“It is time for the Bloomberg administration to recognize that progress depends on the entirety of our City moving together towards prosperity, not just the 1%,” writes Council Member Margaret Chin in the Huffington Post
. While poverty continues to rise, wealth gap grows as the top 1% of earners account for nearly 45% of the city's total income. Something must be done to change this. As Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. writes
, “It is time for this administration to hear the voices of thousands who came to Riverside Church—and the millions across the City—and pass the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act."
We currently have a majority of City Council Members supporting the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, but the only way the bill will pass is if it gets put to a vote. We need YOU to step up and help us make this happen. This is the moment for the City to hear our voices. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help us win this battle!