting to mass incarceration, abusive policing strategies and the failed war on drugs. We know this from direct experience in New York City, where the incarceration rate has dropped by 32% since 2001 while major felony crimes have dropped by a similar rate. But with rampant abuses of stop and frisk, persistently high rates of arrests for minor drug offenses, and other civil rights violations, it’s clear we have a long way to go.

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Community View: Hepatitis C is widespread problem - Baby boomers are at higher risk

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