Who is GrowingTogetherNY and what is the Better Choice Budget Campaign?
A Better Choice for New York is an annual commitment to invest in the future of New York by making smart revenue and budget balancing choices. Ensuring that New York is dedicated to protecting all of its citizens requires passing a budget that preserves the promise of New York and shares the burden between all of its residents.
We want a better NY for All of Us. A New York we can be proud of.
GrowingTogetherNY is a coalition of over 130 community/consumer-based, faith, labor, environmental, human services and other organizations and coalitions representing over one million New Yorkers. We want the Governor and Legislature to balance the state budget in a way that uses existing resources efficiently and raises additional revenues in ways that will not harm our already fragile economy and will create jobs. We further believe that our state must not respond with actions that will further hinder the growth of New York’s economy or hurt the children and families hit hardest by the recession.
Steering Committee Members/Organizations:
New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness, Alliance for Quality Education, Environmental Advocates of NY, Coalition for the Homeless, Community Voices Heard, Fiscal Policy Institute, PEF, VOCAL-NY, NYS Episcopal Public Policy Network, NYSUT, Empire Justice Center, AFSCME NY, Citizen Action of NY, NYS AFL-CIO, NYS Community Action Association, Hunger Action Network, Statewide Senior Action Council of NYS
NYFF Board of Directors (Organizations):
AFSCME, Fiscal Policy Institute, CSEA, PEF, NYS Council of Churches, NYSUT, DC-37, NYS AFL-CIO