More than 150 New Yorkers to form ‘bread line’ outside Governor Cuomo’s mansion

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NEW YORK – More than 150 hungry New Yorkers headed north to Albany on Tuesday morning for a dramatic protest outside the governor’s home.The group, organized by the non-profit Make The Road New York, plans to form a ‘bread line’ several blocks outside Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Albany mansion to send him a message about struggling families financially in the midst of COVID-19.

The immigrant advocacy group has said it is asking Cuomo to raise taxes on the state’s ultra-rich to ensure the working class survives the economic crisis resulting from the pandemic.

According to the organization, Cuomo’s budget cuts to schools, hospitals and communities have led to massive layoffs.

Make The Road also said that “Cuomo’s refusal to tax New York’s richest also prevents the state from creating an Excluded Labor Fund to support the more than 500,000 New Yorkers excluded from federal aid and of State”.

Among those unable to raise aid are undocumented or formerly incarcerated New Yorkers.

The demo will take place around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday and you can watch it live on the Make The Road Facebook page.



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