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Feb 12 2015

My name is Maritza Silva-Farrell and I am the Coordinator of Real Affordability for All (RAFA) – the largest affordable housing coalition in the city, comprised of more than 50 housing organizations. The affordable housing crisis is reaching extreme heights, and as advocates for the creation and preservation of affordable housing, we have fought against numerous threats on behalf of tenants across the city. Now, we are facing a new threat—Airbnb and illegal hotel companies …

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We organized the largest march for climate action in history. With over 400,000 attendees on September 24th and millions of others united in actions around the world, the People's Climate March drew attention to the climate crisis and built a movement between environmental justice, labor and community organizations.

The Expanded In-Home Services for the Elderly Program (EISEP), a critical program that provides home care services to low-income seniors who cannot afford home care services, has been underfunded in the City’s Fiscal Year 2015 Preliminary Budget. In choosing to invest more adequately in cost-effective EISEP home care services, NYC can be an example to cities the nation looking for innovative ways to support seniors, their families and care workers. Please read our fact sheet to learn more.

On March 25, 2014, Maya Pinto, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, presented this testimony before the New York City Council Aging Committee on the New York City Fiscal Year 2015 Preliminary Budget. Chairperson Chin and members of the Aging Committee, thank you for the opportunity to testify today. My name is Maritza Silva-Farrell and I am Senior Organizer at ALIGN and Lead Organizer for the New York Caring Across Generations campaign. ALIGN is a long-term …

On February 28, Maya Pinto, Senior Policy and Research Analyst at ALIGN, presented testimony to the New York City Council Environmental Protection Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony today. My name is Maya Pinto and I am a Senior Researcher and Policy Analyst at ALIGN. ALIGN is a long-term alliance of worker and community organizations united for a just and sustainable New York. Firstly, I would like to commend Chairperson Richards and …

On February 24, 2014, Maya Pinto, Senior Policy and Research Analyst, presented testimony to the New York City Council Sanitation Committee.ALIGN testimony on future of sanitation policy (2 24 2014) Thank you to Chairperson Reynoso and the members of the Sanitation Committee for the opportunity to provide testimony today. ALIGN: the Alliance for a Greater New York is a long-term alliance of worker and community organizations united for a just and sustainable New York. Firstly, …

New York spends approximately $7 billion each year on subsidies to businesses across New York. Fifteen economic development programs, some with hundreds of local entities, issue subsidies such as tax exemptions, tax credits, grants, tax-exempt bonds, and discounted land to corporations, ostensibly in the name of job creation, economic growth and an improved quality of life for all New Yorkers. This report takes a closer look at the subsidy programs that report regional data, their job creation performance, and the most ...

The Committee for Better Banks commissioned this report in order to begin to assess the quality of jobs within the banking industry and the state of the bank workplace from the perspective of retail, administrative, frontline and back office bank workers.

Oct 02 2013

ALIGN and the Transform Don’t Trash coalition's released a new report that outlines how the commercial waste industry is highly polluting, inefficient, costly to the City, disproportionately burdensome on low-income communities of color, and dangerous and exploitative for workers.

Aug 06 2013

Over 1 million New York City residents interact with the home care system, either as paid or unpaid caregivers, or as seniors and people with disabilities who receive care. In the next two decades as Baby Boomers age, up to 1 million more people will require home care. ALIGN and the New York Care Council conducted a comprehensive survey to gain a deeper understanding of the experiences and concerns of New Yorkers vis-à-vis the home care system, and to determine aspects ...