CVH's monthly update to members and allies || March 2012
January 17, 2012: Low-income leaders of the group Community Voices Heard (CVH) responded to Governor Andrew Cuomo's Executive Budget that he released this afternoon. Their responses touched on the public assistance cash grant, the need for public housing repairs, public works projects in Yonkers and the Hudson Valley, and more.
Agnes Martinez, member of the PUBLIC HOUSING campaign, the CVH board, and a a resident of NYC's Drew Hamilton Houses, said the following:
CVH has a TANF 101 presentation and is willing to come to you to talk about why TANF Reauthorization is important.
CVH participated in a Briefing in Washington, DC in February 2010 to highlight the many issues with TANF and espcially he importance of ending WEP.
CVH is workingon a media strategy to confront the stereotypes of people on public assistance ad to get the truth about TANF in the minds of the public.
(January 30, 2010) A busload of Community Voices Heard members went up to Albany, NY yesterday to participate in the overnight Capitol Camp-In led by hundreds of low-income people, welfare recipients, people living with HIV/AIDS, students, seniors, and other New Yorkers opposed to Governor Cuomo's austerity budget.
Hello Friends of CVH, I wanted to share with you some quick info from our action yesterday (March 2, 2011), which involved about 150 people at the state Capitol Building and saw 17 leaders and allies arrested for acts of civil disobedience.