"We need to expel the small army of big money from our governance and from our elections."
Community Voices Heard encouraged by Citizens Union's support for innovative pilot programs such as Participatory Budgeting; Pilot cycle of PB saw participation of more than 6,000 New Yorkers
NEW YORK, NY (05/01/2012) -- Agnes Rivera, co-chair of the Community Voices Heard Board of Directors, provided the following statement regarding the release today of a new report by Citizens Union of the City of New York on recommended reforms to the New York City Council discretionary funding system:
"So, the outstanding question is this: Does the year-long silence from JCOPE, which was created by Governor Cuomo and its director appointed by him, mean we should not expect a real investigation?"
On the eve of Tax Day, low-income New Yorkers rally and march on Upper East Side, visiting the homes of the wealthy 1%
Group Release new research showing contributions to State Senator overwhelmingly from out-of-district and big money donors
POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (04/04/2012)-- On Wednesday, residents and community leaders from Community Voices Heard (CVH) in Poughkeepsie gathered outside the Dutchess County Office Building on Market St to demand that their elected officials that represent them in Albany pass a Fair Elections system during this year's legislative session.