Get behind City Council Res 747-A! Given the extreme budget shortfall that NYC is experiencing because of the fallout of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we need the City Council to demand increased federal aid which can only come if the funds are diverted from the Pentagon budget. Thus far only 17 Councilmembers have signed on to Resolution 747-A, which takes the first step by mandating hearings on the topic. Where are the other 34?
Find out if your City Councilperson is a co-sponsor. If they aren’t, call or email them to insist that they sign on. We are particularly focusing now on: Mathieu Eugene (Dist. 40), Mark Levine (Dist. 7), Inez D. Barron (Dist 42), Robert E. Cornegy, Jr. (Dist. 36), and Speaker Corey Johnson (Dist. 3).
(Find your councilperson here if you don’t know who represents you.)
The National Defense Authorization Act is now being debated. It’s chock-full of money for new nuclear weapons and other dangerous, wasteful programs. Call Sens. Schumer and Gillibrand at 202-224-3121 to let them know what you think.