A letter explaining our decision to decline an invitation to meet in New York City. Under normal circumstances, we would certainly meet with the head of an important agency, even if we disagreed with policies the agency was pursuing. But the current situation is anything but normal.
A diverse group of 65 organizations from throughout New York State request a $25 million appropriation to fund the New York State Community Development Financial Institution Fund (NYS CDFI Fund).
Testimony in support of Intro. 1281, sponsored by Council Member Ritchie Torres, prohibiting retail establishments from refusing to accept payments in cash.
Testimony regarding the Mayoral administration’s dangerous proposed plan to partner with a financial technology or other financial services company to embed an EMV/contact and RFID/contactless chip in the next generation of IDNYC cards, to allow for broad integration with private and public services and systems.
The OCC’s unilateral proposal of a CRA “modernization” framework falls utterly short of improving the CRA, and is clearly intended to advance the destructive deregulatory agenda embraced by Comptroller Otting and others in the administration.
I’m pleased to present testimony on behalf of Public Bank NYC, a broad-based coalition New Economy project co-founded and coordinates. Public Bank NYC is made up of community, civil rights, environmental, and economic justice groups fighting for the creation of a municipal public bank – chartered to serve the public interest, accountable to New Yorkers, and rooted in principles of racial and economic justice.
TESTIMONY OF ANDY MORRISON, CAMPAIGNS DIRECTOR NEW ECONOMY PROJECT Subminimum Wage Hearing June 27, 2018 Thank you to Commissioner Reardon and the NYS Department of Labor for the opportunity to participate in today’s important hearing and to share our comments about Governor Cuomo’s proposal to examine raising the base wage paid to tipped workers to […]
On May 15, New Economy Project traveled to JPMorgan Chase’s shareholder meeting in Plano, Texas to direct questions to CEO Jamie Dimon and call on the bank to end its destructive and extractive practices, which have served to perpetuate poverty, segregation, and inequality. Below are the full comments delivered by Juleon Robinson and Andy Morrison.
A diverse group of 59 organizations from throughout New York State request a $25 million appropriation to fund the New York State Community Development Financial Institution Fund (NYS CDFI Fund).
Nearly 500 national, state, and local organizations urge Secretary Mnuchin to strengthen the federal Community Reinvestment Act in an effort to increase access to safe and sound lending, investments, and banking services in low-income communities and communities of color.