Statewide Efforts

CVH and VOCAL-NY Hold “Bake Sale to Save New York” Outside Gov. Cuomo’s “Top of the Rock” Fundraiser

(Feb 17, 2011) CVH, VOCAL and allies from around New York City converged on Rockefeller Center on Thursday night to protest the fundraiser Governor Andrew Cuomo’s was hosting on the 67th floor of Rockefeller Center, also known as “The Top of the Rock.”  The funds raised at the governor’s event -- $15,000 per person -- are reported to be for Cuomo’s re-election campaign, which is more than 3.5 years away, but the fundraiser’s invite stated plainly that the funds were actually, “to help fund a planned public-relations blitz” to defend the drastic budget cuts the Governor has proposed. 

Lobbying Complaint Against Cmte to Save New York and Gov. Andrew Cuomo

(Feb 16, 2011) CVH and VOCAL today filed a complaint with the NYS Commission on Public Integrity asserting that the Committee to Save New York failed to meet its requirements under the state's Lobbying Law, by filing late and failing to list Governor Andrew Cuomo as the third party on whose behalf it was lobbying.

You can read about the complaint at the following sites:

Committee to Save New York = Albany's Worst Special Interests

(Jan 20, 2011) Dozens of people from around New York City, Yonkers, Poughkeepsie and Newburgh converged on the reception for the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) annual gala at the New York Hilton Hotel tonight calling on attendees to pay their fair share in helping the state get through these tough times. REBNY is a major backer of the Committee to Save New York, a new coalition of powerful special interests pushing for a millionaire's tax break and reactionary budget cuts.